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Conference raises $10 billion for Haiti’s recovery

A coalition of governments, NGOS and friends of Haiti has pledged nearly $10 billion dollars for the long term development of the country.

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World Bank to provide support in tracking donations for Haiti

The key to working out of the tragedy caused by the Haitian earthquake is to keep track of the funds that are to be donated, according to World Bank President Robert Zoellick.

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UN climate change agency releases reports on Copenhagen summit

The United Nations climate change agency has released official reports on last year's Copenhagen climate change conference.

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Edmond Mulet to head UN operation in Haiti

The UN Secretary-General has appointed a new envoy to head the organization's peacekeeping mission in Haiti.

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ICTY to digitize video recordings of its court proceedings

The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia is converting audio-visual recordings of its court proceedings to high-resolution digital video files.

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Veteran Haitian journalist provides 'A Voice for the Voiceless'

Farmers, fisher folk, street vendors and other enterprising Haitians, though not physically present at the international donor conference, had their say in the new Haiti the donors are supporting. Michele Montas, former UN spokesperson and Haitian national, and a team spent several weeks in the countryside gathering the views of those seldom heard from about [...]

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Haitians want decentralization of development

At the international donor conference for Haiti on Wednesday, civil society was represented by the Voice of the Voiceless forum, which conducted focus groups throughout the country to find out what Haitians want from the reconstruction.

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Brazil calls for duty-free importation of Haitian products

Brazil is calling on member countries of the World Trade Organization (WTO) to give preference to goods imported from Haiti.

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Special Envoy says basic needs of Haitians must be addressed first

Former US President Bill Clinton told the donors conference on Wednesday that until January 12th of this year, his responsibility as UN Special envoy to Haiti was to harass donors to honor their commitments to support Haiti.

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New ILO study highlights need to provide "fair deal" for migrant workers

A New study by the International Labour Organization (ILO) is calling for a 'rights-based approach' to provide a 'fair deal' for migrant workers.

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US pledges over a billion dollars for Haiti's reconstruction

At the Haiti donor conference hosted by the UN on Wednesday, making good on President Obama's promise not to abandon the Haitian people, the United States pledged 1.15 billion dollars for the long-term recovery and reconstruction of the earthquake-ravaged country.

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Haiti will need over $11 billion to rebuild over next ten years

Haiti will need more than $11 billion over the next ten years to rebuild from the devastation caused by the January 12 earthquake, according to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

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Colombian guerrillas free an army officer after 12 years in captivity

Guerrillas of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) have released a hostage they held for 12 years.

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INDONESIAN #12: FOKUS FOKUS KITA

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UN chief delays release of report on assassination of Benazir Bhutto

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has accepted a request from the President of Pakistan to delay the release of a report on the assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.

30 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

URDU #14: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama

1. WHO says tuberculosis is now at record levels 2. A Haitian architect sees lessons in the recent deadly earthquake Duration: 15’00″

30 Mar 2010 | Posted in Asian Voices | Read More »

URDU #13: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama

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Half of the population of Niger is facing serious food crisis

Half of the population of Niger is facing a serious food crisis as a result of the bad rainy season and poor harvest last year.

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Red Cross gets clearer picture of destruction in northern Yemen

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is getting a clearer picture of the destruction caused by fighting between government and insurgents in Saada province of Yemen.

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IOM supports housing for Chile earthquake survivors

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is helping to house more than 2,000 families affected by the recent earthquake in Chile.

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Secretary-General congratulates Cypriot leaders for commitment to resolve Cyprus problem

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has congratulated the Cypriot leaders on their efforts to reunite the Mediterranean island of Cyprus.

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UN investigation into DRC massacres is ongoing

The United Nations is continuing its investigations into the December 2009 massacre of civilians by the Lord's Resistance Army, LRA, in the remote northeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

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Sudan's upcoming elections and what they will mean for Darfur

Sudan is getting ready for general elections in April. The ballot boxes are destined to reach the troubled Western region of Darfur, but there are doubts that the polls there will be anything more than a distraction from the ongoing conflict. IRIN Radio’s Louise Tunbridge reports. TUNBRIDGE: A UN-supported peace process has been trickling on [...]

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Semi-permanent shelter needed before hurricane season in Haiti

The United Nations and its partners are racing to provide permanent shelter – ahead of the upcoming hurricane season – for Haitians displaced by the earthquake.

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UN weather agency says El Niño will continue with widespread impacts

The El Niño event continues to have significant and widespread impact around the world according to the United Nations weather and climate agency.

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UN food agency launches cash and food for work projects in Haiti

The World Food Programme (WFP) is launching cash and food for work projects to support agricultural rehabilitation in Haiti.

