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$42 million going to global projects

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Billionaire media mogul Ted Turner has announced plans to dedicate $42 million of his United Nations Foundation funds to social and environmental projects around the world.

"Working with the U.N., we have developed an exciting program to help protect some of the world's most important natural resources," Turner, the foundation's chairman, said in a statement Monday.

Brazilian First Lady Ruth Cardoso said another area of special focus would be on improving the lives of adolescent girls.

"Addressing girls' needs for health, self-esteem, livelihood opportunities and education has been extremely successful here in Brazil, and UNF's support will help to promote a brighter future for girls all over the world," she said.