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UN celebrates progress on child survival

Child mortality is on the decline.

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There is convergence between advanced and emerging economies

As the world grows more integrated, many are looking to define the nature of this integration.

Kemal Dervis, the Director of Global Economy and Development at the Brookings Institution says there is convergence of emerging and advanced economies.

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Making the CRPD count for Women and Children

Making the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities count for Women and Children is the theme of the current session of the Conference on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

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Top UN aid workers urge world community to help Syrian children

For the past twenty years the European Commission and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have worked together in countries affected by emergencies and conflict.

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UN envoy for Somalia praises election of country’s new president

After decades of conflict, the new parliament of Somalia has elected the country’s next president.

The election of President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud ends Somalia’s transitional period.

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Children lead the way toward better sanitation

For centuries in one community in India, people have defecated in the street. Now, that community is working to change sanitation and hygiene practices. And the initiative is being led by children!

Charles Appel has more.

Duration: 2'28"

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Female genital mutilation on the rise in the United States

Every year, three million girls and women across the globe are genitally mutilated.

Female genital mutilation (FGM), a procedure that involves partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, is practiced in many countries around the world.

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Learning the Lessons of Chinese and Indian Economic Success

India and China have enjoyed some of the world's fastest economic growth in recent years.

Since 1995, average income in China grew nearly ten-fold and in India, it has nearly quadrupled.

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UN calls for greater accountability to curb human rights violations in Syria

The on-going conflict in Syria and its effect on civilians is one of the key issues on the agenda of the UN Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva on Monday.

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Talking about suicide could help reduce it: WHO

A successful suicide is completed every 40 seconds of every day, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

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