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Massive UN polio immunization campaign underway in West Africa
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Thursday, 26 February 2009
Massive UN polio immunization campaign underway in West Africa
Some 53 million children under the age of five, including every girl and boy in Nigeria, have been targeted by a mass polio immunization campaign across West Africa, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) announced today.Read Full Article ...
 
‘Ideal Village' latest project by UN peacekeepers to boost Liberia's food security
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Wednesday, 25 February 2009
‘Ideal Village' latest project by UN peacekeepers to boost Liberia's food security
A new 150-acre agricultural village, complete with poultry, a fish pond and school and community-based farms, is the latest initiative by Bangladeshi peacekeep...
 
Fiscal crisis an opportunity to fight corruption, head of UN business alliance says
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Wednesday, 25 February 2009
Fiscal crisis an opportunity to fight corruption, head of UN business alliance says
During the world economic downtown, corporate engagement with ethics, trust and the fight against corruption is growing, the head of the United Nation's allian...
 
Drug resistance threatens global progress to control malaria, warns UN agency
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Tuesday, 24 February 2009
Drug resistance threatens global progress to control malaria, warns UN agency
The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said today that the emergence of a drug-resistant form of malaria in South-East Asia could seriously undermi...
 
Bumper rice harvests could bring down prices but poor may not benefit, warns UN
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Tuesday, 24 February 2009
Bumper rice harvests could bring down prices but poor may not benefit, warns UN
The consumer cost of rice, a staple for much of the world, could fall this year thanks to a bumper harvest in 2008, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Org...
 
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