A Malaysian activist talks about the politics behind climate change

Gurmit Singh helped found one of Malaysia’s oldest environmental organizations to later become Chairman of the Center for Environmental Technology. Having attended the very first climate negotiations 15 years ago, he expresses his disappointment at the outcome of the latest Climate Talks in Copenhagen to Emily Benson of the Stakeholder’s Forum for a Sustainable Future.

Nuclear science and body composition

diabetesFighting diabetes and heart disease may start with measuring body fat. In India, where deceptively thin bodies may mask a high body fat, the UN nuclear agency, IAEA, is helping researchers use nuclear techniques to measure body fat, as Louise Potterton found out in the following interview with Chittaranjan Yajnik, Director of the Diabetes Unit at King Edward Memorial Hospital, in Pune, India.

The United Nations remains committed to Afghanistan

Afghanistan

Afghanistan

Afghanistan will remain a priority for the United Nations in 2010, the Secretary-General told the Security Council in January. Despite the flawed elections and the deteriorating security situation, Ban Ki-moon said the UN remains firmly committed to supporting the men and women of Afghanistan to find the path of stability and peace.

Producer: Gerry Adams
duration: 14’00″

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