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WHO/UNICEF publication addresses medications for children

The World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF, the UN Children's Fund are making a new publication available that lists medicines for children.

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WHO helps Tajikistan to combat polio outbreak

The World Health Organization is helping the government of Tajikistan to combat an outbreak of polio in the Central Asian country.

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UN Daily News 30 April 2010

News and features from United Nations Radio.

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UNHCR chief urges European Union to set a positive example on refugee protection

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres has called on the 27 countries of the European Union (EU) to set a positive example in the area of refugee protection.

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Nine African migrants get temporary residence permits in Italy

Nine African migrants who have been exploited by corrupt employers in Italy have been issued with temporary residence permits under the Italian Immigrant Act.

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ICC is centerpiece of global criminal justice system: Ban Ki-moon

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday stressed the importance of the International Criminal Court which he described as the centre piece of the international justice system.

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New children's medicine guide released by UNICEF and WHO

Nine million children die each year from preventable and treatable causes. Part of the reason is they are not being given the correct doses of medicine. The second edition of a children’s medicine guide, Sources and Prices of Selected Medicines for Children, has been released by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World [...]

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Tanzania hosts meeting on Japanese aid to Africa

Delegates from Africa and Japan are meeting in Tanzania this weekend to follow up on the 2008 Tokyo International Conference for Development. Cheick Sidi Diara, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Africa, will attend the meeting which runs through Sunday. Before leaving New York on Friday Mr. Diara sat down with UN Radio’s Derrick Mbatha [...]

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UN Adviser on Africa goes to Tanzania

The United Nations Secretary-General's Special Adviser on Africa, Cheick Sidi Diarra is on Friday starting a trip to, Arusha Tanzania to attend a two-day meeting starting on Sunday on Japanese development aid to Africa.

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Nuclear NPT review to benefit from new momentum on disarmament

Momentum on nuclear disarmament is building around the world, according to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the UN will be at the center of these efforts, as a four-week conference convenes here on Monday. The Conference is the five-year review of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, the NPT. The last review in 2005 could not reach [...]

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Aid for displaced Pakistanis in Swat Valley remains acute: UNHCR

Thousands of people displaced by last year's Pakistani government forces operations against insurgents in the Swat Valley are still struggling to rebuild their lives.

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Uganda educator wins UN Business Award.

Women: a weekly 14-minute news magazine that looks at issues affecting women around the world.

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Caribbean Community urges the Security Council to enhance transparency;

Caribbean News Round-Up: a weekly 15-minute news magazine on developments at the United Nations concerning the Caribbean.

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South African singer and Guyanese cricketer join UN efforts against AIDS pandemic

Grammy award-winning musician Lebo Morake has been named a UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador. Lebo M, as Mr. Morake is better known, is a South African producer, composer and singer, who was a co-composer and member of the core creative team for the movie and Broadway production of The Lion King.

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

NPT Review Conference to begin month-long meeting

The 2010 Treaty on the Non-proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, or NPT review conference begins at the United Nations on Monday, May 3rd.

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UN Daily News 29 April 2010

News and features from United Nations Radio.

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UN welcomes China's decision to end travel restrictions

This week both the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNAIDS joined UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in commending China’s decision to remove travel restrictions for HIV-positive people. UNAIDS says travel or residency restrictions, which are still imposed in some form by more than fifty countries, including Singapore, Australia and New Zealand, are discriminatory and ineffective in [...]

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Brazilian soccer star suports WFP's fight against world hunger

Brazilian soccer star Kaká has made a short video calling on the millions who will watch the soccer World Cup in June to help feed the world's hungry.

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Ban Ki-moon stresses key role of United Nations for nuclear disarmament

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is pointing to the key role of the United Nations in finding long-lasting and effective cooperation to confront the threat of nuclear weapons.

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Queen Rania offers food for thought in new kids' book

Students from the UN International School this week received the royal treatment. They were the guests of honour at the launch of the book 'The Sandwich Swap’ written by Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan. The launch was held at UN headquarters. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon introduced Queen Rania who is also UNICEF‘s first Eminent Advocate: [...]

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Local women's group takes on gender based violence

Since the end of the civil war Liberia’s authorities, concerned about the high rates of domestic violence and rape, decided to retrain and re-equip the police so as to tackle this problem. They also introduced tougher sentences for rape offenders. Now a local women’s group is using grass roots activism to combat sexual and gender [...]

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Secretary-General calls on everyone to stand up for freedom of information

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday called on governments, civil society and people around the world to recognize the important work of the media and to stand up for freedom of information.

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Palestinian children receive laptops in Gaza

Palestinian children in the Gaza on Thursday received laptops as part of the goal to ensuring that all Palestine refugee children across the Middle East have laptops by the year 2012.

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IAEA study shows some countries are over-exposing children to radiation

A study conducted by the International Atomic Energy Agency, the IAEA, says some countries are over-exposing children to radiation when performing computed tomography or CT scans.

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Detainees in Iraq are offered free legal services

Detainees in Iraq will receive free legal defence services under a project supported by the European Union and implemented by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS).

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UN food agency is short of funds for Yemen operations

The World Food Programme (WFP) is facing a shortfall of nearly 70% of its 2010 budget requirements for its operations in Sa'ada, in Yemen.

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Joint initiative will help sub-Saharan Africa fight cancer

The International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, and Roche, the world's largest biotech company, have launched a new initiative to help combat the growing cancer epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa.

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UN Daily News 28 April 2010

News and features from United Nations Radio.

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Children in Niger receive first supplementary food rations

On Wednesday, some 800 children ranging in age from 6 to 23 months received their first of four monthly rations of supplementary food in Koleram village of the Zinder region in the south of Niger.

