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Global Fund to partner with Nigeria to provide bed nets for all

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria together with the Nigerian Health Ministry announced on Friday their newly signed agreement to provide 30 million bed nets to the country.

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UN housing expert talks to Hurricane Katrina survivors

Former residents of New Orleans and survivors of the 2005 Hurricane Katrina met with UN Housing Expert, Raquel Rolnik, on Thursday to share their testimonies and present the problems they face getting adequate housing.

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People continue to flee conflict in S'ada province of Yemen

The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) says that people are continuing to flee conflict in the northern S'ada province to the Al Mazrak camp in the deserts of western Yemen.

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What the Caribbean wants in Copenhagen

As the Copenhagen Climate talks draw closer, world leaders have been firming up the deals they will be laying on the table. Caribbean islands are among those likely to be most adversely affected if the effects of climate change are not corrected, so UN Radio’s Marsha Branch asked what they are hoping to get out [...]

23 Oct 2009 | Posted in Focus on Climate Change, Today's Features | Read More »

Afghanistan works toward free and fair elections

With the acceptance by President Hamid Karzai of a second round of voting in Afghanistan’s presidential elections, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has pledged UN support to ensure those elections take place in a “free, fair, transparent and secure environment”. UN Radio’s Diane Bailey reports. International Women’s Media Foundation’s Courage in Journalism Award The International Women’s [...]

23 Oct 2009 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

UN wants full investigation into Sri Lanka violations

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, on Friday called for a full investigation into violations of human rights and international law that occurred during the civil war in Sri Lanka.

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UN Daily News 23 October 2009

News and features from United Nations Radio.

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Survivors of trafficking speak out

Trafficking of human beings is a crime that affects all countries in one way or another – either as a source of trafficked persons, or as a transit or destination country. The majority of victims are women and girls, who are trafficked for sexual exploitation. To address this crime effectively, human rights experts say it [...]

23 Oct 2009 | Posted in Women | Read More »

UNHCR reports rise in asylum seekers

More than 180,000 people filed applications for asylum in the first six months of 2009, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) reports. This represents a 10 per cent increase over the same period last year, with industrialized nations such as the United States, Canada, Australia, and 38 countries in Europe, as the top destinations. Samir Aldarabi [...]

23 Oct 2009 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

UN relief agency warns of unfolding humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia

United Nations relief agencies are warning that a humanitarian crisis is unfolding in Ethiopia where up to 6.2 million people are in urgent need of food assistance.

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FAO publishes "methodological toolbox" on right to food

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has published what it calls a "methodological toolbox" on the right to food.

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