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Tursunov advances to UNICEF Open final

'S-HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands, June 17 (UPI) -- Dmitry Tursunov collected a pair of victories Friday and a berth in the finals of the UNICEF Open tennis tournament in the Netherlands.

Vinci, Dokic move to UNICEF finals

'S-HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands, June 17 (UPI) -- Roberta Vinci and Jelena Dokic earned spots Friday in the finals of the UNICEF Open tennis tournament in the Netherlands.

Dodig, rain winning at UNICEF Open

'S-HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands, June 16 (UPI) -- Fourth-seeded Ivan Dodig claimed a semifinal spot with a three-set win Thursday at the UNICEF Open tennis tournament in the Netherlands.

Vinci advances to UNICEF semifinals

'S-HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands, June 16 (UPI) -- Roberta Vinci posted an upset victory Thursday in quarterfinal play of the UNICEF Open tennis tournament in the Netherlands.
Baghdatis among winners at UNICEF Open

Baghdatis among winners at UNICEF Open

'S-HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands, June 15 (UPI) -- Seeded players Marcos Baghdatis and Xavier Malisse earned quarterfinal slots with wins Wednesday at the UNICEF Open tennis tournament in the Netherlands.
Kuznetsova rallies for UNICEF Open win

Kuznetsova rallies for UNICEF Open win

'S-HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands, June 15 (UPI) -- Svetlana Kuznetsova came from behind in taking a second-round win Wednesday at the UNICEF Open tennis tournament in the Netherlands.
Clijsters withdraws from Wimbledon

Clijsters withdraws from Wimbledon

LONDON, June 15 (UPI) -- Kim Clijsters, who has won two of the last three women's Grand Slam singles titles, withdrew Wednesday from Wimbledon because of a foot injury.

Nepal marks becoming land mine-free

KATHMANDU, Nepal, June 15 (UPI) -- A huge controlled explosion marked the end of Nepal's deadly landmine areas and the beginning of it as Asia's second landmine-free country alongside China.

Clinton: Syria like post-election Iran

WASHINGTON, June 14 (UPI) -- Iran is supporting Syrian President Bashar Assad in a "vicious assault" on peaceful protesters, the U.S. secretary of state said Tuesday.
Clijsters loses in UNICEF second round

Clijsters loses in UNICEF second round

'S-HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands, June 14 (UPI) -- Qualifier Romina Oprandi stunned world No. 2 Kim Clijsters with a straight-set upset Tuesday at the UNICEF Open tennis tournament in the Netherlands.

Dodig through to UNICEF quarterfinals

'S-HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands, June 14 (UPI) -- No. 4-seeded Ivan Dodig claimed a straight-set win Tuesday that moved him into the quarterfinals of the UNICEF Open tennis tournament in the Netherlands.
Clijsters edges into UNICEF second round

Clijsters edges into UNICEF second round

'S-HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands, June 13 (UPI) -- Kim Clijsters survived a seesaw match Monday and advanced to the second round of the UNICEF Open tennis tournament in the Netherlands.
Berrer starts UNICEF Open with big upset

Berrer starts UNICEF Open with big upset

'S-HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands, June 13 (UPI) -- Michael Berrer ousted top-seeded Nicolas Almagro in first-round action Monday at the UNICEF Open tennis tournament in the Netherlands.

Dodig in, Gimeno-Traver out at UNICEF

'S-HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands, June 12 (UPI) -- Fourth-seeded Ivan Dodig of Croatia advanced but No. 8 Daniel Gimeno-Traver lost Sunday in the first round of the UNICEF Open in the Netherlands.
Cibulkova wins, Zakopalova loses at UNICEF

Cibulkova wins, Zakopalova loses at UNICEF

'S-HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands, June 12 (UPI) -- Fifth-seeded Dominika Cibulkova won but No. 8 seed Klara Zakopalova fell Sunday in first-round action of the UNICEF Open in the Netherlands.
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An Afghan child looks on as a health worker administers polio vaccine on the second day of a vaccination campaign in Kabul on March 15, 2010. A three-day nationwide polio eradication signature project is a joint initiative implemented by the Public Health Ministry, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organiztion (WHO). Afghanistan is one of only of a handful of countries in the world that still has the crippling polio virus with new cases reported every year. UPI/Hossein Fatemi
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United Nations Children's Fund (or UNICEF; pronounced /ˈjuːnɨsɛf/ yew-ni-sef [1]) was created by the United Nations General Assembly on December 11, 1946, to provide emergency food and healthcare to children in countries that had been devastated by World War II. In 1953, UNICEF became a permanent part of the United Nations System and its name was shortened from the original United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund but it has continued to be known by the popular acronym based on this old name. Headquartered in New York City, UNICEF provides long-term humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing countries. It is one of the members of the United Nations Development Group and its Executive Committee.[2] UNICEF relies on contributions from governments and private donors and UNICEF's total income for 2006 was $2,781,000,000. Governments contribute two thirds of the organization's resources; private groups and some 6 million individuals contribute the rest through the National Committees. UNICEF's programs emphasize developing community-level services to promote the health and well-being of children. UNICEF was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1965 and the Prince of Asturias Award of Concord in 2006. Most of UNICEF's work is in the field, with staff in over 190 countries and territories. More than 200 country offices carry out UNICEF's mission through a program developed with host governments. Seven regional offices provide technical assistance to country offices as needed. Overall management and administration of the organization takes place at its headquarters in New York. UNICEF's Supply Division is based in Copenhagen and serves as the primary point of distribution for such essential items as vaccines, antiretroviral medicines for children and mothers with HIV, nutritional supplements, emergency shelters, educational supplies, among others. A 36-member Executive Board establishes policies, approves programs and oversees administrative and financial plans. The Executive Board is made up of government representatives who are elected by the United Nations Economic and Social Council, usually for three-year terms. Following the reaching of term limits by Executive Director of UNICEF Carol Bellamy, former United States Secretary of Agriculture Ann Veneman became executive director of the organization in May 2005, with an agenda to increase the organization's focus on the Millennium Development Goals. She was succeeded in May 2010, by Anthony Lake. UNICEF is an inter-governmental organization and thus is accountable to governments. UNICEF’s salary and benefits package[3] is based on the United Nations Common System.

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