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Girls spend more hours doing household chores everyday: UNICEF

This was in a report released by UNICEF ahead of International Day of the Girl on October 11 (yesterday).

Harnessing the Power of Data for Girls: Taking stock and looking ahead to 2030 includes the first global estimates on the time girls spend doing household chores such as cooking, cleaning, caring for family members and collecting water and firewood.

International climate body granted access to PNG

Minister for Foreign Affairs, Rimbink Pato, announced this following his recent trip to the United States along with Minister for Pubic Service, Puka Temu and a PNG delegation.

He said accessibility to funding has always been an issue for PNG and other Pacific neighbours and allowing personnel from the global environmental body in PNG was a step in the right direction.

Bubuleta Aid Post outside Alotau to be opened

Representatives from the National Health Department, the Milne Bay Provincial Health Authority as well as respective development partners such as UNICEF, World Health Organisation, Japan International Cooperation Agency and OPEC Fund for International Development, will be present on the day to mark this occasion for the people of Milne Bay.

UNICEF: El Nino is over but impact on children worsens in Africa

Hunger, malnutrition and disease continue to increase following the severe droughts and floods spawned by the event, one of the strongest on record, UNICEF said today.

And there is a strong chance La Niña – El Niño’s flip side – could strike at some stage this year, further exacerbating a severe humanitarian crisis that is affecting millions of children in some of the most vulnerable communities, UNICEF said in a report called It’s not over – El Niño’s impact on children.

Unicef: Aids leading cause of death for African teenagers

Despite gains made among adults and babies with HIV, the number of 10-to-19-year-olds dying from AIDS-related diseases has tripled since 2000, UNICEF said, launching the global data at a press conference in South Africa.

David Beckham departs PNG

Beckham flew out of Mt Hagen, Western Highlands Province in his private jet after spending 24 hours in the province.

Sports Minister Justin Tkatchenko confirmed that the soccer star flew out at 2:30pm to Nepal after a successful stay in PNG.

While in Mt Hagen, he spent a night at the Highlander Hotel and visited the Mt Hagen Hospital.

The PNG Under 20 women team was fortunate to meet the star while many fans throughout the country showed their frustration on social media of not getting to meet him while he was in the country.

Soccer legend David Beckham in Mt Hagen

Sports Minister Justin Tkatchenko is in Mt Hagen and welcomed the soccer legend at the airport on behalf of the Government.

Beckham will mark 10 years working with UNICEF by playing seven football matches across seven continents to raise more money for the charity.

Due to security reasons, his travel details were not issued to the media and the public.

His official program states that he will be visiting the Alai and Mindip Tribes in the province to promote a soccer match called "Tribe Vs Tribe".

Dates yet to be confirmed for David Beckham’s visit

UNICEF PNG has confirmed that Beckham will be visiting UNICEF programs later in 2016.

Beckham will mark 10 years working with UNICEF by playing seven football matches across seven continents to raise more money for the charity.

UNICEF PNG communication specialist Cifora Monier stated that for security reasons, at this time they’re unable to confirm any further details including locations.

Beckham will star in the documentary film “David Beckham: For the Love of the Game,” which has been commissioned by the BBC.

UNICEF calls for EL Nino costing

The El Nino has caused severe drought through much of the region including Vanuatu which is still recovering from Cyclone Pam.

UNICEF Pacific Representative Karen Allen says affected children are showing signs of malnutrition and diarrhoea which could lead to greater developmental issues in the future.

Dr Allen says although governments have said there is no need for any mass appeal, there is a pressing need to look at the potential costs of the system.

VIDEO: Tennis star Djokovic visits UN refugee camp in Serbia

He spent time with the youngsters at a UNICEF-supported "child-friendly" space in Belgrade on Tuesday

Djokovic, who is a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF, said he was hurt personally at seeing children who "don't know where they are going, where they are heading, what tomorrow brings."

Since the beginning of the year, 129,947 people have been registered in Serbia as asylum applicants, UNICEF said in a news release.