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Actor & Goodwill Ambassador Don Cheadle works for the environment

Don Cheadle may be well known for his on screen work, but it’s his off screen efforts to let the world know about environmental issues that he is trumpeting ahead of the Rio+20 Sustainable Development conference.

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WHO mobile health clinics to hit the road in Syria

The World Health Organization (WHO) is working to post mobile clinics in areas of Syria where there are no functioning health facilities.

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Mother Earth Day celebrated at UN in advance of April 22

In recognition of the life and sustenance that the planet and its ecosystems provide to the earth’s inhabitants, International Mother Earth Day is observed on 22 April each year.

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Finnish deaf rapper brings his music to the UN

A deaf rap artist from Finland uses his music to change attitudes towards people with disabilities.

Signmark, also known as Marko Vuoriheimo was born deaf. His passion for music and determination has made him the first deaf person in the world to get a record deal with Warner Music.

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“World economy slowly improving but remains fragile: IMF”

Prospects for the global economy are slowly improving but risks remain according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

In its latest World Economic Outlook, the IMF warns about the danger of a renewed financial economic crisis in Europe.

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Titanic wreckage to be protected under UNESCO convention

Now that the Titanic has turned 100, it is being protected by a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Convention on the Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage.

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Hostilities between Sudan and South Sudan cause concern

Continued hostilities between Sudan and South Sudan are causing growing concern at the United Nations.

In an incident Sunday at least seven people died and several others were wounded when Sudan bombed the town of Mayom in Unity State.

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UN monitors start work in Syria

The first group of UN monitors is in Syria to begin its work.

The unarmed observers will report on the implementation of the ceasefire brokered by joint UN-Arab League special envoy Kofi Annan.

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General Assembly pays tribute to late President Mutharika of Malawi

The late President Bingu Wa Mutharika was remembered by the General Assembly as it met on Monday.

The late President Mutharika passed away on Thursday, 5 April 2012 after suffering from cardiac arrest at his official residence at Lilongwe.

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UN monitors arrive in Syria as violence continues despite cease fire

The UN advance monitoring team is on the ground in Syria, getting down to the business of making sure that a fragile ceasefire holds.

Six team members arrived in Damascus on Sunday, with more to follow.

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