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UN chief meets with Israeli Defense Minister

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met with Israeli Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence Ehud Barak on Wednesday.

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FAO issues foot and mouth disease warning

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO, has urged the international community to increase its surveillance of the threat of foot-and-mouth disease, FMD.

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UN envoy says Haiti's stability depends on adherence to electoral timetable

The head of the United Nations mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) says that the next 12 to 18 months are a period of great challenge and risk in Haiti.

28 Apr 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

A renowned gynaecologist says fistula is high among women in Darfur

A renowned gynaecologist says that fistula and maternal mortality rates are still high among women of child bearing age in the Darfur region of Sudan.

28 Apr 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN force advises police in North and South Sudan

Police officers from nearly 40 countries are helping to train their counterparts in North and South Sudan. They are part of the UN Mission in the country which is known as UNMIS. Rajesh Dewan of India, the Police Commissioner at UNMIS, was in New York recently and UN Radio’s Derrick Mbatha asked him about the [...]

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Ugandan educator wins UN business award

Ten years ago, a local woman grew bitter from the apathy towards girls’ education in Northern Uganda. But Beatrice Ayuru Bvaruhanga did not stay angry. Instead, she founded a school which today has 1,500 students. This week Ms. Ayuru Bvaruhanga won the 2010 Empretec Women in Business Award presented by the UN Conference on Trade [...]

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ILO marks World Day for Safety at Work

The International Labour Organization, the ILO, on Wednesday observed the World Day for Safety and Health at Work.

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Secretary-General calls for more funding for green energy technologies

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday stressed the need to rapidly increase funding for deploying green energy technologies.

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UN Special Advisor on Cyprus expects successful conclusion to negotiations

The 2008 UN-brokered agreement to restart direct negotiations between Greek-Cypriot and Turkish-Cypriot communities remains intact, despite a change of leadership on the island, says Alexander Downer, Special Advisor to the UN Secretary-General on Cyprus.

27 Apr 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Women in Business Award

A Ugandan entrepreneur is the winner of this year's United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Empretec Women in Business Award.

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Queen of Jordan launches children's book on cross cultural understanding

Queen Rania Al-Abdullah of Jordan on Tuesday launched a new colourful children's picture book on cross cultural understanding.

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Security Council calls on states to criminalize piracy

The Security Council is calling on all states to criminalize piracy under their domestic laws.

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UN Daily News 27 April 2010

News and features from United Nations Radio.

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The director of the hit film Avatar visits the UN

The Oscar-winning film, Avatar, was screened this weekend as part of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. The special screening, to honour the director James Cameron, was attended by indigenous leaders from around the world. UN Radio’s Breege Brennan was also there and caught up with Mr. Cameron. BREEGE: Why are you here [...]

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Sexual abuse and exploitation by the UN: an end in sight?

The first reports of sexual exploitation and abuse by UN peacekeepers surfaced in early 2004. Since then, the UN has been active in addressing these issues for the past decade, but the problem still persists. Jocelyne Sambira reports. NARRATOR: The UN mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo was the first to be singled out, [...]

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Tolerating sexual terror makes mockery of UN Charter: UN official

Governments and armed groups that tolerate sexual terror make a mockery of the United Nations Charter and the Security Council action to enforce it.

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IOM builds transitional shelters in Port-au-Prince

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has launched its first major pilot project to build transitional shelters in the ruined neighbourhoods of Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti.

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G-8 Summit to focus on maternal and child nutrition

The head of the World Food Programme (WFP) is calling on development ministers from the Group of 8 developed countries meeting in Halifax, Canada this week to focus on maternal and child nutrition.

27 Apr 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

China lifts travel ban for people living with HIV

UNAIDS, the United Nations agency which focuses on AIDS-related issues, has applauded the decision by the Government of China to lift its travel ban on people living with HIV.

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Secretary-General welcomes release of four peacekeepers in Darfur

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the release of four peacekeepers who had been abducted two weeks ago.

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UNHCR welcomes resumption of returns and shelter grants in Sri Lanka

The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) has welcomed last week's resumption of government-led returns of displaced people back to their homes in northern Sri Lanka.

27 Apr 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

United Nations appeals for urgent funding to stop food crisis in Niger

United Nations is appealing for urgent donor support to stop the food crisis facing Niger from getting worse.

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Red Cross says African descendents are hard hit by conflict in Colombia

Thousands are suffering, often in silence, as a consequence of the ongoing armed conflict in Colombia, according to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

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

URDU #18: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama

P R O G R A M M E S U M M A R Y 1.World Malaria Day : This year marks end of decade to « Roll Back Malaria. 2.UN Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons expresses satisfaction on efforts being undertaken by Egypt.

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

Resolution 1325, ten years on

On October 31st, ten years will have passed since the Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security. A panel discussion animated by UN experts and diplomats takes a look at what has been achieved in the past decade and what remains to be done. Jocelyne Sambira has more. NARRATOR: It was [...]

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Secretary-General reaffirms commitment to Chernobyl recovery

The United Nations on Monday remembered the disaster that happened at the Chernobyl nuclear plant in Ukraine 24 years ago.

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UN staffer may have been killed by Afghan security forces: UN report

A report on last year's terrorist attack on the United Nations guest house in Kabul, Afghanistan suggests the possibility that a staff member may have been killed by Afghan security mistaking him for an insurgent.

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Ghanaian female peacekeepers join UNAMID

Fifty female police advisors from Ghana deployed to Darfur on Sunday, bringing the total number of Ghanaian women officers in UNAMID to 110.

