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UN Under-Secretary-General Kiyo Akasaki delivered a message on behalf of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon noting that it is vital for the parties to refrain from provocations and seize the opportunity to move forward with direct negotiations. UN Radio’s Donn Bobb spoke with Mr. Akasaki by phone and asked him what message he took at the meeting. [...]
Feature No. 1: After decades of war, the economic situation in Vietnam’s is finally thriving, but a new and insidious enemy is hitting this Southeast Asian country, with deadly force. And its greatest victims are women. This new enemy is – global warming. Feature No 2: Around the world, urbanization is happening at an ever-increasing [...]
Feature No. 1: It’s been two years since Cyclone Nargis slammed into the Irrawaddy Delta region of Myanmar, killing 140,000 people. While the international community responded generously at the time, today the recovery effort is being threatened by a funding shortfall. The main challenge for recovery effort in the Delta is limited funding, making the [...]
Overcrowded prisons are breeding grounds for AIDS.
Four United Nations agencies and the Red Cross have warned that a major food crisis in West Africa’s Sahel region is threatening the lives of some ten million people, including hundreds of thousands of children.
A United Nations panel of experts dealing with mercenaries is pushing for stronger regulation of private military and security companies.
1.United Nations observes Nelsom Mandela International Day Narrated and Produced by Zafar Qureshi Duration: 15 minutes
The process of transition to greater Afghan responsibility and ownership in both security and civilian areas in Afghanistan will be long and challenging.
PART I Charles Taylor, former President of Liberia, is held accountable for crimes in Sierra Leone. 4’49” PART II Campaign to combat maternal mortality launched. 4’40” PART III Protecting children in the justice system. 3’15” Narrated and Produced by Ambalika Misra Duration: 14’30″
PART I Safe chemical management debated at the Commission on Sustainable Development. 4’00” PART II UNICEF and WHO release new children’s medicine guide. 3’14” PART III Combating piracy off the coast of Somalia and elsewhere. 4’45” Narrated and Produced by Ambalika Misra Duration: 14’30″
PART I Sexual abuse and exploitation by the UN peacekeepers: an end in sight? 4’56” PART II Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security: 10 years on. 4’21” PART III Bangkok based UNDP’s regional initiative on indigenous people’s rights and development. 3’28” Narrated and Produced by Ambalika Misra Duration: 15 minutes
The Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Advocacy Group, “a collection of superheroes in defeating poverty” as described by the UN Secretary-General, was recently set up to help spur action towards achieving the global anti-poverty goals known as MDGs. Jocelyne Sambira reports. Dr. Akin Adesina, Vice-President of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, and member of [...]
Conflict between humans and wild animals has existed since the beginning of time. But the Food and Agriculture Organization reports that it is increasing, particularly in Africa. FAO has released a toolkit on how to deal with marauding baboons, raiding elephants and other four-footed fiends. UN Radio’s Derrick Mbatha spoke on the line to Harare, [...]
News and features from United Nations Radio.
Children in the Gaza Strip have broken the world record for dribbling basketballs, according to the UN agency assisting Palestinian refugees-UNRWA.
Despite international commitments, HIV-positive women are largely missing from decision-making in response to HIV and AIDS. That’s the finding of a new report from the UN Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) and the ATHENA Network. Korabi Boruah, Gender & HIV programme specialist for UNIFEM in South East Asia, talks to UN Radio’s May Yaacoub about [...]
Health services in Mogadishu are overburdened as a result of the displacement of people in Somalia, that according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
Fifteen years since Barbados meeting on Small Island Developing States, the islands are now well prepared to take the lead in renewable energy. The view was expressed by Vasantha Chase, Director Chase Consulting during a meeting of the UN Economic and Social Council on “energy security and energy options for small island developing states”-SIDS. Producer: [...]
During a panel discussion on “Opportunities for small island developing States, Mr. Clayton pointed to a case study in Jamaica, which had been the world’s largest sugar producer from the 1600s to the 1800s, but had seen its share of world production dwindle to 0.1 per cent. He said Jamaica had become uncompetitive in part [...]
The work of the Economic and Social Council in the area of decolonization is directly relevant to the 16 non-self governing territories. Word of this comes from St. Lucia’s representative Ambassador Donatus St. Aimee who is the Chairman of the Committee charged with moving territories from under the yolk of colonialism into independence. St.Aime’s comments [...]
The situation in Yemen remains volatile despite a ceasefire and the new peace agreement between the government and Al-Houti forces to end violence and seek political dialogue.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is a alarmed by the deterioration in the treatment of uprooted Somali civilians both inside Somalia and in neighbouring countries. This follows recent terrorist attacks claimed by Somali insurgents. Yvette Morris reports from Geneva.