World leaders gather to honour Helmut Kohl

World leaders on Saturday convened at a ceremony in France to honour former Chancellor of Germany Helmut Kohl, the main architect of German reunification.

His body was taken from his birthplace in Ludwigshafen, Germany, early in the morning and taken to Strasbourg.

Kohl’s coffin, draped in the flag of the European Union, was carried into the European Parliament’s main chamber for the two-hour service.

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World leaders pledge $ 1.2 billion to protect 450 million children against polio – UNICEF

In its effort to completely eradicate polio, countries and partners have pledged $1.2 billion to protect 450 million children from the disease every year.

According to a statement by the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, UNICEF, Monday, the pledges came from governments, health workers, donors and the partners of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), at a Rotary convention in Atlanta.

Major pledges include: $75 million from Canada, $61.4 million from the Continue reading “World leaders pledge $ 1.2 billion to protect 450 million children against polio – UNICEF”