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January 3, 2014 | By Nancy A. Aossey and William Garvelink
Once virtually eradicated, polio again stalks the Horn of Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. The innocent victims are mostly young children. The perpetrators are insurgents and indifferent governments. The polio resurgence is preventable and it is time to pull out an old but proven technique to halt its spread: Days of Tranquility. This 30-year-old quaintly named tactic involves a negotiated cease-fire during which insurgents and governments allow humanitarian groups to reach children trapped by fighting and immunize them against infectious diseases, such as polio.
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OPINION
January 3, 2014 | By Nancy A. Aossey and William Garvelink
Once virtually eradicated, polio again stalks the Horn of Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. The innocent victims are mostly young children. The perpetrators are insurgents and indifferent governments. The polio resurgence is preventable and it is time to pull out an old but proven technique to halt its spread: Days of Tranquility. This 30-year-old quaintly named tactic involves a negotiated cease-fire during which insurgents and governments allow humanitarian groups to reach children trapped by fighting and immunize them against infectious diseases, such as polio.
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NEWS
February 9, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
World leaders will hold a summit meeting at the United Nations Sept. 29-30 to commit themselves to policies ensuring the protection and development of children, Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar announced.
NEWS
February 9, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
World leaders will hold a summit meeting at the United Nations Sept. 29-30 to commit themselves to policies ensuring the protection and development of children, Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar announced.
NEWS
March 15, 1990 | Associated Press
President Bush on Wednesday named Peter B. Teeley, his former press secretary, to represent the United States on the executive board of the United Nations Children's Fund. Teeley, 50, a political consultant, succeeds Rita Di Martino.
NEWS
May 15, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
More than 300,000 Iraqi children face death from acute malnutrition, twice as many as before U.S.-led forces invaded the country, the United Nations Children's Fund warned. The agency said a survey in Baghdad indicated that 7.7% of children younger than 5 in urban centers suffered from acute malnutrition. Many children could be helped if aid could move freely, it said.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 2, 1989 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Actress Audrey Hepburn, a good will ambassador for UNICEF, said Wednesday that Latin American countries should spend money on children instead of weapons. Hepburn, speaking at a news conference in Geneva, also called on the United States to increase its contributions to UNICEF, the United Nations Children's Emergency Fund. Some 60% of the people of Latin America live below the poverty line and half are illiterate, Hepburn said.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 14, 1991 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
End the Sanctions: Vanessa Redgrave, in Iraq to help raise money for the United Nations Children's Fund, called Thursday for an immediate lifting of sanctions against Iraq, saying children were dying because of them. "It's absolutely cruel to allow a situation to continue in which children are dying," she said. "How can this be considered anything but the most terrible crime against humanity?"
NEWS
January 18, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
More than a third of Rwandan children who took part in a national trauma survey have watched other children hack people to death, and 95% witnessed violence during 1994, when an estimated 1 million people were slain in a civil war, a U.N. report says. The United Nations Children's Fund, which conducted the survey, said that it found unprecedented levels of trauma among the 3,000 children interviewed.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 7, 1987 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
In his new role as "good-will ambassador" for UNICEF, the United Nations Children's Fund, entertainer Harry Belafonte will testify Wednesday before the House Appropriations subcommittee on foreign operations. The first good-will ambassador, Danny Kaye, who died this year, served in the role for 33 years. Belafonte's first UNICEF mission was to Dakar, Senegal, where he was chairman of a symposium last month on the health and well-being of African children.
OPINION
December 28, 1986
The United Nations Children's Fund report "State of the World's Children 1987" was surely the most inspiring news in a long time, in that 1 1/2 million children's lives were saved in the past year by methods promoted by UNICEF. It was also the most horrifying news, because we learned that some 7 million more could easily be saved by the same low-cost health and prevention programs in the developing countries if we had the political will to make it happen. ANNE TAYLOR Venice
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 27, 1999 | Andrew Glazer, (949) 574-4204
The United Nations flag flew high at Leisure World on Sunday as more than 50 residents of the gated community celebrated United Nations and United Nations Children's Fund Day with students from UC Irvine. Nisha Singh, 18, president of UCI's Model United Nations, highlighted the fund's attempt to eradicate polio and provide nutrition to children in impoverished countries.
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