Magazine article New Internationalist

Note from the New Internationalist Co-Operative

Magazine article New Internationalist

Note from the New Internationalist Co-Operative

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This month's main theme has been put together with the support of UNICEF. It actually emerges out of research and writing that I did last year for the UN agency, which has been doing its utmost in recent months to raise awareness of the unnecessary deaths of mothers and newborn children, especially in Africa and South Asia. I've been writing for UNICEF alongside my work for New Internationalist for eight years now, yet this is the first time for more than a decade that there has been such a close collaboration between the two organizations. We hope it will be the first of many.

March marks the 50th anniversary of the Dalai Lama's flight into exile from Chinese-occupied Tibet, followed by thousands of his compatriots. Journalist Nick Harvey has visited Tibetans in both India and Nepal and heard about all the frustrations of life in exile - as well as their plans for future resistance. They are probably now wondering if the new US President might conceivably make a difference to their situation. …

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