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Security Council takes up violence against women in conflict zones
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Thursday, 19 June 2008
Security Council takes up violence against women in conflict zones
The United Nations Security Council is set to discuss the issue of violence against women and girls as an instrument of war, in a debate chaired by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice of the United States, which holds the 15-member body's rotating presidency for this month.Read Full Article ...
 
UNICEF scales up efforts to assist vulnerable Iraqi children
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Tuesday, 17 June 2008
UNICEF scales up efforts to assist vulnerable Iraqi children
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said today it is scaling up its emergency operation in Iraq to address the basic needs of more than 360,000 vulnera...
 
UN looks to combat sexual violence in Africa's Great Lakes Region
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Tuesday, 17 June 2008
UN looks to combat sexual violence in Africa's Great Lakes Region
Government representatives, military officials, key community representatives and women's rights defenders from across Africa's Great Lakes region have gathere...
 
Young people's voices must be heard, UN officials stress on Day of African Child
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Monday, 16 June 2008
Young people's voices must be heard, UN officials stress on Day of African Child
United Nations officials are today marking the Day of the African Child by highlighting the need to ensure that the voices of young people are heard in their s...
 
UN agency calls for global child helpline telephone number
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Monday, 16 June 2008
UN agency calls for global child helpline telephone number
In a bid to make it easier for children around the world to call for support and counselling, the United Nations International Telecommunication Union (ITU) ha...
 
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