Women in Asia face numerous obstacles to obtaining AIDS prevention and treatment

UN Calling Asia – a weekly 14-minute magazine programme, in English, that keeps you in touch with UN developments covering Asia and the Pacific.

In this edition:

Yaba is the name of a highly addictive drug that's common in South-East Asia where the UN Office on Drugs and Crime has been monitoring its spread. The name "yaba" comes from the Thai words for "crazy medicine." UNODC expert Jeremy Douglas explains what yaba is made of.

The UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances is quite concerned about a recent wave of disappearances in Sri Lanka. In the following interview, the Working Group's Chairman, Santiago Corcuera, tells me the disappearances may be related to the internal conflict currently going on in the country.

As countries reviewed progress in the AIDS response at a high-level meeting held at the UN in New York this week, they heard from many civil society representatives. Bissera Kostova reports on the challenges women from the Asia-Pacific region said they face in accessing HIV prevention, treatment, care and support.

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