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AFRICA: Children speak up for right to survive
16 June 2009 (IRIN ), Thousands of children are participating in activities across Africa advocating for governments to boost child survival in commemoration of the Day of the African Child. Celebrated on 16 June, this is the same day hundreds of black school children were killed in Soweto, South Africa in 1976 protests for better education.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/84867/AFRICA-Children-speak-up-for-right-to-survive
AFRICA: 28 days to save a life
16 June 2009 (IRIN ), More than 1,500 babies born on any given day in sub-Saharan Africa will die within 24 hours, according to a recent report by UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the non-profit Save the Children, which measured African government’s progress on improving child health.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/84869/AFRICA-28-days-to-save-a-life
GLOBAL: Financial crisis could force more girls into work
12 June 2009 (IRIN ), The financial crisis could force more girls into work as financially squeezed families withdraw their daughters from school to seek jobs, warns the International Labour Organization in a report released on 12 June, World Day Against Child Labour.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/84817/GLOBAL-Financial-crisis-could-force-more-girls-into-work
GLOBAL: Swine flu declared a pandemic
11 June 2009 (IRIN ), In the space of three months, the world has watched what seemed to be a localized flu outbreak in Mexico spread to 74 countries, infect some 27,737 people and be declared pandemic on 11 June by the World Health Organization (WHO).
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/84802/GLOBAL-Swine-flu-declared-a-pandemic
GLOBAL: Earlier ARV treatment saves lives
10 June 2009 (IRIN ), Findings from a clinical trial in Haiti bring the first conclusive evidence that HIV-positive people in developing countries have a significantly better chance of survival if they start antiretroviral (ARV) treatment earlier.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/84791/GLOBAL-Earlier-ARV-treatment-saves-lives
GLOBAL: How to measure vulnerability to climate change?
10 June 2009 (IRIN ), A complex but critical issue is being raised at the UN climate change talks in Bonn, Germany: finding a scale that determines how vulnerable developing countries are to climate change, which will help allocating funds to adapt fairly.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/84794/GLOBAL-How-to-measure-vulnerability-to-climate-change
GLOBAL: HIV, the silent partner in emergencies
10 June 2009 (IRIN ), Food aid and plastic sheeting are the hallmarks of every disaster, but not always condoms and antiretrovirals, even though humanitarian agencies recognize the link between emergencies and the increased risk of HIV and AIDS.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/84795/GLOBAL-HIV-the-silent-partner-in-emergencies
GLOBAL: WHO move boosts fight against fatal diarrhoea
9 June 2009 (IRIN ), The World Health Organization has paved the way for children in Africa and Asia to be vaccinated against a diarrhoea-causing virus that kills some 500,000 children annually worldwide – 85 percent of them in African and Asian developing countries.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/84764/GLOBAL-WHO-move-boosts-fight-against-fatal-diarrhoea
AFRICA: Agriculture an underestimated "safety net"
9 June 2009 (IRIN ), Investment in agriculture in developing countries, where most of the workforce consists of small-scale farmers, is akin to beefing up a "safety net" as the world struggles to limit the impact of the economic crisis, a UN agency head told IRIN ahead of the three-day World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting in Cape Town.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/84777/AFRICA-Agriculture-an-underestimated-safety-net
AFRICA: Urbanisation, poverty reduction take centre-stage in ACP conference
8 June 2009 (IRIN ), More than 200 delegates have arrived in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, for the first joint conference of the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Group of Countries (ACP) focusing on the challenges of urbanisation and poverty reduction for millions of slum dwellers.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/84753/AFRICA-Urbanisation-poverty-reduction-take-centre-stage-in-ACP-conference

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