The impact of HIVAIDS on the women of Nepal

Nepal farmers

Nepal farmers

In Nepal, two million people migrate out of the country annually in search of work. But when they return home each year from neighbouring India for the planting season, they’re seeing not only rice and wheat, but also the deadly HIV/AIDS virus.

Timor-Leste set to achieve the internationally agreed- upon anti-poverty targets (MDGs)

José Ramos-Horta

José Ramos-Horta

The complete eradication of poverty should be an objective for “any decent leader and human being.” That’s according to Timor-Leste’s President, José Ramos-Horta. He was speaking to the United Nations prior to his departure for New York for this week’s summit of world leaders on the Millennium Development Goals, or MDGs. UN Radio’s Dianne Penn reports.

The Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict talks about the difficulties of protecting children in violent circumstances

child soldiers

child soldiers

It is estimated that there are tens of thousands of child soldiers in the world today. Addressing the UN Human Rights Council in mid-September, the United Nations Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Radhika Coomaraswamy told the Council that in 2009, there were some important positive developments with regard to children and armed conflict around the world.

Producer: Gerry Adams
Duration: 14’00″

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