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UN Daily News 26 April 2010

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WHO Emergencies Chief advocates greater humanitarian health support for Afghanistan

The World Health Organization's Assistant Director –General for Health Action in Crises, Dr. Eric Laroche, called on Monday for an intensified response to Afghanistan's humanitarian health challenges.

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Reflecting on the aftermath and lessons of Chernobyl

April 26th is the anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. The explosion at the nuclear power plant in 1986 exposed to harmful radiation more than 8 million people in Belarus, Ukraine and Russia. The disaster became a global lesson on the importance of strengthening the safety and security of nuclear material and facilities. Bissera Kostova [...]

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Developing countries struggle to get fish to market: FAO

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) says that developing countries are struggling to get their fish to the markets of developed countries.

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World Intellectual Property Day hails the "death of distance"

The UN on Monday marks World Intellectual Property Day, also the 40th anniversary of the World Intellectual Property Organization, WIPO.

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UNAIDS chief joins South African President to launch drive

The Executive Director of the Joint-United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS on Sunday joined senior government officials in South Africa to launch a new testing and counseling campaign.

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WFP steps up response to food crisis in Niger

The World Food Programme (WFP) announced on Monday that it is more than doubling the number of hungry people it is feeding in Niger.

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Security Council Resolution 1325, ten years later

Women: a weekly 14-minute news magazine that looks at issues affecting women around the world.

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Canal clearance operations progress ahead of rainy season in Haiti

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) this week reached a milestone in clearing canals to ensure the drainage of water away from camps for displaced people during the rainy season in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

23 Apr 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

On World Malaria Day progress in prevention, diagnosis, treatment and awareness

World Malaria Day, April 25th, this year brings much cause for satisfaction, according to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

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UN Daily News 23 April 2010

News and features from United Nations Radio.

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Slow pace of returns to northern Yemen two months after ceasefire

The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, says displaced Yemenis have been cautious and slow in returning home. Nearly 300,000 people have been uprooted from their homes in the region by fighting between Government forces and rebels in recent years.

23 Apr 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

World Malaria Day 2010

Africa is making progress in the fight against malaria. The Roll Back Malaria partnership reports some countries are continuing efforts to reach the target of reducing malaria deaths by half. But without sustained funding, this success could be reversed. Dianne Penn has the story. NARR: This year marks the end of the decade to “Roll [...]

23 Apr 2010 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

A Model United Nations conference

PRES: Recently a delegation of 12 South African students traveled to Cornell University, in New York, to participate in the Model UN conference there. Breege Brennan met with some of them to find out about their experience. BREEGE: The Model United Nations is a school-based reproduction or model of the United Nations and there are [...]

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Three Regional Immunization Weeks Set to Kick Off 24 April

The World Health Organization (WHO) is set to launch, for the first time, immunization campaigns simultaneously in three regions of the world on Saturday.

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UNESCO launches Anti-Piracy Observatory in time for World Book and Copyright Day

On World Book and Copyright Day, the 23rd of April, UNESCO is highlighting the need to protect creativity from piracy. In her message for the day, UNESCO’s Director-General, Irina Bokova points out that with the emergence of digital forms of books, “it is urgent to recall that there can be no book development without respect for copyright.” She says digitalization further exposes books to risks of piracy.

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ITU announces awards for contributions to digital revolution

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has announced the winners of this year’s World Telecommunication and Information Society Award.

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Malnutrition in young children is rising in Somalia

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is warning that malnutrition among children in Somalia has significantly risen.

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UNHCR condemns endemic rape in DR Congo

The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) has condemned the widespread rapes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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WHO investigating polio outbreak in Tajikistan

A suspected outbreak of polio has killed 10 children in Tajikistan. The World Health Organization says it is sending a specialized team to the country to investigate the outbreak. Patrick Maigua reports from Geneva.

23 Apr 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

New Zealand Announces Support of Indigenous Rights Declaration

More than 2,000 participants from across the globe are in New York for the latest session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. During the opening ceremony, New Zealand announced it will now support the 2007 Declaration on the Rights of the Indigenous People. The country had previously voted against the Declaration, together with [...]

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Secretary-General consults leaders about climate change

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday consulted leaders about preparations for the forthcoming climate change conference to be held in Cancun Mexico later this year.

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

Secretary-General is concerned about tensions in Bangkok

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday expressed concern about the ongoing political crisis in Thailand.

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Jamaica's First Lady Lorna Golding speaks out on Early Childhood in Jamaica

Women’s International Forum — “First Ladies from a number of member States came to the UN this week to speak about women and children. The Women’s International Forum, sponsored by the Executive Office of the Secretary-General, focused on the problems of children at the early stages of their development and what can be done to [...]

22 Apr 2010 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

WHO urges Chinese parents to protect children against measles and Hepatitis B

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday urged Chinese parents to vaccinate their children against measles and hepatitis B.

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BANGLA 17 – Jati Shongher Protidhoni

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New portal promotes efficient use of aid pledged to Haiti

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Thursday announced the launch of a new online portal to promote the efficient use of the more than US$9 billion in aid pledged to Haiti’s reconstruction.

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UN Daily News 22 April 2010

News and features from United Nations Radio.

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Human trafficking in Egypt

Human trafficking is often referred to as modern day slavery, and women and children often are the main victims of this crime. Egypt is often described as a major hub for trafficked persons for sexual exploitation, organ trafficking and forced labour. In light of this, the Egyptian government has taken important steps to combat the [...]

22 Apr 2010 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Charles Taylor is held accountable for crimes in Sierra Leone

The civil war in Sierra Leone ended in 2002 and the country is struggling to build peace and promote development. During that conflict rebels made their mark by hacking off the limbs of their victims. Thousands more people died in the war. Former Liberian President Charles Taylor is standing trial before the Special Court for [...]

