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At a glance: Australia


World leaders join Bill Gates in $122 million pledge for polio eradication
PERTH, Australia, 31 October 2011  World leaders from Australia, the United Kingdom, Canada, Nigeria and Pakistan joined Bill Gates on Saturday in pledging $122 million in new funds to help deliver a polio-free world.

The Wiggles donate a song to UNICEF for first Global Handwashing Day
NEW YORK, USA, 9 October 2008 – The popular Australian children’s musical entertainers, The Wiggles, have produced and donated song to UNICEF to mark the first-ever Global Handwashing Day, to be observed on 15 October.

Australian cricketers visit teen mother programme in St. Kitts
BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, 23 March 2007 – Australian cricketers visited a teen mother programme here as part of the ICC Cricket World Cup alliance between the International Cricket Council, UNAIDS, UNICEF and the Caribbean Broadcast Media Partnership on HIV/AIDS.

ADELAIDE, Australia, 25 October 2005 – Alexander Downer, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, launched the UNITE FOR CHILDREN UNITE AGAINST AIDS Campaign in Australia. The launch was attended by UNICEF Australia Chief Executive Carolyn Hardy and artist Ken Done, a UNICEF Ambassador.




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