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HIV – a Woman’s Issue

Half of the people dying from HIV/AIDS are women of child bearing age from 15 to 49 years of age, and close to half of new HIV infections are in women younger than 24. For activists like Dr. Mabel Bianco, Coordinator of Women ARISE, a global coalition focused on women, girls and HIV, the epidemic [...]

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UN says violations of human rights are leading cause of poverty in Afghanistan

The United Nations says violation of human rights in Afghanistan was a leading cause of increased poverty in the country.

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Helping Haiti "build back better"

The top UN envoy in Haiti warns that Haiti will need continuous funding for reconstruction.

29 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Weeks to come could be crucial in Sudan's history: UN envoy

The coming weeks could be the most crucial in Sudan's history since its independence, according to the new UN Special Representative for Sudan, Haile Menkerios.

29 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Security Council condemns twin suicide bombings in Moscow

The Security Council has strongly condemned the two suicide bombings that killed at least 38 people and injured many others in Moscow.

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Soldier freed in Colombia under Red Cross auspices

A Colombian soldier held by the guerillas of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) has been freed under the auspices of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

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Secretary-General condemns twin suicide bombings in Moscow

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the twin suicide bombings that took place in Moscow's subway on Monday morning.

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Mine action: achievements and difficulties in Afghanistan

In the first two months of this year, some two thousand anti-personnel mines and anti-tank mines were destroyed in Afghanistan, according to UNAMA, the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan.

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Iraqi Prime Minister criticizes UN for not backing call to recount votes

“The role of the United Nations is solely to advise institutions in the country on an impartial basis, at their request" says the top United Nations envoy in Iraq.

29 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

European Commission adopts a Women's Charter to fight inequality

To strengthen its commitment to women’s equality, the European Commission this month adopted a Women’s Charter. The Vice President of the Commission, Viviane Reding, told UN Radio’s Diane Bailey that equal pay for equal work was already part of the founding treaty of the European Union, but inequality in the work force still persists in [...]

29 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Severe winter in Mongolia continues to decimate livestock

Severe winter in Mongolia continues to decimate the livestock of many nomadic herders in the country. Animal husbandry is the lifeline of Mongolians, and the loss of 10 per cent of the country’s animal population has had a terrible impact on the wider economy. It has also left many herders destitute which is why the [...]

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UN health agency to review handling of H1N1 pandemic

The World Health Organization says a group of independent medical and scientific experts are to review how the H1N1 influenza pandemic has been handled.

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Parliamentarians call for lifting travel restrictions for HIV-positive people

Parliamentarians from around the world, meeting in Bangkok are calling on governments to remove travel restrictions for people living with HIV.

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Red Cross Red Crescent appeals for funds to support Mongolian herders

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has appealed for over $900,000 to help Mongolian herders cope with harsh winter.

29 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

INDONESIAN #11: FOKUS FOKUS KITA

PART I:     Sexual violence against children is a grave violation       4:26 PART II:    UNIFEM launches online tool to help end violence against women      5:24 PART III:   Map illustrates women’s progress in politics     4:08

29 Mar 2010 | Posted in Asian Voices | Read More »

UN Daily News 26 March 2010

News and features from United Nations Radio.

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IOM registers displaced people to de-congest sites in Haiti

International aid organizations in Haiti are working round the clock to de-congest sites housing displaced populations ahead of the rainy season which is expected to start in about a week’s time.

26 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

The UN commemorates the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade

The international community this week commemorated the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade with several events at the United Nations. It was back in 2007 that the General Assembly designated 25 March as the annual International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic [...]

26 Mar 2010 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

HINDI #14: Antar Rashtriya Patrika

26 Mar 2010 | Posted in Asian Voices | Read More »

BANGLA 13 – Jati Shongher Protidhoni

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Coca-Cola partners with UN to bring clean water to communities in Asia

Good urban planning is crucial to making the world’s cities better, and thousands from across the globe have convened this week at the World Urban Forum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to drum up solutions to achieve this goal. UN Radio’s Ben Malor is attending the forum. He caught up with Atul Singh of Coca-Cola, [...]

26 Mar 2010 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

Yemeni lawyer battles child marriages in Court

Najud is a 10 year old Yemeni girl who made the world’s headlines by winning a divorce case, ending her marriage to a 30 something old man who abused her physically and sexually. Her lawyer was her compatriot Shada Mohammed Nasser, a woman who has made it her life mission to fight child marriage in [...]

26 Mar 2010 | Posted in Women | Read More »

'Invictus' highlights triumph of sport over racism

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UN Daily News 25 March 2010

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Human Rights Council condemns Israel's construction of settlements in Palestinian lands

The United Nations Human Rights Council has adopted a resolution condemning Israel's continued construction of settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories including East Jerusalem.