22 Apr 2010 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

UNRWA says recent improvements in access to Gaza are no match for needs

Recent improvements in access to goods and building materials in the Gaza strip are 'a drop in the bucket’ compared to the scale of the humanitarian needs, according to the Director of UN relief operations in Gaza.

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

WFP expands its assistance to Uganda to encourage food self-reliance

The World Food Programme (WFP) says it is changing the way it does business in Uganda’s drought-prone Karamoja region. It is launching an emergency operation next week, alongside a new programme designed to better address the underlying causes of food shortages and malnutrition.

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

Conference inspired by Chernobyl looks for global solutions to environmental challenges

Ahead of next week’s anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear plant catastrophe, an annual conference on health and environment at the UN is discussing global solutions to cross-cutting environmental issues such as climate change and exposure to toxic chemicals, as well as the after-effects of the Chernobyl disaster.

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

INDONESIAN #16: FOKUS FOKUS KITA

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UNEP announces winners of 2010 Champions of the Earth Awards

The United Nations Environment Programme has the announced winners of this year’s Champions of the Earth awards.

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Volcanic eruption in Iceland delays resettlement of Palestinians

The eruption of the volcano in Iceland last week has delayed the resettlement of a group of Palestinian refugees from Iraq.

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Secretary-General says Mother Earth is under pressure

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is warning that Mother Earth is under pressure as unreasonable demands are made on her and she is showing the strain.

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ILO welcomes G20 recommendations on job-rich recovery

The International Labour Organization (ILO) has welcomed the recommendations by Labour and Employment Ministers of the Group of 20 to implement economic recovery policies that create jobs.

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Secretary-General stresses importance of rapprochement of cultures

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has stressed the importance of promoting dialogue among cultures, civilizations and religions which he said is crucial to upholding human rights and advancing development.

21 Apr 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN urges countries and donors to spend more on water and sanitation

The United Nations says unsafe water, inadequate sanitation and the lack of hygiene is claiming 2.2 million children under the age of five each year.

21 Apr 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Indigenous forum looks at development, culture and identity

SFX_CHANT play under narration More than 2,000 participants from across the globe are meeting in New York for the latest session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. They range from the Sami people who live in the Arctic Circle, to the Mapuche in Chile and Argentina, and Aborigines from Australia. Tadodaho Sid Hill, [...]

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UN Daily News 21 April 2010

News and features from United Nations Radio.

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One-third of countries show progress since Copenhagen climate summit: UNEP

In spite of uncertainty surrounding international climate negotiations, countries have forged ahead with low-carbon growth strategies in the first quarter of 2010, according to the UN Environment Programme UNEP.

21 Apr 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN expert urges Egypt to intensify its efforts to combat trafficking in persons

Concluding her official visit to Egypt, the UN Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons, Joy Ngozi Ezeilo, commended the Government for accelerating its efforts in the fight against trafficking in persons, while noting some of the challenges that remain to be addressed.

21 Apr 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

IMF Raises Forecast for Global Growth

There is good news for the global economy coming from the International Monetary Fund in its latest World Economic Outlook. On Wednesday the IMF raised its global growth forecast to 4.2 percent for 2010.

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HINDI #19: Antar Rashtriya Patrika

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HINDI #18: Antar Rashtriya Patrika

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Iceland volcano is small compared to recent volcanoes, says expert

The volcano that erupted in Iceland last week is relatively small compared to other volcanoes, according to Henry Gaudru, President of the European Volcanological Society.

21 Apr 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UNESCO chief condemns killing of journalist in Honduras

The Director-General of the UN Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Irina Bokova, has condemned the murder of yet another Honduran journalist.

21 Apr 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Protecting children in the justice system

PRES: Children who commit crimes, or are victims or witnesses of crimes need special protection by the justice system. At the recent UN Crime Congress in Brazil, Diane Bailey spoke to Anne Grandjean an expert on child justice issues with UNICEF, who says international legal standards for children as perpetrators have been established since the [...]

21 Apr 2010 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

FAO steps up aid to Sahel pastoralists

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is stepping up aid to herders and pastoralists in Niger and Chad amid a growing food crisis caused by last year’s poor rains.

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UNICEF reports progress in West and Central Africa polio campaign

The United Nations Children’s Fund is reporting progress in the campaign to vaccinate millions of children against polio in West and Central Africa.

21 Apr 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

ICAO Secretary-General says it is safe to fly in wake of volcano cloud

The Secretary-General of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Raymond Benjamin said Tuesday that it is safe to fly over Europe.

20 Apr 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

The US to review position on Indigenous Declaration

The US administration announced Tuesday that it will review its position regarding the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

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URDU #17: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama

1. UN Secretary-General launches campaign to combat maternal mortality 2. World Meteorological Organization hosts meeting for African ministers Narrated and Produced by Zafar Qureshi Duration: 15’00″

20 Apr 2010 | Posted in Asian Voices | Read More »

Guatemala makes progress in fighting impunity

Guatemala is making progress in fighting impunity, according to the head of the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala, Carlos Castresana.

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UN Daily News 20 April 2010

News and features from United Nations Radio.

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International Court of Justice rules on paper mill dispute between Argentina and Uruguay

The International Court of Justice on Tuesday ruled in a case that Argentina brought against Uruguay in 2006 alleging pollution from a paper pulp mill located at the border between the two countries.

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Crime congress wraps up in Brazil

The 12th UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice concluded in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil, on Monday with a declaration calling on countries to adapt their criminal justice systems to a changing world. UN Radio’s Diane Bailey covered the conference and asked executive secretary John Sandage what the legacy will be. SANDAGE: I think [...]

