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United Nations Still Birth Report

The United Nations recently launched a report on stillbirths titled “A Neglected Tragedy: The Global Burden of Stillbirths”. The report was created by UNICEF, World Health Organisation, World Bank and the United Nations department of economic and social affairs. The report says that a stillborn baby is delivered every 16 seconds.  84 percentage of these ..

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October 11: International Day of the Girl Child

Every year, International Day of the Girl Child is celebrated by UNICEF. It is celebrated on October 11. This year, the day is celebrated under the following theme Theme: My voice, our equal future Highlights The International Day of Girl Child, 2020 marks 25 years of Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action for working towards ..

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Nobel Peace Prize, 2020

The Nobel Prize for Peace, 2020 has been awarded to the World Food Programme. The WFP has been honoured with the prize for its role towards contributing better conditions for peace in conflict affected areas. It has been a driving force in preventing hunger in war zones. World Food Programme The United Nations World Food ..

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October 9: World Post Day

Every year, the World Post Day is celebrated by the United Nations on October 9. This is being celebrated on October 9 to commemorate the establishment of Universal Postal Union in October 9, 1874. The day was declared as World Post Day at the Universal Postal Union Congress held in Japan in 1969. Highlights The ..

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Referendum in New Caledonia rejects independence from France

The New Caledonia is a French territory located in southwest Pacific Ocean. It is a popular tourist spot and well known for its coral seas. The territory voted against independence from France under its new referendum that was held recently. About the Island The Island was discovered by a British Navigator James Cook in 1774. ..

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