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UN Daily News 24 March 2010

News and features from United Nations Radio.

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UN expert calls for reconsideration of idea of UN peacekeeping role in Somalia

United Nations human rights expert on Somalia is calling on the international community to reconsider the idea of a UN peacekeeping role in Somalia.

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UN Daily News 23 March 2010

News and features from United Nations Radio.

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South Korea grants citizenship to a refugee for first time

For the first time since it adopted the 1951 Refugee Convention in 1992, South Korea has granted citizenship to a recognized refugee.

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UN Daily News 22 March 2010

News and features from United Nations Radio.

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UN envoy encourages a leader of splinter group to join Darfur peace process

The top UN envoy in Darfur has approached the leader of a key splinter group in Darfur based in France as part of his efforts to promote peace in the troubled region of Sudan.

22 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

First-ever religious summit on AIDS set to start in The Netherlands

Religious and spiritual leaders from around the world are set to gather in The Netherlands on Monday for their first-ever summit on AIDS.

19 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Deputy UN chief says illicit weapons fuel conflicts in Central Africa

The Deputy Secretary-General of the UN has warned that illicit weapons linked to illicit exploitation of natural resources are fueling and exacerbating conflicts in the Central African region.

19 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Vaccination campaign preventing spread of disease in Haiti

The ongoing strong vaccination campaign in Haiti has prevented outbreaks of diseases in the earthquake-hit country, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

19 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

World Cup has potential to boost fight against racism

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights says the forthcoming Football World Cup in South Africa could boost the fight against racism.

19 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN and partners help victims of tropical storm in Madagascar

The United Nations and its partners are supporting delivery of relief assistance to people affected by last week's storm in Madagascar.

19 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Drug-resistant tuberculosis at an all-time high

The World Health Organization (WHO) says a form of tuberculosis that is resistant to treatment with drugs is now at record levels.

19 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Secretary-General on his way to Middle East

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is on his way the Middle East where he will meet with Israeli and Palestinian leaders in Ramalla and visit Gaza.

19 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Preliminary results of Iraqi poll expected in coming days

With most of the votes counted from the March 7th parliamentary election in Iraq, preliminary results are likely to be announced in the coming days. The Secretary-General’s top envoy in Iraq, Ad Melkert, told UN Radio’s Reem Abaza that the entire process has been was an historic one, with complaints of fraud at a minimum. [...]

19 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

ILO says unemployment is expected to remain high into foreseeable future

The International Labour Organization says unemployment worldwide is expected to remain high into the foreseeable future, despite the gradual recovery of the global economy.

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Men for Gender Equality works to end violence against women

The UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women Campaign encourages men to become part of the solution, by confronting negative stereotypes that perpetuate this kind of violence. During the recent meeting of the Commission on the Status of Women, Bissera Kostova spoke to Klas Hyllander, Secretary-General of Men for Gender Equality in Sweden, who [...]

19 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

UNFPA Chief celebrates International Women’s Day

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Racism is alive and still plagues every society: UN experts

"People continue to lose their lives or have their lives blighted by racism in all regions of the world," according to a group of UN experts.

19 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Secretary-General says while progress has been made in Haiti, the situation remains difficult

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Quartet urges Israel to halt settlement activity

Israel has been urged to stop building settlements and set a bold target for a final deal with the Palestinians by 2012 as efforts continue to try to kickstart the stalled peace process.

19 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Water quality, a matter of children's rights: UN experts

"With an estimated 884 million people relying on unimproved drinking water sources, access to safe drinking water is clearly a human rights issue, with serious implications for children's health, education and even personal security."

19 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Violence against women endures, 15 years after Beijing

Despite advances in the status of women, the UN estimates one in three women experience physical or sexual violence at some time in her life. Today, 15 years after the Beijing Declaration and Platform, a blueprint to achieve a gender-balanced world, there is growing frustration that most of the Beijing goals remain out of reach. [...]

19 Mar 2010 | Posted in Perspective | Read More »

UNCTAD Chief calls for overhaul of global economic governance

The head of the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has called for an overhaul of international economic governance in order to ensure lasting stability and prosperity.

18 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN envoy in Darfur welcomes agreement with Darfur rebel group

The top UN envoy in Darfur has welcomed an agreement between the Government of Sudan and the Liberation and Justice Movement, or LJM, a collection of small rebel groups.

18 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Secretary-General meets senior Russian authorities

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met senior Russian authorities in Moscow on Thursday to discuss a number of global issues.

18 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN expert says meeting MDGs is mixed in European region

Progress in meeting the Millennium Development Goals in the European region is mixed, according to the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (ECE).

