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Beijing Games focus of talks as UN official meets head of Olympic Committee
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Wednesday, 23 April 2008
Beijing Games focus of talks as UN official meets head of Olympic Committee
The United Nations Special Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace and the head of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) have pledged to ensure that this summer's Games in Beijing, China, are celebrated in a spirit of friendship and respect.Read Full Article ...
 
All of Afghanistan's children must have access to education - UN envoy
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Wednesday, 23 April 2008
All of Afghanistan's children must have access to education - UN envoy
While lauding the progress made since 2001 in getting millions of Afghan children, especially girls, into school, UN envoy Kai Eide today reaffirmed the commit...
 
Languages the focus of annual UN World Book and Copyright Day
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Wednesday, 23 April 2008
Languages the focus of annual UN World Book and Copyright Day
Bookshops, libraries, schools, publishers, authors' societies and cultural institutions in more than 100 countries are holding events today to mark the annual ...
 
Millions of Afghan children, mainly girls, still not attending school - UN
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Monday, 21 April 2008
Millions of Afghan children, mainly girls, still not attending school - UN
Although over 6 million children returned to Afghanistan's classrooms a month ago at the start of a new school year, United Nations agencies said today that ha...
 
UNESCO calls for better protection of journalists after Gaza killing
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Monday, 21 April 2008
UNESCO calls for better protection of journalists after Gaza killing
The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has called for improved protection of journalists, after a Palestinia...
 
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