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UN Daily News 29 April 2011

News and features from United Nations Radio.

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Policy needs to reflect the reality of an aging population

With the world population getting older and people living longer, the world is going to be a less secure place. That’s according to Susan Yoshihara, the vice president of the US-based Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute. She also says there will be a global reordering of powers, where great countries fall and others rise. [...]

29 Apr 2011 | Posted in Women | Read More »

Actor Jeremy Renner's role in Afghanistan mine awareness campaign

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Afghanistan remains plagued by mines and explosive remnants of war as a result of decades of conflict. The UN Mine Action Service, along with the Mine Action Coordination Centre of Afghanistan, has been working in the country for 20 years to remove the deadly devices. Actor Jeremy Renner, who starred in the Academy Award winning [...]

29 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

UN rights chief wants investigations into reports of war crimes in Sri Lanka

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The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, has called for further investigations into the conduct of the final stages of the civil war in Sri Lanka. This comes after the UN Secretary-General’s Panel of Experts released its report on Sri Lanka. The report says that both Sri Lankan government forces and Tamil [...]

29 Apr 2011 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

Hundreds killed in anti-government protests in Syria

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The UN Human Rights council has condemned Syria for the use of what it calls "lethal violence" against its own people.

29 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Bombing in Marrakech condemned by UN chief

The bombing of a café in the Moroccan city of Marrakech which has killed over a dozen people and injured approximately 20 others has been condemned by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

29 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Daily News 28 April 2011

News and features from United Nations Radio.

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ILO seeks to prevent accidents in the workplace

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Preventive measures are the key to creating safe workplaces for people according to the head of the International Labour Organization.

28 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Network of African seed testing laboratories established

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A pan-African network of seed testing laboratories has been established by the African Union and the African Seed Network. The Forum for Africa Seed Testing (FAST) will initially be based in Nairobi and is supported by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Daniel Dickinson reports.

28 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Reducing road accidents, which kill more people than malaria

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Worldwide, traffic accidents kill over one million people each year. Stabilizing and then reducing global road deaths by the year 2020 is the aim of the United Nations 'Decade of Action for Road Safety’. Gerry Adams reports:

28 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Non-communicable diseases on increase in Kenya

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Non-communicable diseases such as cancer, diabetes and heart problems are on the increase in Kenya, according to the country's Minister of Medical Services, Professor Peter Anyang'nyong'o.

28 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Daily News 27 April 2011

News and features from United Nations Radio.

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Human Rights Council to discuss situation in Syria

United Nations Human Rights Council is to hold a special session on Syria.

27 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Daily News 26 April 2011

News and features from United Nations Radio.

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UN scales up relief assistance in Misrata as death toll reaches 300

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More humanitarian aid is reaching civilians trapped in the Libyan port city of Misrata, but the situation there remains desperate according to UN humanitarian agencies.

26 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

World Malaria Day 2011– Achieving Progress and Impact

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Malaria kills one child every 30 seconds, even though it is preventable and curable. Widespread in tropical regions, it is spread by infected mosquitoes. Combating malaria and other diseases is one of the eight Millennium Development Goals the international community agreed to reach by the year 2015. Patrick Maigua spoke about the progress being made [...]

25 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Security remains “top priority” in Côte d’Ivoire

Peace and security remain the top priorities facing the new government of Côte d’Ivoire, according to the United Nations mission in the country, UNOCI. Fighting broke out in the commercial capital of the West African country on Thursday, as forces loyal to the deposed former president, Laurent Gbagbo attacked the forces of President Alassane Outtara. [...]

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UN Daily News 22 April 2011

News and features from United Nations Radio.

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Philosophy shapes rebellion against injustice

Philosophy is often regarded as an intellectual exercise in abstract concepts about thinking. However, Rozena Maart, a South African writer and professor says that African philosophy goes beyond that. She says it is part of protests against injustices. Duration; 2’46″ Producer: Derrick Mbatha.

22 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Humanitarian situation “worsening” in Misrata, Libya

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The response to what’s being described as a “worsening” humanitarian situation in the Libyan port city, Misrata, is due to be stepped up.