20 Apr 2010 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

“Quiet corruption” undermines growth in Africa

Teachers who do not show up at school. Doctors who fail to attend health clinics. Inspectors who sign off on sub-par fertilizer as being top grade. These are examples of what the World Bank calls “quiet corruption,” which is having a detrimental affect on development in Africa. To find out more, Dianne Penn spoke to [...]

20 Apr 2010 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

UN expert on foreign debt welcomes landmark law to address profiteering

A UN expert on issues related to foreign debt and human rights, has welcomed the passage of the landmark Debt Relief (Developing Countries) Act in the United Kingdom on 8 April 2010.

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WFP welcomes over $20 million European Commission donation for Ethiopia

The World Food Programme on Tuesday welcomed a generous donation of more than $20 million from the European Commission to provide assistance to vulnerable people in Ethiopia.

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WHO says volcanic ash poses no health danger in Europe

The World Meteorological Organization says the ash cloud from the volcano in Iceland is diminishing, although eruptions are still taking place. WMO says it expects changes in wind direction over Iceland by the end of the week, which will blow the ash cloud towards the Arctic.

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UN food agency prepositions 2 million rations of food for Haiti

The World Food Programme (WFP) has pre-positioned food to help the people of Haiti during the rainy season and the upcoming hurricanes in the earthquake-hit country.

20 Apr 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

FAO report assesses dairy greenhouse gas emissions

A new report by the UN Food and Agriculture organization says that around four percent of all greenhouse gas emissions are caused by milk production. That includes both emissions associated with the production, processing and transportation of milk products, as well as emissions related to meat produced from animals in the dairy system.

20 Apr 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Red Cross Chief sees opportunity to eliminate nuclear weapons

The President of the International Committee of the Red Cross, (ICRC) has appealed to States to ensure that nuclear weapons are never used again.

20 Apr 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Crime congress ends in Bahia with call to adapt to changing world

INTRO: A UN meeting on crime prevention and criminal justice wrapped up in Salvador Bahia in Brazil on Monday with a call for countries to adapt their criminal justice systems to a changing world.

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

UN envoy calls for improvement in next elections in Afghanistan

The United Nations top envoy in Afghanistan Staffan de Mistura has called for the forthcoming parliamentary elections to be an improvement on last year’s presidential elections.

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

UNICEF to assist children seriously affected by Qinghai earthquake

As teams of rescuers continue to search for survivors of the earthquake in Qinghai, China UNICEF warns that children are particularly vulnerable to the cold weather. The UN children’s agency says that over the weekend many residents slept in the open in sub-zero temperatures, trying to keep warm under blankets.

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

ILO cautions against premature exit strategy from stimulus measures

The International Labour Organization (ILO) is cautioning against prematurely activating exit strategies from the extraordinary stimulus measures launched last year in response to the financial and economic crisis.

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

Secretary-General says disarmament could free up funds for development

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says now is the time to build momentum towards disarmament – one of the longest held goals of the United Nations. He was addressing a debate on Disarmament and World Security at the UN General Assembly on Monday.

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

WHO monitors Iceland volcanic ash

UN officials are unable to travel on important missions because of the eruption of a volcano in Iceland. It’s having a severe impact on the airline industry as major airports have imposed flying restrictions. The volcano is also affecting the import and export of goods. But are there any health risks posed by the volcanic [...]

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

Humanitarian crisis affects health care delivery in Somalia

Civilians continue to bear the brunt of ongoing fighting in Somalia. More than 900 people-many of them women and children-were killed in the capital, Mogadishu, in March alone. Mark Bowden is the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia. BOWDEN : I think Somalia is one of the worst humanitarian crises that exists. NARR: Somalia has been [...]

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

UN Daily News 19 April 2010

News and features from United Nations Radio.

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Israeli orders “in breach of international human rights law”: UN expert

The United Nations independent expert on the situation of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory has warned that two Israeli military Orders may violate international humanitarian and human rights law.

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

Head of Crime Congress in Bahia:organized crime threatens development

The head of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime has cited organized crime as one of the biggest threats not only to security but also to development.

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

Secretary-General calls for making Indigenous rights a reality as forum opens

Opening the 9th session of the UN Permanent Forum on indigenous issues on Monday, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that despite significant progress over the past 40 years, including the adoption of a declaration on indigenous rights, the creation of the forum itself, and the establishment of human rights mechanisms, there are still a number of challenges facing indigenous people.

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

UN human rights chief visits Gulf region

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay on Monday visited Saudi Arabia at the start of a ten-day tour of six countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council.

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

UNESCO chief deplores killing of Japanese journalist

The Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, said on Monday she deplores the recent killing of a Japanese journalist and the wounding of another in Bangkok, Thailand.

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

Angelina Jolie appeals for safety of civilians in Mogadishu

Award-winning US actress Angelina Jolie on Monday called on warring parties in the Somali capital of Mogadishu not to shell and target civilian neighbourhoods.

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

UN expert’s visit to Slovenia postponed due to Iceland volcano

The first mission to Slovenia by a United Nations independent human rights expert on water and sanitation has been postponed as a result of airspace restrictions in Europe.

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

Mission accomplished for the UN envoy to Kyrgyzstan

The United Nations Secretary-General's envoy for Kyrgyzstan Jan Kubis told reporters in New York on Friday that he has completed his mission.

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

Sudan begins counting ballots in first national elections in more than 20 years

The counting of ballots in Sudan started on Friday after the polls closed on Thursday evening, allowing five days for voting in the country's first national elections in 24 years.

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

UNAMID establishes contact with kidnapped peacekeepers in Sudan

The Joint United Nations African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) has established contact with some of its four peacekeepers who have been kidnapped in Sudan.

