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UNICEF emergency supplies reach flood victims in Myanmar

Yangon, Rakhine, Myanmar - UNICEF emergency supplies have arrived in Thandwe township in Myanmar's Rakhine State to help families affected by the recent floods there.

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International Conservation Organizations Applaud Global Environment Facility’s $1M Proposal

The Nature Conservancy, Fri June 01, 2007, [PRESS RELEASE]
Washington, D.C., USA - Conservation International (CI) and The Nature Conservancy applaud the Global Environment Facility (GEF) proposal to increase funding to help Pacific islands nations cope with climate change and promote sustainable development through conservation and sound natural resource management.

PAKISTAN: Moves afoot to boost girls� primary school attendance

IRIN, Thu May 31, 2007, [PRESS RELEASE]
Ghotki - Female primary school enrollment in Pakistan, a nation of 158 million, has long been a key development issue. In rural Sindh Province, an impoverished, largely tribal society of long-standing conservative attitudes and traditions, it requires vision.

Ban Ki-moon welcomes Sudanese acceptance of UN help to African mission in Darfur

United Nations, Tue April 17, 2007, [PRESS RELEASE]
Darfur, SUdan - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the Security Council today welcomed Sudan's announcement confirming that it accepts the entire "heavy support package" of troops, police officers, civilian staff and equipment which the United Nations will provide to the African Union (AU) peacekeeping mission in the violence-wracked Darfur region.

New ILO Report Shows Marked Decline in Child Labor Worldwide

International Labor Organization, Thu May 04, 2006, [PRESS RELEASE]
Geneva, Switzerland - Child labor, especially in its worst forms, is in decline for the first time across the globe, the International Labor Organization (ILO) said today, in a new, cautiously optimistic report entitled "The end of child labor: Within reach".

Greenpeace stops huge consignment of Amazon soya entering Europe

Greenpeace, Sun April 30, 2006, [PRESS RELEASE]
Amsterdam - Sixty Greenpeace activists (1) today prevented commodities giant Cargill from unloading a shipment of Amazon soya in Amsterdam port, to protest against the destruction of huge tracts of the Amazon rainforest to grow soya to feed farm animals in Europe.

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