22 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Ban calls on Russia to continue supporting UN

The United Nations Secretary General has called on Russia to continue supporting UN efforts to bring peace and security to trouble-spots across the world.

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Fighting in Abidjan condemned by UN

Fighting in the Yopougon and Abobo neighbourhoods of Abidjan in Côte d’Ivoire has been condemned by the United Nations mission in the country, UNOCI.

21 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN chief stresses need for nuclear security and disaster risk reduction

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Nuclear security and disaster risk reduction must be “watchwords” going forward, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in Kiev as he concluded his visit to Ukraine.

21 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Daily News 21 April 2011

News and features from United Nations Radio.

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Human activities risk destruction of life-sustaining nature

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There are potentially irreversible changes in the planet’s ability to sustain progress that has been made in economic development.

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Tourism as the leveller

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NARRATOR: Tourism has always been seen by the Government of Bermuda as the leveller.  So says Premier Pamela Cox.   She told the 12th Sustainable Tourism Conference, organized by the Caribbean Tourism Organization that determined efforts were needed to revive the hospitality sector on all fronts. These included airlift, increased public and private transportation infrastructure to [...]

21 Apr 2011 | Posted in Caribbean News, Today's Features | Read More »

Chernobyl accident close to Tennis star Maria Sharapova’s heart

Tennis champion and UN Development Programme Goodwill Ambassador, Maria Sharapova, says that the areas affected by the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear plant disaster in Ukraine have the potential to rebuild.

21 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Bold and decisive steps needed to resolve Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Bold steps are needed to resolve the decades-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict, according to the head of political affairs at the United Nations, Lynn Pascoe.

21 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Improve relationship with Mother Earth now as “time is running short”

NARRATOR: The world’s current economic growth model – characterized by extreme production and consumption, slashed forests, and polluted air and water supplies – was operating at nature’s expense and, while it was not too late to change course and improve our relationship with Mother Earth, “time is running short.” That’s what Deputy Secretary-General Asha- Rose [...]

21 Apr 2011 | Posted in Caribbean News, Today's Features | Read More »

More earthquakes are “unfortunately” expected in Haiti in the future

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NARRATOR: Fifteen months after the 12 January 2010 earthquake devastated Port-au-Prince, the top United Nations (UN) earthquake expert in Haiti briefed journalists in New York on best practices to reduce risks from future seismic events. Eric Calais, a geophysicist working with the UN Development Programme (UNDP) in Haiti explained that the island sits on the [...]

21 Apr 2011 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

Progress is made in fighting malaria

Progress has been made in fighting malaria in Sub-Saharan Africa where the number of people who have received nets to prevent mosquito bites has increased from 5 per cent in 2000 to 76 per cent today.

21 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Migrants in Libya fleeing to Misrata for evacuation

Over 3,100 Migrants have now been evacuated from the besieged Libyan port city of Misrata according to the International Organization for Migration. IOM says the number of migrants arriving in the city seeking evacuation was growing by the day. Patrick Maigua reports from Geneva.

21 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

“No Excuses Campaign” to fight domestic violence and abuse

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A new animated campaign to stop domestic violence and abuse was just launched at the United Nations. The cheeky public service announcements are the brainchild of Firdaus Kharas, the Chairman of Chocolate Moose Media and Culture Shift. Kharas, who has had a long association with the UN, tells Julie Walker about his No Excuses Campaign. [...]

21 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

IAEA teams assist Japan in monitoring radiation from Fukushima

Shortly after the earthquake and tsunami in Japan triggered the nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) dispatched teams of radiation monitoring experts to assist the Japanese authorities. The main purpose of these missions was to carry out environmental monitoring between 20-80 kilometres from the Fukushima accident [...]

21 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

South African Ambassador discusses Western Sahara

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The Security Council is discussing the renewal of mandate of the United Nations mission in Western Sahara known as MINURSO which is monitoring a ceasefire between Morocco and the Polisario Front which fought after Spain’s colonial rule of the territory ended in 1976. Thousands of Sahrawis are refugees in camps in Algeria and have not been [...]

