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

 UNHabitat and Coca Cola

UNHabitat and Coca Cola

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, President and CEO for India and South West Asia. Mr. Singh talks about how the soft drink company is partnering with the UN to provide clean water to communities in the region and around the world.

ESCAP celebrates World Water Day

water

water

More people die from unsafe water than from all forms of violence, including war. That’s the sobering message from UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for World Water Day, observed on March 22. This year’s theme-'Clean Water for a Healthy World’-is particularly relevant to Asia and the Pacific where more than 600 million people are without adequate water while 1.8 billion lack adequate sanitation.

Lal Pe Nu and his family

Lal Pe Nu and his family

Myanmar refugees face uncertain future in Malaysia

Malaysia is a largely urban country, with 60 per cent of the population living in cities. Life for a refugee in Kuala Lumpur, the capital, is challenging. Refugees cannot work legally and most live in fear of detention, despite having received a refugee card from the UN refugee agency, UNHCR.

Producer: Dianne Penn
Duration: 14’00″

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