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

UN Daily News 16 April 2010

News and features from United Nations Radio.

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The Girl Child Network Worldwide is dedicated to empowering girls

Starting with just 10 girls in 1998, teacher Betty Makoni created the Girl Child Network Worldwide dedicated to empowering girls in their countries and around the world. GCNW mobilizes girls into school clubs that enable them to learn their rights, prevent sexual violence and harassment, and become self-confident leaders. Gerry Adams reports: Narrator: The organization [...]

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

Secretary-General says peace must be built in minds and hearts of people

United Nations Secretary Ban Ki-moon on Friday stressed the need for citizens of a country emerging from conflict to see concrete benefits from peace building.

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

UN human rights chief calls for halt to executions in Gaza

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay has called on the de-facto authorities in Gaza not to carry out further executions and to abolish the use of the death penalty.

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

WHO is concerned about health risks of Iceland volcano

The World Health Organization (WHO) is concerned about potential health risks that may arise from the volcanic eruptions which started on Wednesday in Iceland.

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

UN presents seminar on mining + sustainable development

Mining provides a livelihood for millions of people in developing countries but traditionally, the activities of the mining industry have impacted negatively on communities near extraction sites. Also, producing countries receive few or limited benefits in terms of economic growth and poverty reduction. But in the past 20 years, the mining industry has been changing. [...]

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

Red Cross confirms release of eight staff members in DR Congo

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has confirmed the release of eight staff members held since 9 April by an armed group operating in South Kivu Province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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

UNHCR welcomes Tanzania’s naturalization of 162,000 refugees

The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) has welcomed the naturalization of Burundian refugees in Tanzania.

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

Secretary-General congratulates Sudanese voters

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has congratulated all those who participated in Sudan's first national elections in 24 years after polls closed across the country.

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

Secretary-General welcomes deal for former leader to leave Kyrgyzstan

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the arrangement that has enabled President Kurmanbek Bakiyev to leave Kyrgyzstan.

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

Deputy Secretary-General witnesses determination of Haitians to rebuild

UN Deputy Secretary-General Asha Rose Migiro says her visit to Haiti earlier this week was 'eye-opening.'

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

Campaign to combat maternal mortality launched

With only five years left until 2015 – the deadline to achieve the UN Millennium Development Goals, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has issued a call to action to address a goal that has been lagging behind – maternal health.   Gerry Adams reports: SG 1: We are here because too many women die around the world [...]

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

UN Daily News 15 April 2010

News and features from United Nations Radio.

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Barbados nominates Champion of the Earth Awardee for UN climate chief

The post of Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) requires political skill and savvy, in addition to academic and professional qualifications.

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

China needs to shift to low carbon growth: UNDP

According to the latest UN Human Development Report, China has "no other choice" but to shift to a low carbon approach in shaping the country's future social and economic development agenda.

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

WMO hosts African ministers meeting

Climate change is a global reality. And the World Meteorological Organization says Africa is especially affected by it as the number and magnitude of natural hazards are increasing. For this reason, WMO has organized the first meeting of African ministers responsible for meteorology. Dianne Penn has the story. NARRATOR: Deadly drought in Kenya, torrential rains [...]

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

Red Cross Red Crescent responds to massive earthquake in China

The International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is responding to the earthquake that has killed over 600 people and injured thousands of others in China's Qinghai Province.

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

UN Envoy to Afghanistan demands renewed efforts to protect civilians

The UN envoy to Afghanistan, Staffan de Mistura has expressed serious concern at the recent loss of civilian lives.

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

FAO publishes new tool kit on gender in agriculture

In a bid to sharpen the focus of anti-hunger efforts, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization has launched a tool for gathering more accurate information on differences between men and women in agriculture.

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

UN Daily News 14 April 2010

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Ban outlines initiatives to follow up on Washington nuclear security summit

Building on US President Barack Obama's nuclear security summit in Washington, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday proposed a series of high-level conferences to strengthen global norms to prevent nuclear terrorism.

13 Apr 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Prosecution begins case against Karadzic at International Criminal Tribunal

The trial against former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadžic resumed in The Hague on Tuesday.

13 Apr 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Deputy Secretary-General concludes visit to Haiti

UN Deputy Secretary-General Asha Rose Migiro witnessed first-hand the living conditions of displaced Haitians during a 3-day visit to the earthquake devastated country that concluded Tuesday.

13 Apr 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Head of AU mission visits North and West Darfur

As the Sudanese continued to cast their ballots in the first multi-party elections in over two decades, the head of the African Union Observer Mission in Sudan paid a one-day visit to North and West Darfur.

13 Apr 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UNAMID searching for four missing peacekeepers in Darfur

The joint UN-African Union mission in Darfur, Sudan (UNAMID) has expressed concern about the safety of four of its peacekeepers, who have been missing since Sunday.

13 Apr 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UNHCR appeals for $12.5 million for Haiti

The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) is appealing for $12.5 million to help people living outside the formal camps in Haiti and those who have fled to neigbouring Dominican Republic.

13 Apr 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Daily News 13 April 2010

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Haiti's children return to school

SFX: DSG at school PRESENTER: That’s UN Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro visiting with school children in Haiti on Tuesday. Students are returning to school three months after the deadly earthquake decimated the educational system. UNICEF is assisting the Haitian government with getting more than 700,000 children back into classrooms over the next two months. Dianne [...]

13 Apr 2010 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Sudan elections taking place for the first time in 24 years

The people of Sudan are in the middle of an historic election. The last time Sudan held multi-party elections was in 1986. Today and for the next few days, the Sudanese people are voting to elect a national president, and they are also being asked to cast a vote for a southern president, state governors [...]

