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Nearly 240 million children with disabilities around the world, according to UNICEF

The number of children with disabilities worldwide is estimated at nearly 240 million, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Wednesday.

This new report highlights the extent of deprivation suffered by children with disabilities - one in 10 children in the world - according to several well-being indicators relating in particular to health, education and protection.


Liberia opposition vow to go ahead with June protest

APRNEWS - Opponents of Liberian President George Weah in a meeting of the council of patriot, on Tuesday maintained their stands to demonstrate on June 7 despite a call for dialogue launched by the head of state.

The call is to demand that President Weah “resign or find a solution to the appalling economic situation of the country, affecting most of the populace.


UN Secretary General, African Development Bank President agree to strengthen ties and push development agenda in Africa

APRNEWS - Development impact on the continent and security in the Sahel were among the top issues discussed in a recent meeting between United Nations Secretary General António Guterres and African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina in New York.


Egypt hosts African leaders discussing Sudan protests, Libya crisis

APRNEWS - African leaders are meeting in Egypt on Tuesday where they will address developments in Sudan and Libya, in the first emergency summits since the two nations were rocked by popular protests and an invasion on the capital respectively.

In Sudan, protests that started in December last year continue even after the military toppled president Omar al-Bashir.


Nations call for global treaty on ocean plastic pollution

APRNEWS - In a major step forward in the fight against marine plastic pollution, Nordic governments have become the first in the world to formally call for a global treaty to tackle the plastic crisis in our oceans.

The landmark declaration was made today at a gathering of the environment ministers of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden at the Nordic Council in Reykjavik.



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