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UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Jackie Chan visits Timor-Leste
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Wednesday, 25 June 2008
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Jackie Chan visits Timor-Leste
The action film star and kung fu expert Jackie Chan is on a three-day visit to Timor-Leste to promote the use of martial arts for peace, as part of his duties as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).Read Full Article ...
 
Ugandan rebel group allegedly still recruiting children - UN report
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Wednesday, 25 June 2008
Ugandan rebel group allegedly still recruiting children - UN report
Although the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) does not seem to be recruiting children in Uganda, women and children are still present in its ranks, and the rebel g...
 
UN agency applauds Security Council resolution on sexual violence during wars
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Wednesday, 25 June 2008
UN agency applauds Security Council resolution on sexual violence during wars
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has welcomed the Security Council's call for an immediate end to all acts of sexual violence against women and girls...
 
UN campaign to end violence against women backed by 10 more countries
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Tuesday, 24 June 2008
UN campaign to end violence against women backed by 10 more countries
Prime ministers and foreign ministers from 10 countries have signed on to the "Say NO to Violence against Women Campaign" - a move welcomed by the United Natio...
 
UNICEF reports rising trend of violence against children in strife-torn countries
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Friday, 20 June 2008
UNICEF reports rising trend of violence against children in strife-torn countries
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) reports that child kidnappings are on the rise in several countries affected by violence - including Haiti where mo...
 
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