13 Apr 2010 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

UN envoy says discipline in DRC army is likely to remain constant issue

Discipline is likely to remain a constant issue in the army of the Democratic Republic of the Congo as long as its structural problems are not resolved.

13 Apr 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

WHO trains health professionals in Somalia

Despite the ongoing violence in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, the World Health Organization has managed to train dozens of local health professionals on how to treat the war wounded and provide emergency health care to pregnant women.

13 Apr 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN agencies help avert worse disaster in Haiti by providing health care

The World Health Organization reports that three months after the earthquake in Haiti, along with its partners it has managed to vaccinate half a million people and has delivered medicines to treat more than 90,000 people and nearly a million insecticide-treated bed nets to prevent malaria.

13 Apr 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Secretary-General calls for peaceful resolution of Kyrgyzstan crisis

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for a peaceful resolution of the ongoing crisis in Kyrgyzstan.

13 Apr 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UNHCR protests Zambia's deportation of refugees

The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has protested the Zambian government's recent series of expulsions of refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

13 Apr 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Mine action centre condemns attacks on deminers in Afghanistan

A centre coordinating the detection and removal of landmines in Afghanistan on Monday condemned an attack on deminers in the country.

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

UNAMID head joins patrol to assess security in two IDP camps

The head of the Joint-United Nations African Union Mission in Darfur Ibrahim Gambari on Monday joined a patrol to assess security in two camps for internally displaced people in Darfur.

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

UN Daily News 12 April 2010

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Secretary-General is concerned about plight of Western Saharan refugees

United Nations Secretary-General Ban is expressing growing concern for the human rights dimension of the conflict over Western Sahara.

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

UN Crime Congress opens in Salvador, Brazil

As the 12th United Nations Crime Congress gets underway in Salvador, Brazil, UN Radio’s Diane Bailey found out from Dimitri Vlassis of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), that some old crimes are being manifested in new ways. VLASSIS: Well, let me use the example of environmental crime. You see diversification of environmental [...]

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

Summit tackles "real" threat of nuclear terrorism

Representatives from nearly 50 nations are meeting in Washington, DC, on Monday for a nuclear security summit hosted by US President Barack Obama. The UN Secretary-General is also attending as he views nuclear security as one of the greatest threats facing the world today. Dianne Penn has the story: NARRATOR: Ban Ki-moon is heading to [...]

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

Secretary-General calls participation in Sudan elections ‘encouraging'

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says it is encouraging that people in Sudan are standing in queues to exercise their right to vote.

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

Crime congress opens in Brazil

Criminal justice experts and policymakers are meeting in Salvador, Brazil to highlight the important role of criminal justice systems in development.

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

UN expert says lack of funding puts displaced people at risk in Yemen

The United Nations expert on displaced people has warned that people who have been forced by the recent conflict to flee their homes in Yemen are at risk, because of a lack of funds for humanitarian assistance.

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

UN mission provides logistical support to elections in Sudan

The joint United Nations African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) is providing logistical support to the general elections taking place in Sudan.

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

Ban Ki-moon to call on world leaders to advance the cause of a nuclear-free world

Ban Ki-moon says he will call on world leaders attending the nuclear security summit chaired by US President Barack Obama in Washington starting Monday, to come together to address nuclear terrorism, which he called one of the greatest threats we face today.

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

Secretary-General shocked at death of Polish President and others in plane crash

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed shock at the news of the plane crash in Smolensk, Russia which killed Polish President Lech Kaczynski, his wife and many other people, including senior officials.

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

Deputy Secretary-General assesses UN response in Haiti

UN Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro arrived in Port-au-Prince on Sunday to see the situation in the camps, to assess steps that have been taken and explore areas for further action.

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

WHO reviews handling of H1N1 Pandemic

The World Health Organization has began an independent review of its handling of the H1N1 influenza pandemic.

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

HINDI #17: Antar Rashtriya Patrika

PART I Coca-Cola partners with UN on clean water projects. 4’59” PART II Drip irrigation makes efficient use of scarce water resources. 4’20” PART III HIV/AIDS: A women’s issue. 2’59” Producer: Ambalika Misra Duration: 14’30″

9 Apr 2010 | Posted in Asian Voices | Read More »

HINDI #16: Antar Rashtriya Patrika

PART I WHO reports tuberculosis is now at record level. PART II UN special rapporteur concerned about abuses in Myanmar. PART III Women’s empowerment is key to gender equality in Timor- Leste. Producer: Ambalika Misra Duration: 15’00″

9 Apr 2010 | Posted in Asian Voices | Read More »

HINDI #15: Antar Rashtriya Patrika

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URDU #15: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama

1. UN works to curb arms flow to Central Africa 2. UNESCO helps Haiti repair its «cultural fabric Producer: Zafar Qureshi Duration: 14’30″  

9 Apr 2010 | Posted in Asian Voices | Read More »

UN Daily News 09 April 2010

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NGO uses media to raise awareness on social issues

Women: a weekly 14-minute news magazine that looks at issues affecting women around the world.

9 Apr 2010 | Posted in Women | Read More »

UN responds to crisis in Kyrgyzstan

The UN Secretary-General has been appealing for dialogue and calm to avoid further bloodshed in Kyrgyzstan, where street clashes between police and demonstrators have killed more than 60 people. Ban Ki-moon is also sending a special envoy to the country. Kyrgyzstan is one of the five nations comprising Central Asia, a region which the Secretary-General [...]

9 Apr 2010 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

International Donors’ Conference Towards a New Future for Haiti

Caribbean News Round-Up: a weekly 15-minute news magazine on developments at the United Nations concerning the Caribbean.

