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Health remains concern with over two million malaria cases in Niger: UN

cholera

The health of people in Niger remains a major concern with the spread of a cholera epidemic and over two million cases of malaria reported since the beginning of the year, according to the United Nations humanitarian chief.

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Most countries practice torture: UN expert

Torture is practiced in most countries of the world, according to the United Nations independent expert on torture, Manfred Nowak.

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United States is urged to lift embargo on Cuba

GA Hall

An overwhelming number of Member States of the United Nations have called on the United States to end its long-lasting economic, commercial and financial embargo against Cuba.

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Commemorating 10 years of Resolution on Women, Peace and Security

It has been 10 years since the UN Security Council adopted a landmark resolution on women and peace and security. Resolution 1325 highlighted the impact of conflict on women and girls, but also called for their full participation in the peace process. At a meeting in New York, Christiana Harmon spoke about her experiences as [...]

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Africa to launch polio vaccination campaign to reach 72 million children

polio vaccination

A mass immunization campaign has been launched in Africa to prevent the spread of polio. Fifteen countries across the continent will participate in the campaign which is designed to reach 72 million children who are at highest risk of polio transmission. Melissa Corkum works with the UN children’s agency (UNICEF) in east and southern Africa. [...]

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Women playing increasingly important role in peacemaking

woman peacekeeper

Women are playing an increasingly important role in peacemaking efforts, according to Michelle Bachelet, the head of the newly established entity UN Women.

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Grenades in Burundi go for the price of a beer

Shooting Poverty

Burundi may be one of the poorest countries in the world, but there is one thing that remains affordable to almost everyone: the grenade. In this post-conflict country in East Africa, barely a week goes by without a grenade attack. The availability of weapons in Burundi is captured in a documentary called Bang for a [...]

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Secretary-General urges Thailand to send female police officers to Darfur

Thai peacekeeper

Speaking during his visit to Thailand, the Secretary-General commended the south-east Asian country for its leadership role in providing peacekeepers.

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Myanmar leadership is urged to depart from "business as usual"

Ban Ki-moon with Abhisit Vejjajiva (left)

The leadership of Myanmar has been urged by the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to demonstrate in concrete actions that the democratization process in the country is credible.

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Polio immunization campaign targets 72 million children in Africa

polio vaccination

A campaign to vaccinate 72 million children under five years of age in 15 African countries is set to take place this week.

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Sixty thousand people flee homes in Somalia as fighting intensifies

Somali woman

An estimated 60,000 Somali people have been forced to flee their homes over the past week following fierce fighting in the north-western town of Beled Hawo, according to the United Nations refugee agency UNHCR.

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Fears of cholera spreading to Haiti's capital

cholera in Haiti

There are fears that the cholera outbreak in Haiti could spread to the country's densely-populated capital Port au Prince, according to the World Health Organisation or WHO.

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INDONESIAN #40: FOKUS FOKUS KITA

Included in this week’s programme, an interview with Country Director UNDP for Indonesia It focuses on UNDP efforts to help reduce poverty in Papua. (duration: 7’03″)

26 Oct 2010 | Posted in Asian Voices | Read More »

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