18 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Human Rights Rapporteur concerned about abuses in Myanmar

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Afghanistan to take the lead in ensuring peace and good governance

The Afghan representative to the UN told the Security Council on Thursday that his country is poised to put an end to ongoing violence and build a state capable of protecting its citizens.

18 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Better cooperation in Asia-Pacific for better health

The United Nations is asking countries in the Asia-Pacific region to increase their efforts to prevent highly infectious diseases from crossing borders.

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African farmers profit from demand for organic goods

Thousands of small farmers in West Africa are benefiting from the growing demand for organic produce. They are now exporting pineapples, mangoes, cocoa and shea butter to Europe, thus boosting their incomes while also helping to preserve the earth. Cooperatives in Senegal, Burkina Faso, Sierra Leone, Cameroon and Ghana received help from the UN Food [...]

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Top UN envoy says situation in Liberia is calm and stable but fragile

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UN Human Rights Rapporteur concerned about abuses in Myanmar

The UN rapporteur on Myanmar, Tomas Ojea Quintana told the Human Rights Council in Geneva that with elections planned for the first time in 20 years, Myanmar is at a critical moment in its history, but he is worried that this opportunity is not being seized. Bissera Kostova has the story. NARRATOR: Mr. Quintana, who [...]

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Red Cross confirms release of kidnapped staff member in Darfur

The International Committee of the Red Cross, (ICRC) has confirmed that one of its staff abducted in West Darfur in October last year is free at last.

18 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

INDONESIAN #10: FOKUS FOKUS KITA

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HINDI #13: Antar Rashtriya Patrika

PART I  UN commemorates lives of colleagues who perished in Haiti earthquake. 3’18” PART II China overtakes Japan as the world’s second largest industrial producer. 4’53” PART III UNIFEM works to get women a seat at the peace table. 3’51”

18 Mar 2010 | Posted in Asian Voices | Read More »

Largest Japanese drug company commits $10 million to Global Fund

The largest Japanese pharmaceutical company has commitment $10 million to the Global Fund to strengthen health systems in Africa.

18 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Secretary-General condemns rocket attack on Israel from Gaza

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned a rocket attack from Gaza which killed a civilian in Israel on Thursday.

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UNAMID JSR meets with Sudanese Vice President, full support pledged

The head of the joint United Nations Africa Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) Ibrahim Gambari met Sudan’s Vice President of the Sudan Ali Osman Mohamed Taha in Khartoum on Wednesday.

17 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

There is consensus on need for political resolution of Afghanistan conflict

There is a growing consensus that there is a need for a political process to end the conflict in Afghanistan and to establish a programme to reintegrate low- and mid-level insurgents who wish to give up fighting.

17 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Secretary-General calls on Non-Aligned Movement to reject extremism

United Nations Secretary-General is calling on the Non-Aligned Movement to reject extremism.

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UN envoy warns of election-related violence in Cote d’Ivoire

The top United Nations envoy in Cote d’Ivoire has warned of possible additional violence related to controversy surrounding the electoral list and the reunification of the country.

17 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Upcoming DPI/NGO Conference will focus on global health

Phil 2:  Someone in Mexico sneezes and we all catch a cold — the lesson of swine flu, the lesson of SARS, the lesson of AIDS. Phil 1: Whether we like it or not, it’s a reality. And we are united in health. Narrator: Indeed, says Australian Phil Batterham, our health is connected no matter [...]

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Geneva exhibit highlights sexual violence against women in DRC

Sexual violence against women remains a serious concern in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. As part of the events around Women’s Day, observed annually on March 8th, a photo exhibition on this issue is being held at the UN offices in Geneva. UN Radio’s Patrick Maigua caught up with the man behind the images, [...]

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Secretary-General in Moscow for Middle East Quartet meeting

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrives in Moscow on Wednesday where he will participate in a ministerial conference of the Middle East Quartet.

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UN chief appoints new head of UNICEF

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Anthony Lake of the United States as the next Executive Director of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).

17 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Expert panel does not infringe on Sri Lanka's sovereignty

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has defended his establishment of a panel of experts to ensure accountability following the end of the civil war in Sri Lanka.

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Head of UN FAO calls for G8 funding for Haitian farmers

The head of the Food and Agriculture Organization has called for some of the $20 billion that G8 leaders pledged for farmers in poor countries in Italy last July to fund integrated rural development in Haiti.

16 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN envoy for Somalia welcomes accord between government and Sunni Party

The top United Nations envoy for Somalia, Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah has welcomed the signing of a peace agreement between the Transitional Federal Government and the Ahlu Sunnah Wal Jama'a political party.

16 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Secretary-General reiterates condemnation of settlements in East Jerusalem

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has reiterated condemnation of the Israeli government's plan for 1,600 new housing units in Jerusalem.

