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Guinea-Bissau: UN goodwill ambassador helps boost maternal health
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Monday, 28 July 2008
Guinea-Bissau: UN goodwill ambassador helps boost maternal health
The first brick in the construction of a maternity surgical unit has been laid in eastern Guinea-Bissau by Catarina Furtado, a well-known Portuguese actress and television personality who is also Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).Read Full Article ...
 
African Great Lakes officials at UN gathering on women's rights research centre
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Thursday, 24 July 2008
African Great Lakes officials at UN gathering on women's rights research centre
Women's rights ministers from 11 countries across Africa's Great Lakes region are gathering today in Kinshasa for a United Nations-organized conference to take...
 
Ban calls protecting children in armed conflict a
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Friday, 18 July 2008
Ban calls protecting children in armed conflict a
Protecting children in armed conflict is a moral issue, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed today, calling for increased action to safeguard young people ca...
 
UNICEF resumes aid deliveries to north-east DPR Korea
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Friday, 11 July 2008
UNICEF resumes aid deliveries to north-east DPR Korea
Trucks bearing food and medicine from the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) have begun a difficult four-day journey over mountain roads to deliver suppli...
 
Family planning vital to improving maternal health, UN officials say
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Friday, 11 July 2008
Family planning vital to improving maternal health, UN officials say
Family planning is a critical element to improving maternal health, one of the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) or global targets world leaders have p...
 
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