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06 Mar 2012 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Pi James

NEW YORK, USA, 5 March 2012 – Significant progress has been made towards providing education for all, yet according to UNESCO an estimated 67 million children still remain out of school – and over half of them are girls.

Ten years after the United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI) was launched in 2000 to safeguard the right to education and gender equality for all children, filmmakers Frederick Rendina and Oren Rudavsky travelled to Nepal and Uganda to document the lives of girls seeking an education amid poverty and in the aftermath of conflict.

23 Jun 2011 description
report UN Children's Fund

“To Educate a Girl” Now Streaming on ViewChange.org, Broadcast Premiere Friday, 24 June 2011, at 7:00 p.m. EDT

NEW YORK, 22 June 2011 – A powerful and moving film supported by UNICEF and the United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI) on the struggles girls face daily to get an education in the developing world, will air for the very first time on Link TV’s broadcast network on Friday, 24 June at 7 p.m. EDT.

24 Aug 2007 description
report UN General Assembly


Dix ans après que la communauté internationale se soit engagée à éliminer le fléau des mines antipersonnel, les Nations Unies peuvent se prévaloir de plusieurs réalisations collectives : les mines et les restes explosifs de guerre font de moins en moins de victimes; plusieurs aspects essentiels d'un cadre juridique international renforcé ont été mis en oeuvre; on a expressément reconnu l'importance de l'égalité des sexes et des droits des personnes handicapées dans l'ensemble du domaine de la lutte antimines; et les nombreux partenaires engagés dans la …

19 Jul 2007 description

Actress Julia Ormond, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Goodwill Ambassador against human trafficking, today called for concerted action by Governments, civil society, the private sector and individuals, bolstered by an honest global analysis of all the data, to combat this modern form of slavery, which was fast becoming one of the most profitable criminal activities worldwide.

Horrified by the extent of the problem, the depth of the experience for the victims, and the extraordinary level of profit to the traffickers, Ms.

11 May 2007 description

New York, 11 May 2007- The Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict adopted its recommendations on the situations in Sri Lanka and in Nepal and examined the Secretary General's reports on Somalia and Uganda yesterday.

Ms. Coomaraswamy, UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict welcomes the recommendations adopted by the Working Group. "These recommendations send a strong message to the LTTE, a repeat offender who has been on the Secretary General's list of violators for four years and to the Karuna faction-TMVP.