16 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Aid agencies race to meet target date for aid to earthquake victims in Haiti

Agencies are making efforts to provide the needed relief aid by 1 May to the victims of the earthquake which struck Haiti just over two months ago.

16 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Climate change is a human rights issue for the Maldives

The Maldives, a small island state, threatened by rising sea levels, has been a vocal proponent of measures to limit climate change. Its President Mohamed Nasheed even went so far as to hold a cabinet meeting underwater, in the lead up to the Copenhagen Conference, to raise awareness of the urgency of the issue. UN [...]

16 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

WFP buys first consignment of locally produced rice in Sierra Leone

The World Food Programme has received the first consignment of rice ever purchased in Sierra Leone.

16 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Reducing HIV transmission in Africa

HIV/AIDS is a major public health concern and cause of death in Africa. The UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for AIDS in Africa, Elizabeth Mataka, says reducing transmission is a high priority. Speaking to UN Radio’s Jocelyne Sambira, she esplained how that can happen, beginning with ending newborns being infected by their mothers, or vertical transmission: [...]

16 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

MassiveGood initiative to save lives through small online donations

The next time you book travel online you will have the opportunity to save a life. That’s the idea behind a new campaign called MassiveGood, launched recently at the United Nations by the Millennium Foundation. Bissera Kostova reports. Video: how many brushstrokes in a painting? How many notes in a song?  How many words in [...]

16 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Sochi Olympics an opportunity to raise environmental awareness

As preparations get underway for the 2014 Olympic games in Sochi, Russia, the UN Environment Programme is recommending that Russia closely monitor the impact the games are likely to have on the region's ecosystem.

16 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN chief points the way forward to meet anti-poverty goals

Five years before the target date for meeting ambitious goals to improve the lives of the world's poorest, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is suggesting specific, practical and results-oriented ways to accelerate progress.

16 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Court dismisses Léonidas Nshogoza's appeal

The Appeal's Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda has dismissed an appeal by a former defence investigator to reverse his conviction and sentence for contempt.

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UN Mission in Sudan denies involvement in printing ballots for elections

The United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) has denied being involved in granting contracts to print inside Sudan ballots for next month's general elections.

15 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UNAMID helps train prison employees in Darfur

A five-day workshop to train prison employees and social workers is underway in Sudan in the town of El Fasher.

15 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

URDU #12: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama

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BANGLA 11 – Jati Shongher Protidhoni

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China overtakes Japan as the world's second largest industrial producer

China is now the world’s second largest producer of manufacturing output, says a new report by UNIDO, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization. But what does that mean? Surveying such manufactured goods as food, textiles and pharmaceuticals, UNIDO found that China’s industrial output in the last 20 years has increased almost eight times. In fact, [...]

15 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

UNIFEM works to get women a seat at the peace table

Nearly ten years after the adoption by the UN Security Council, of its groundbreaking resolution on Women, Peace and Security, known as 1325, women are still not sufficiently represented at peace negotiations. UNIFEM’s campaign for the tenth anniversary of resolution 1325, called “Women count for peace” seeks to prove the importance of women’s participation at [...]

15 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Human rights abuses continue in the DPRK

A United Nations human rights investigator says civilians in the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (DPRK) continue to endure harrowing and horrifying human rights abuses.

15 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Human Rights expert concerned about credibility of Myanmar elections

With elections planned for the first time in 20 years, Myanmar is at a critical moment in its history, according to the UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in the country.

15 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Re-visiting Haiti, UN chief promises world has not forgotten

On his second visit to Haiti since the devastating earthquake struck the country in January, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon surveyed the progress the UN and its partners have made in providing relief to the million plus people in need.

15 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

WHO says much has been achieved in the health sector in Haiti

Two months after the earthquake struck Haiti, much has been achieved in providing medical assistance to the Caribbean country, according to the United Nations health agency.

12 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

IOM supports emotional wellbeing of quake victims through entertainment

To help with the stress of losing loved ones, livelihoods and homes in January’s earthquake, Haitians have been treated to a series of fun-filled ceremonies sponsored by IOM, the International Organization for Migration.

12 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Daily News 12 March 2010

News and features from United Nations Radio.

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UN body calls for tackling underlying causes of violence near Jos

The United Nations body dealing with racial discrimination has called on Nigerian authorities to tackle the underlying causes of repeated outbreaks of ethnic and religious violence near the city of Jos in northern Nigeria.

12 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Heavy floods displace thousands in Kenya:OCHA

Heavy rains are causing rivers to overflow inundating several localities in North and West Kenya.

12 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Top UN envoy says situation in Liberia is calm and stable but fragile

The situation in Liberia is calm and stable but fragile, according to the head of the United Nations mission there.

