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. [...]
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.
The process of transition to greater Afghan responsibility and ownership in both security and civilian areas in Afghanistan will be long and challenging.
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, [...]
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Children in the Gaza Strip have broken the world record for dribbling basketballs, according to the UN agency assisting Palestinian refugees-UNRWA.
Health services in Mogadishu are overburdened as a result of the displacement of people in Somalia, that according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
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.