UN welcomes China's decision to end travel restrictions

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flag of China

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 containing the disease. UN Radio’s LiLing Huang found out more about this from Susan Timberlake, Senior Human Rights and Law Adviser at UNAIDS.

Indigenous artist shares the ideas behind her work

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indigenous peoples

At the Ninth session of the UN Indigenous Forum taking place in New York for two weeks in April, indigenous people from around the world are exchanging views, best practices, and showcasing their cultures. At the opening of an exhibition celebrating indigenous art and culture, a Samoan indigenous artist performed performed an extract from her theatre show Breaking the Surface. Susana Lei’ataua is from New Zealand, of Samoan, English, Scottish and Irish descent.

A tour of UNICEF House in Tokyo

replica schoolroom at UNICEF House in Japan

replica schoolroom at UNICEF House in Japan

At UNICEF House in the Minato ward of Tokyo, the Japan Committee for UNICEF hosts a permanent exhibit for visitors to learn about UNICEF’s work in developing countries. About 30,000 people each year – most of them Japanese schoolchildren — can see, touch and learn about the materials and support that UNICEF delivers to developing countries.

Producer: Bissera Kostova
Duration: 14’00″

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