UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Roger Moore (also known as James Bond) visits children in Kazakhstan

UN Calling Asia - a weekly magazine programme, in English, that keeps you in touch with UN developments covering Asia and the Pacific.

Sir Roger Moore

Young people in the central Asian country Kazakhstan want more information on sexual education and HIV/AIDS, according to Sir Roger Moore, a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF, who has just returned from that country. Sir Roger, best known for his portrayal of James Bond in the highly successful 007 movie series, has also been a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for nearly 20 years. He has travelled the world in support of children’s rights. He spoke to me about the young people of Kazakhstan.

The International Fund for Agricultural Development, IFAD, assesses rural poverty

IFAD Rural Poverty Report 2011

The Rural Poverty Report 2011 looks at rural poverty, its global consequences and the prospects for eradicating it. Dr. Ganesh Thapa, a senior economist at the International Fund for Agricultural Development, IFAD, told me about rural poverty in the Asia-Pacific Region.

The human rights situation in the DPRK

Marzuki Darusman

This past October, Marzuki Darusman, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the DPRK, made a request to visit the country to assess its human rights situation. That request was denied. Remaining in the region, Mr. Darusman instead made official visits to the Republic of Korea and Japan. Upon his return, UN Radio’s Dianne Penn asked him about the situation of human rights in the DPRK.

Producer: Gerry Adams
Duration: 14’00″ 

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