12 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

WHO project to help Tajikistan cope with disasters and refugees

A new project by the World Health Organization (WHO) aims to help Tajikistan’s health system cope with the effects of natural disasters as well as the conflict in neighboring Afghanistan.

12 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

WFP airlifting food to refugees in remote area of Congo Brazzaville

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has begun an airlift of urgently needed food assistance to tens of thousands of Congolese refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) who have fled to remote areas of neighboring Republic of Congo.

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UNEP says Haiti is facing major environmental challenges

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) says Haiti is facing environmental challenges following the January 12 earthquake.

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Situation for civilians is worsening in Somalia

The United Nations refugee (UNHCR) is extremely worried about the worsening situation for civilians in Somalia as the conflict continues between insurgents and government forces.

12 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Filmmaker documents workshop healing the trauma of the genocide in Rwanda

In 1994, 800,000 people were killed in Rwanda within a matter of weeks, about 20% of the population. Many of those who survived witnessed the slaughter of their loved ones at the hands of their neighbors. Sixteen years later they still live with the trauma of those one hundred days of genocide. Bissera Kostova has [...]

12 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Mongolia invests in community amenities

Mongolians are making improvements to vital services in rural areas through funds which pay for amenities that local communities decide they need the most such as water wells and traveling clinics. Water can be hard to find during Mongolia’s freezing winters. Plenty of it from dug wells is a welcome sight to the country’s thousands [...]

12 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Indian cricket league goes green with the help of UNEP

Millions of cricket fans are expected to go green this Friday when the Indian Premier League (IPL) launches a UN-backed environmental awareness campaign.

11 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN humanitarian chief says Gaza blockade not in Israel's long term interest

The UN humanitarian relief coordinator, back from a visit to Israel and the Occupied Palestinian territories, says he is gloomy about the prospects of resolving the humanitarian crisis of the Palestinian people.

11 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN officials condemn the attacks on humanitarian workers in Pakistan

United Nations officials condemned on Thursday the murder of six aid workers in north-west Pakistan, the latest in a series of attacks against the humanitarian community there.

11 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Violence against women undermines development and peace: UN Secretary-General

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon continues to speak out against violence against women and girls which he calls “a horrific and all too common” crime.

11 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

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UN Experts denounce sexual violence committed against children

Children, much more than adults, are vulnerable to rape and other forms of sexual violence, whether it’s in the home, at school or in the midst of conflict. Radhika Coomaraswamy, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative on Children and Armed Conflict, has met with children who’ve been sexually abused in different conflict zones. Women’s Charter in Europe [...]

11 Mar 2010 | Posted in Women | Read More »

An exhibition in Geneva highlights sexual violence against women in DRC

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Women Empowerment Key to Gender Equality in Timor-Leste

The Asian nation of Timor-Leste has emerged from decades of conflict, but Timorese women continue to struggle both in the aftermath of conflict and in the fight for equality. Idelta Maria Rodrigues, Timor-Leste’s Secretary of State for Promotion and Equality told UN Radio’s Sandra Guy at UN Radio that little by little women are overcoming [...]

11 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Sexual violence against children is a grave violation

Children, much more than adults, are vulnerable to rape and other forms of sexual violence, whether it’s in the home, at school or in the midst of conflict.  Jocelyne Sambira reports. Radhika Coomaraswamy, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative on Children and Armed Conflict, has met with children who’ve been sexually abused in different conflict zones. COOMARASWAMY: [...]

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IFRC renewing appeal for funding of Zimbabwe emergency food operation

More than two million Zimbabweans are in need of food assistance, and this number is set to rise this year because of a failed harvest, according to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).

11 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Timor-Leste enjoying three years of peace and economic recovery: Ramos Horta

The President of Timor Leste says the country has recovered from the 2006 political crisis and its people are now enjoying three years of peace and robust economic recovery.

11 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Secretary-General expresses concern over new Myanmar electoral laws

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has reiterated his call for an inclusive political process in Myanmar.

11 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

WFP welcomes independent investigations into Somali operations

The World Food Programme (WFP) says it would welcome an independent investigation into its food assistance operations in Somalia.

11 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN expert calls on states to protect human rights defenders

A United Nations human rights expert is calling on states to refrain from criminalizing the peaceful and legitimate activities of human rights defenders.

11 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UNESCO reaffirms commitment to Haiti

The head of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization has reaffirmed UNESCO’s commitment to support Haiti as it recovers from disaster.

10 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Climate panel head welcomes independent review of its work

The head of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has promised that the Panel’s next report will be stronger and better than any report the Panel has produced so far.

10 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Secretary-General’s visit to Chile following the earthquake

The devastating earthquake that struck Chile on February 27th was stronger than the one that occurred in Haiti in January. Because of Chile’s prior experience with earthquakes however the damage was not as severe. Still, the country experienced devastation and destruction. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon flew to Chile this past week-end to see for himself [...]