9 Apr 2010 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

INDONESIAN #14: FOKUS FOKUS KITA

PART I: Indian school for children with autism 5:37 PART II: HIV: A Woman’s Issue 3’34″ PART III: UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Agnes Chan creates music inspired by her work 3:22 Producer: Jeannette Sitorus Duration: 14’54″

9 Apr 2010 | Posted in Asian Voices | Read More »

Security Council members pay tribute to Anatoly Dobrynin

Members of the Security Council have paid tribute to a veteran Russian diplomat, Anatoly Dobrynin, who died on Thursday at the age of 91.

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

UN Daily News 08 April 2010

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IAEA welcomes new US-Russia nuclear treaty

The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is welcoming a new arms control treaty signed by the leaders of the US and Russia.

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

Experts consider impact of transitioning to green economy

More than 600 experts from 75 countries have gathered in Geneva on Thursday to discuss the social and environmental impacts of transitioning to a green economy.

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

Mine and cluster bomb survivors call for support

Landmine and cluster munition survivors worldwide still lack access to services that would fulfill their most basic human rights, say two organizations involved in this issue.

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

Secretary-General sends envoy to Kyrgyzstan

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is sending a special envoy to Kyrgyzstan following the violence that erupted in the last days.

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

UN Daily News 07 April 2010

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UN Daily News 06 April 2010

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UN Daily News 05 April 2010

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Secretary-General urges Turkmenistan to implement human rights recommendations

The UN Secretary-General has called on Turkmenistan's government to fulfill its obligations under international human rights law.

2 Apr 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Iraqi refugees contribute to success of Oscar-winning film

Two Iraqi refugees are sharing in the critical acclaim bestowed on the film 'The Hurt Locker.'

2 Apr 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Daily News 02 April 2010

News and features from United Nations Radio.

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Three UN agencies applaud India's Right to Education Act

UN agencies are welcoming India's Right to Education Act.

2 Apr 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Secretary-General calls for more research, support on World Autism Awareness Day

Friday, April 2 is World Autism Awareness Day, and the UN Secretary-General is calling for greater understanding of this complex disability.

2 Apr 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

International community pledges nearly $10 billion for Haiti

The international community came together in a big way for Haiti this week, pledging nearly 10 billion dollars for the country over more than three years to put the earthquake-ravaged country back on its feet. The 9.9 billion dollars ledged by some 50 donors, far exceeds the 3.8 billion dollars that was sought for reconstruction [...]

2 Apr 2010 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

Secretary-General meets with Turkmenistan President

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon continues his mission to the five countries of Central Asia.

2 Apr 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Ban Ki-moon calls on Guinea-Bissau leaders to respect rule of law

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is urging the military and political leadership in Guinea-Bissau to resolve their differences by peaceful means.

2 Apr 2010 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

INDONESIAN #13: FOKUS FOKUS KITA

2 Apr 2010 | Posted in Asian Voices | Read More »

Indian school for children with autism

Millions of children and adults with autism, a developmental disorder that may range from a mild learning disability to a severe impairment, suffer stigma. But one school in India is trying to change that and help autistic children and their parents. UN Radio’s Diane Bailey was in New Delhi and found out more: SFX sounds [...]

2 Apr 2010 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Agnes Chan creates music inspired by her work

Agnes Chan – a renowned Asian pop singer, doctor of education and television personality is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Japan. Since she took up this role in 1998, she has made more than a dozen trips to Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Dr. Chan recently returned from a week-long trip to northwest Somalia, [...]

2 Apr 2010 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Security Council congratulates Iraqi people for successful elections

The Security Council has congratulated the Iraqi people and government for holding successful elections.

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

Radovan Karadžic trial is to resume in April

The International Criminal Court for the former Yugoslavia announced on Thursday that the trial of Radovan Karadžic is scheduled to resume on April 13.

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

UN Daily News 01 April 2010

News and features from United Nations Radio.

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Rural women's group informs HIV-positive South Africans of their rights

Nearly 70 years ago, an elderly South African man dictated his will to his youngest child, informing her that she would equally share in the division of his property. That little girl grew up to become the mother of Sizane Ngubane, of the Rural Women’s Movement in KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa. Ms. Ngubane tells UN [...]

1 Apr 2010 | Posted in Women | Read More »

UNRWA launches a film contest on refugees for young filmmakers

To mark World Refugee Day on June 20, the United Nations Relief Works for Palestinian Refugees, UNRWA, is launching a short film contest for young filmmakers.

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

ICC prosecutor outlines plans for Kenya probe

There will be justice in Kenya, the Prosecutor for the International Criminal Court (ICC) told reporters in Geneva on Thursday.

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

Secretary-General on first visit to Central Asia

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is making his first visit to Central Asia.

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

UNESCO helps Haiti repair its "cultural fabric"

The deadly earthquake in Haiti has not only caused physical devastation. It also decimated cultural treasures-and those who created them. The UN Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization is helping the country to rebuild this “cultural fabric.” UNESCO has convened a meeting in Paris this Wednesday (March 24th) bringing together Haitian artists, intellectuals and educators to [...]

1 Apr 2010 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

UN expert urges better protection for migrants in Japan

Twenty years after it started receiving migrant workers, Japan has yet to devise an immigration policy that protects their rights.

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

Slowing the flow of arms to Central Africa

Africa is the arms smugglers favorite market and the continent suffers the greatest number of casualties as a result. The UN Security Council recently took up the question of small arms in one particular region in Africa – Central Africa – in order to lessen the secrecy surrounding this trade. Diane Bailey has more. DIANE: [...]

1 Apr 2010 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

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