On Human Rights Day, Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi praises human rights defenders in her country

Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi

Those who defend human rights must also be defended. That message comes from Aung San Suu Kyi, Nobel Peace Prize winner and among the most renowned pro-democracy and human rights activists of our time. The Myanmar opposition leader delivered a video message as part of a ceremony marking Human Rights Day at the UN offices in Geneva, Switzerland.

Property bubble grows in China as house prices increase by 100%

Beijing, China

Beijing, China

As the world continues to recover from recession, in China, the world’s second largest economy, people are asking whether an increase in real estate prices will create a property bubble. With China acting as a key engine of global growth, a bursting of any such bubble would be a pop heard round the world. Ashvin Ahuja, an economist with the International Monetary Fund, has made a study of property prices in China. Hyun-Sung asked him what was behind the increase in property prices.

Healing the wounds of conflict in Timor-Leste

Michael Lapsley

Michael Lapsley

Remembering negative and traumatic past experiences is often like touching a live nerve. In Timor-Leste almost everyone has a painful story to tell following decades of civil unrest and conflicts. The Institute for Healing of Memories is a South African organization created in 1998 to help people heal their memories. One of its most public figures, Michael Lapsley, has just left Timor-Leste where he directed healing sessions. Joyce de Pina with the UN Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste reports.

Producer:  Dianne Penn
Duration: 14’00″

Filed under UN Calling Asia.
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