Nepal conducts mostly peaceful successful election

Ian Martin the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in Nepal.

After several intense weeks of campaigning despite outbreaks of violence that threatened to derail the process, Nepal has held a mostly peaceful and successful historic election. UN Radio's Geraldine Harris- Adams spoke with the head of the UN Mission in Nepal, Ian Martin about the voter turn out.

Bhutan Refugees begin resettling in the United States.

Since January of this year some 200 refugees from Bhutan have begun the process of resettling in the United States after living for some 17 years in camps in Nepal.Vivian Tan is the spokesperson for UNHCR in south Asia, she says it is important to recognise that this process will take several years and has only just begun.

Afghan's struggle to live normal lives with million of deadly mines still buried in their country. A UNICEF report says landmines have killed or injured more than 70,000 Afghans in the last two decades, and they continue to cause hundreds more casualties each year. The UN supports mine awareness programmes throughout the country but as we hear in this report by Michael Kavanaugh of UNICEF de-mining is a difficult and dangerous job, in a country where each month about 60 people are killed or injured by landmines or unexploded ordnances.

Producer: Gail Bindley-Taylor Sainte

(duration: 14’00″)

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