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UNICEF appoints Irish actor Liam Neeson as global Goodwill Ambassador

Liam Neeson holds twin brothers during his visit to Mozambique in 200529 March 2011 – The Irish actor Liam Neeson, a long-time campaigner and advocate on behalf of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), today became a worldwide Goodwill Ambassador for the UN agency.

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Asylum-seeker numbers fall to almost half levels of a decade earlier, UN reports

Asylum applications lodged in 44 industrialized countries, 2001-201028 March 2011 – The number of asylum-seekers seeking to live in the industrialized world continues to fall and is now almost half the level it was a decade ago, the United Nations refugee agency reported today as it released its annual snapshot of asylum trends.

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WHO and the European Commission meet to agree future common action in key areas

WHO Regional Office for Europe - logoBrussels, 24-25 March 2011 (WHO) - Senior officials and technical experts from WHO and the European Commission meet in Brussels on 24 and 25 March 2011 to outline and agree how the two partnering organizations will work together.

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UN official pays tribute to legacy of former Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld in Finland

Dag Hammarskjöld, second Secretary-General of the United Nations24 March 2011 – The values and ideas embodied by the former United Nations Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld – from championing human rights to promoting democracy to fighting poverty – remain more relevant than ever, half a century after his death, a senior UN official said today.

Kiyo Akasaka, Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information, told a forum in Espoo, Finland, dedicated to discussing the legacy of Mr. Hammarskjöld that the values he expressed when UN chief “remain unchallengeable” now, despite the enormous global changes of the past 50 years.

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UN calls on Italy to ensure better conditions for Tunisian migrants on Italian island

Asylum-seekers on the southern Italian island of Lampedusa22 March 2011 – The United Nations refugee agency today called on Italian authorities to take urgent action to tackle overcrowding on the remote island of Lampedusa, where the humanitarian situation for the 5,000 mostly Tunisian migrants there is deteriorating.

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