ESCAP kicks off International Year of Youth with lively roundtable discussion

IYY roundtable discussion

IYY roundtable discussion

On August 19th, 200 youth from the Asia-Pacific region gathered at the headquarters of ESCAP – the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok. The gathering featured a roundtable discussion where five youth representatives joined Heads of UN agencies and Government officials from across the region. The discussion focused on issues related to education, gender, environment, sexual and reproductive health and employment.


cancer facility

cancer facility

Vietnamese face Unique challenges in the fight against cancer

Cancer patients in developing countries often lack access to the technology to treat their illness. For this reason, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has established an advisory group which challenged radiotherapy equipment manufacturers to come up with affordable, safe solutions. The group recently held its inaugural meeting in Vienna and will convene again later this year. Louise Potterton talks to Dr. Thinh Dang Huy Quoc, a radiation oncologist in Viet Nam, about the challenges of providing cancer treatment there.

Producer: Gail Walker
Duration: 14’00″

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