The UN continues to work to reach survivors of Pakistan floods

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Pakistasn floods

Catastrophic floods have displaced millions in Pakistan, more than a month after annual monsoon rains triggered the worst flooding in Pakistan’s history. Despite the efforts of international aid agencies to help, many Pakistanis have been forced to come up with creative ways to fend for themselves.

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UN Holds Conference to Urge Progress on Achieving the MDGs

More than 1800 delegates from 70 countries met in Australia for the joint conference of the United Nations Department of Public Information and non-governmental organization. The focus of the 63rd annual conference was global health in relation to the Millennium Development Goals, with the aim of attracting greater participation of civil society from the Asia-Pacific region.

Kiribati: Protecting the Children

Kiribati

Kiribati

In many parts of the world, corporal punishment remains an acceptable way to discipline children. In Kiribati, one of the least developed Pacific island nations, children are often hit when they misbehave. Sometimes, especially when alcohol is involved it can turn into child abuse. Here, we share the story of one young orphan.

Producer: Gail Walker
Duration: 14’00″

Filed under UN Calling Asia.
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