10 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Scientists to review work of climate change panel

An independent group of scientists and other experts will be reviewing the work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the IPCC.

10 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Head of UNRWA says Israeli blockade imposes illegal economy on Gaza

The new Commissioner of the United Nations relief agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) says the blockade of Gaza by Israel is imposing an illegal economy on the people of Gaza.

10 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

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Agencies launch 2010 appeal for Nepal

Humanitarian agencies are appealing for $123 million to help vulnerable people in Nepal.

10 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Violence and strike delay polio vaccinations in Nigeria

A polio vaccination campaign in the central Nigerian city of Jos has been delayed until 13 March as a result of violence and an on-going health worker strike, according to the United Nations Humanitarian News Service (IRIN).

10 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Red Cross assists victims of violence in south of Jos in Nigeria

The Nigerian Red Cross Society is providing relief assistance to hundreds of people who have been displaced by last Sunday’s violent attacks south of the city of Jos in northern Nigeria.

10 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Landslide in eastern Uganda leaves 77 dead and hundreds missing

Aid organizations are working to address the needs of thousands of people impacted by a recent landslide in eastern Uganda. UNICEF Radio spoke with Chulho Hyun, UNICEF Communication Chief in Uganda about the damage and the recovery. HYUN: What we know so far and going very much by the official figures announced by the government, [...]

10 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Sexual violence against children is a grave violation

Sexual violence against children is one of the six grave violations that are committed against children during times of war, according to the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for children and armed conflict.

10 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

WHO Uganda receives funds to procure medical aid for landslide victims

The World Health Organization (WHO) has received $50,000 to provide medical supplies for landslide victims in Uganda.

10 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Secretary-General condemns Israeli plans to build housing units in East Jerusalem

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the approval of plans for the building of 1,600 new housing units in East Jerusalem by the Israeli Ministry of Interior on Tuesday.

10 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Self-determination and development critical for indigenous Australians: UN expert

A UN independent expert is calling on the Australian government to ensure the social and economic well-being of its indigenous citizens.

9 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN envoy says mission in Haiti is getting back on its feet

The top United Nations envoy in Haiti says the UN mission there, known as MINUSTAH is getting back on its feet.

9 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

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UN training programme helps Cambodia bridge digital divide

The United Nations and Cambodia on Tuesday launched a training course to boost the country’s ability to use information and communication technology (ICT) for its development programmes.

9 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

African farmers profit from rise in demand for organic food

Small farmers in West Africa are benefiting from the growing demand for organic produce, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

9 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Mr. Ban goes to Hollywood

The UN has stories to tell. That was the message UN Secretary-General conveyed to the likes of Michael Douglas, Demi Moore and Hollywood producers and scriptwriters when he traveled to Los Angeles last week. Mr. Ban who told journalists there he meets regularly with presidents, prime ministers and leaders of the business community, strongly believes [...]

9 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

UN commemorates lives of colleagues who perished in Haiti earthquake

Nearly two months after the Haiti earthquake demolished the UN mission’s headquarters, the UN held a solemn ceremony in New York to remember the lives of the victims from the UN family. Bissera Kostova prepared this report. Ban: Dear colleagues, dear friends, above all, dear families of those to whom we sadly bid farewell. NARR: [...]

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IOM says registration of displaced people is gaining momentum in Haiti

A mass registration exercise for Haitians displaced by the January 12 earthquake is gaining momentum, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

9 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

WHO releases new guidelines for treatment of malaria

The World Health Organization has released new guidelines for the treatment of malaria.

9 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Human Rights chief “appalled” by Nigeria massacre

UN Human Rights chief Navi Pillay is urging the Nigerian authorities to tackle the underlying causes of tension and violence which resulted in the killings of hundreds of people this weekend.

9 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

ITU says effect ICT regulation can help boost the ICT industry

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) says that enlightened regulation of the telecommunication industry can help boost the development of the industry.

9 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN family says farewell to colleagues killed in Haiti earthquake

“Dear colleagues, dear friends, above all, dear families of those to whom we sadly bid farewell”

9 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UNHCR appeals for $20 million to help Congolese refugees

The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) is appealing for $20 million to help meet the needs of tens of thousands of refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo who are in neighbouring Republic of the Congo.

9 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN top cop is a woman

Swedish police officer Ann-Marie Orler is now the top UN police adviser. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced his selection on Monday, noting that the appointment coincides with International Women’s Day.

