Indonesia’s efforts to rebuild on the fourth anniversary of the Tsunami

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

As the fourth anniversary of the December 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami is observed, one question comes to mind: How is life back where the waves struck? The Indonesian province of Aceh was the hardest-hit. UN Radio correspondent Sophie Boudre returned there to see for herself.

Human Rights Expert welcomes Obama’s intentions to close Guantanamo Bay

Guantanamo Prisson Four human rights experts have welcomed the announcement by US President-elect Obama that he will make it a priority of his administration to close the illegal detention centre at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. One of them is Manfred Nowak, who, two years ago, contributed to a report on the situation of detainees at Guantanamo Bay that concluded that their treatment violated international human rights law. Mr. Nowak told Bissera Kostova this is still the case today.

UN nuclear agency contributes to research on pregnancy, diabetes and body fat

Chit-taranjan Yajnik, Director of the Diabetes Unit at the King Edward Memorial Hospital in Pune, India, explains to IAEA’s Louise Potterton how body composition can contribute to diabetes and other health problems.



Producer: Gerry Adams
Production Assistant: Sandra Guy


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