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PAKISTAN: Moves afoot to boost girls´┐Ż 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.

UN food agency welcomes $55 million contribution from Southern Sudan

United Nations, Sat April 28, 2007 [PRESS RELEASE]
Sudan - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a $55 million contribution from the Government of Southern Sudan for the agency's rebuilding projects in the region, which is recovering from a 21-year conflict.

Security Council lifts ban on diamond exports from Liberia

United Nations, Fri April 27, 2007 [PRESS RELEASE]
- The Security Council voted today to lift its six-year-old ban on the export of diamonds from Liberia that was introduced to stop proceeds from the sale of these so-called "blood diamonds" from fuelling wars across West Africa.

2008 Beijing Summer Olympics can boost development and peace, UN envoy says

UN, Tue April 24, 2007 [PRESS RELEASE]
Beijing - Next summer's Beijing Olympics provides a unique opportunity for the United Nations to promote development and peace-building activities, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's Special Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace said today.

KENYA: Slum-dwellers to benefit from housing fund

IRIN, Fri April 20, 2007 [PRESS RELEASE]
Nairobi - Millions of people living in urban slums throughout the world are set to benefit from the pro-poor housing fund set up by UN-Habitat and its partners, a senior UN official said on Friday.

NEPAL: Registration of weapons completed with UN help

IRIN, Tue April 17, 2007 [PRESS RELEASE]
Kathmandu - The United Nations in Nepal has completed the first phase of the arms registration process, said officials from the UN Mission in Nepal (UNMIN), which has been supervising and monitoring the arms management process in the country.

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.

Six million children in DPR Korea immunized against measles

ReliefWeb, Sat April 14, 2007 [PRESS RELEASE]
South Hamyong, DPR Korea - A massive campaign to immunize children against measles in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea has been completed by the government with help from UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO).

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".

Thirteen more governments announce support for Arms Trade Treaty

Amnesty International, Sun July 24, 2005 [PRESS RELEASE]
New York City - In the last week thirteen more governments have announced their support for the international Arms Trade Treaty at a UN arms control meeting in New York.

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