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Sunny Ofehe Foundation, new charity to support the poor in Niger Delta launched

Guests from all parts of the world recently came together to witness the official inauguration of the Sunny Ofehe Foundation (SOF) in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

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Employers in Australia face tougher sanctions for hiring illegal workers

Australia’s Minister for Immigration and Citizenship Brendan O'Connor has launched a campaign to raise awareness of new measures aimed at stamping out the practice of hiring illegal workers.

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Annan launches global initiative to inspire young people to lead

Kofi Annan today begins an unprecedented series of conversations on critical global issues with young people around the world.  

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Five exceptional women scientists receive L'OREAL-UNESCO Awards

The L'OREAL-UNESCO For Women in Science program has awarded five exceptional women scientists from around the world with the 2013 L'OREAL-UNESCO Awards in the Physical Sciences.

The award ceremony recently took place at Sorbonne University in Paris, France.

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Grant citizenship to all stateless children, Estonia urged

Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, has urged the Estonian authorities to grant citizenship to all stateless children in the country.

“In Estonia there are 1200 stateless children – all children should be granted citizenship automatically at birth even when their parents are stateless,” Mr. Muižnieks said after concluding his three-day visit to Estonia. “It is in the best interests of the child to hold citizenship from birth as this is key to enjoying fully all human rights.”

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