Ban Ki-moon speaks to villagers in Bangladesh

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The delta area in Bangladesh, where the Ganges joins Jamuna River before reaching the sea, is one of the most disaster-prone regions in the world. During his two-day visit to Bangladesh early in November, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon went to a village in the delta to look at how the village has prevented flooding and is working on reducing poverty.

China reports to Anti-Torture Committee

The Committee Expert serving as Rapporteur for the reports of China and the Hong Kong and Macao Special Administrative Regions, noted what seemed to be a serious information gap in the delegation's replies, in particular a lack of data on police actions against Tibetans, who had disappeared following the protests in Llhasa this year, and the response that no information could be provided on many cases owing to the State Secrets Law.

UN Mission in Nepal still needed

The UN Envoy to Nepal, Ian Martin says the UN Mission in the country, known as UNMIN is still needed to reintegrate and rehabilitate the former combatants in Nepal's 13-year conflict, which ended two years ago with the signing of a Comprehensive Peace Agreement. Despite much political progress in Nepal since the election of a constituent assembly, this is one task that will require the mission's presence beyond its current mandate ending in January.

Producer: Bissera Kostova

Duration: 14'00"

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