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The Human Rights Council marks 20th anniversary on the Rights of the Child
New York/Geneva (rushPRNews) By: RushPRnews 2009-11-20

The Human Rights Council devoted a full-day discussion with two panels on children’s rights to mark the 20th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). The discussion focused on the achievements and challenges in implementing the

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Hollywood actor Orlando Bloom named UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador
NEW YORK (rushPRNews) By: RushPRnews 2009-10-13

Hollywood actor Orlando Bloom will be working to make the world a better place for young people as he steps into his new role as Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Mr. Bloom, who has starred in the

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UN Chief Ban Urges Investment In Women
NEW YORK (rushPRNews) By: AneHoward 2009-10-05

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged countries not to waver in their commitments to women and girls in the midst of the ongoing economic crisis, particularly in ensuring their basic human rights. In his report on the girl child, Mr. Ban noted

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UN Endorses Controversial Peacekeeping Plan for DRC
(rushPRNews) By: VOA 2009-05-19

By Peter Heinlein Goma, Congo (RPRN) 5/19/2009--The U.N. Security Council, on a tour of Africa, has given a vote of confidence to its controversial peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The mission's peacekeeping strategy involves working hand in hand

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Kid Goes Barefoot During National Volunteer Week To End Poverty
(rushPRNews) By: making change 2009-04-21

Twelve year-old activist Bilaal Rajan is living life barefoot for an entire week to raise awareness about global child poverty and to inspire people to volunteer. TORONTO, Canada (RPRN) 04/21/09– At the age of twelve, author, fundraiser and UNICEF Children’s

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UN Climate Organization Warns Link Between Pollution, Weather, Climate Impact Health
(rushPRNews) By: VOA 2009-03-23

By Lisa Schlein GENEVA (RPRN)23 March 2009- The United Nations' World Meteorological Organization says there is a close relationship between weather-climate systems and global pollution. The organization says these relationships also affect people's health. The World Meteorological Organization says 90 percent of

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Sudan's President Visits Eritrea Despite Warrant
(rushPRNews) By: VOA 2009-03-23

WASHINGTON (RPRN) 03/23/09-Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir is in neighboring Eritrea, his first trip abroad since the International Criminal Court issued a warrant for his arrest. Eritrea invited the Sudanese president earlier this month, soon after the ICC indicted him for

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Campaign To Free Aung San Suu Kyi Going Strong
(rushPRNews) By: RushPRnews 2009-03-18

NEW YORK (RushPRnews) 03/18/09-Burmese pro democracy leader and Nobel peace prize winner, Aung San Suu Kyi, has spent 13 years detained by the Burmese military junta. She and thousands of fellow monks and students have been imprisoned for bravely challenging

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UN Forced to Cut Off Humanitarian Air Service to West Africa
(rushPRNews) By: VOA 2009-03-17

By Lisa Schlein GENEVA (RushPRnews) 03/17/09-The World Food Program warns the United Nations will be forced to close its West African Humanitarian Air Service on Friday because it has run out of money. WFP says the service flies UN and private

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Tibetan Groups Demands Are Met With Silence By U.N. High Commissioner
(rushPRNews) By: VOA 2009-03-13

Tibetan Groups Urgently Appeal for UN Intervention By Lisa Schlein Geneva (RushPRnews) 13 March 2009-Tibetan groups are calling for urgent intervention in Tibet by U.N. human rights bodies. They appealed to the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva. Representatives of several

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