8 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN chief says gender equality is fundamental to achieving equal rights

Gender equality and women’s empowerment are fundamental to the global mission of the United Nations to achieve equal rights and dignity for all, says United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

8 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN expert says torture remains a global problem

The United Nations independent expert on torture told the UN Human Rights Council on Monday that torture, a serious crime and a direct attack on the core of human dignity, unfortunately remains a global phenomenon.

8 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

The UN in Iraq keeps women’s empowerment high on its agenda

On International Women’s Day, the top United Nations envoy in Iraq congratulates women in Iraq for participating in great numbers in the Council of Representatives’ election held on 7 March.

8 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Trust Fund focuses on violence against women and AIDS in Nigeria

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for increase action to deal with the global pandemic of violence against women and girls. And one of the best ways he says is to involve men that is why he created the Network of men leaders to support women’s efforts to end violence. Gerry Adams report. Well [...]

8 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

UNIFEM and Global Compact launch Women’s Empowerment Principles

The United Nations Fund for Women (UNIFEM) and the UN Global Compact on Monday launched a joint initiative to provide guidance for the empowerment of women in the workplace.

8 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Secretary-General is concerned about loss of life in Nigeria

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is concerned about the ethnic violence that has left hundreds of people dead near the City of Jos in Nigeria.

8 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

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UN chief back from Chile to report to member States

Fresh from a weekend trip to express his solidarity with the people and government of Chile following the devastating earthquake, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the grief he saw there was widespread.

8 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Meryl Streep helps launch campaign to end gender discriminatory laws

Actress and activist Meryl Streep was among the participants as the human rights organization Equality Now launched a campaign urging governments to revoke sex discriminatory laws, in time for International Women’s Day, March 8th. Equality Now has been tracking discriminatory laws around the world for over a decade and this is its third report with [...]

8 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV by 2015 is within reach

The elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV by 2015 is within reach if programmes to achieve it continue to make progress. That is according to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

8 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Children in Afghanistan need to be protected from the conflict

The UN special envoy on Children and Armed Conflict has returned from Afghanistan, where she urged the government and the international forces to take measures to better protect children. Radhika Coomaraswamy says the protection of civilians in Afghanistan is a matter of great concern, especially the killing and maiming of children. Women in politics not [...]

8 Mar 2010 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

UN expert on terrorism says use of full body scanners at airports is politically motivated

A United Nations human rights expert says the introduction of full body scanners at major airports around the world amounts to an intrusion of privacy.

8 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

With voting over in Iraq, tally underway

Counting is underway following Iraq’s parliamentary election on Sunday. Reports of more than one hundred violent incidents during the poll led to concerns that some Iraqis would be deterred from voting.

8 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Daily News 05 March 2010

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Children in Afghanistan need to be protected from the conflict

The UN special envoy on Children and Armed Conflict has returned from Afghanistan, where she urged the government and the international forces to take measures to better protect children. Radhika Coomaraswamy says the protection of civilians in Afghanistan is a matter of great concern, especially the killing and maiming of children. Women in politics not [...]

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URDU #10: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama

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URDU #09: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama

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INDONESIAN #8: FOKUS FOKUS KITA

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HINDI #10: Antar Rashtriya Patrika

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HINDI #09: Antar Rashtriya Patrika

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BANGLA 09 – Jati Shongher Protidhoni

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Women gather at the United Nations and pledge to undertake further action for implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action

Thousands of women from throughout the world gathered at the United Nations this week and pledged to undertake further action to ensure the full and accelerated implementation of the landmark Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action adopted at the 1995 Fourth World Conference on Women.  With the consensus adoption of a declaration on the fifteenth [...]

5 Mar 2010 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

The UN reviews progress on women's equality since Beijing

The UN Commission on the Status of Women, which began its annual session on Monday, will undertake a two-week review of the 15 years that have passed since implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, which were adopted at the 4th World Conference on Women. Helping teenage mothers in Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad [...]

5 Mar 2010 | Posted in Women | Read More »

An African woman leader sees progress in gender equality in Africa

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4 Mar 2010 | Posted in UN and Africa | Read More »

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UN Nuclear Agency Chief warns about Iran's lack of cooperation

The International Atomic Energy Agency's Director General, Yukiya Amano, opened a Board of Governor's meeting in Vienna on Monday by highlighting the agency's recent activities.

1 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN human rights experts call for halt to anti-homosexuality bill in Uganda

Two United Nations independent human rights experts are calling for the prevention of the passing of an ant-homosexuality bill in Uganda.

1 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Human rights chief urges Rights Council to steer clear of partisan politics

United Nations High commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay is urging the Human Rights Council to steer clear of partisan and regional politics while addressing human rights issues in Member States.

1 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Secretary-General expresses condolences to victims of Chile earthquake

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed condolences to those who have lost family and friends in the earthquake that struck Chile on Saturday.

1 Mar 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

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