21 Apr 2011 | Posted in From the Ambassador, Today's Features | Read More »

Replanting a Cambodian forest for peace and the environment

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In the 1990s, a Buddhist monk from Cambodia started re-planting Prey Koki forest, a forest that had been destroyed by US bombing during the Viet Nam war and then further destroyed by logging companies. The monk’s interest at first was to create a place to meditate. But as time went on, he realized that his [...]

21 Apr 2011 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

Concern over rape and sexual violence in Libya

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The UN’s Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict says women in Libya have been suffering at the hands of men, as fighting in the North African country continues. Margot Wallström calls it the latest in a long list of examples of sexual abuse endured by women in conflict situations around the world. Young, ambitious, [...]

21 Apr 2011 | Posted in Women | Read More »

Aid workers in Libya to remain unescorted by military

Even though it has not been easy getting aid into Libya, the UN’s Emergency Relief Coordinator says it is moving and there are no plans for military assistance at this point.

20 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN food and nuclear experts assess Japanese food for contamination

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Food and nuclear experts have been assessing whether foodstuffs grown in Fukushima and Ibaraki prefectures in Japan have been contaminated by radiation. It’s feared the fallout from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident caused by the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan could make food produced locally too dangerous to eat. Andrew Cannavan, is [...]

20 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Volatile situation in Abyei could endanger regional progress

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Abyei remains a flashpoint that has the potential to further escalate tensions between Sudan and South Sudan according to Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations.

20 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

More aid reaches besieged city of Misrata in Libya

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More aid is going to the besieged city of Misrata in Libya as fighting continues between forces loyal to Colonel Muammar Qadhafi and those who want to overthrow him.

20 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

IAEA teams assist Japan in monitoring radiation from Fukushima

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The International Atomic Energy Agency, the IAEA, is helping Japan monitor radiation outside the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

20 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UNICEF urges better protection of children in Middle East and North Africa

UNICEF is urging for the protection of children in North Africa and the Middle East, as more and more are being killed in the violence involving government crackdowns on protesters seeking change.

20 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Daily News 20 April 2011

News and features from United Nations Radio.

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Secretary-General at Chernobyl motivated to work for nuclear safety

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A visit to the site of the Chernobyl nuclear plant in Ukraine which exploded on 26 April 1986 has motivated United Nations Secretary-General to help make nuclear energy as safe as possible. Construction work is going at the site to cover what remains of the nuclear reactor involved in the disaster. United Nations Secretary-General, who [...]

20 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

UN celebrates Chinese Language Day

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The United Nations is celebrating Chinese Language Day as part of the Organization’s continuing efforts to highlight the historical and cultural significance of each of its six official languages.

20 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Elections in Nigeria declared free and fair by international observers

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International observers of the presidential election in Nigeria have declared it free and fair.

20 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

$5m pledged to UN Trust Fund to fight piracy

With piracy on the rise, nations are donating an additional $5 million to a UN fund for programs that fight the high seas crimes, which often involve Somalis who kill hostages.

20 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Kitchen gardens in Pakistan provide answer to high food prices

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World food prices are continuing to climb year on year driving more people into poverty that’s according to figures released by the World Bank. In Pakistan, the high prices have come at a particularly difficult time, following , catastrophic flooding last summer which caused enormous damage to major food producing areas. But now villagers in [...]

20 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Secretary-General “extremely moved” by Chernobyl visit

The Chernobyl nuclear disaster was one of the world’s worst and even now, 25 years after it happened, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he’s “extremely moved” to be there at the site in Ukraine.

20 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN hints at possible war crimes in besieged Libyan city of Misrata

Libyan government forces are deliberately targeting civilians and medical facilities in the besieged city of Misrata. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights says such acts may amount to crimes against humanity. Patrick Maigua reports from Geneva.

20 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Wounds begin to heal as Côte d’Ivoire attempts to recover

Now that the former president, Laurent Gbagbo, has been detained, life is beginning to return to normal in Côte d’Ivoire. The West African country was torn apart by conflict for months as Mr. Gbagbo illegally held onto power following the November election of the current president, Alassane Ouattara. Now Côte d’Ivoire is slowly showing signs [...]

20 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

UN Resident Coordinator praises Nigerian elections

International observers of the presidential election in Nigeria have declared the election free and fair, according to the Resident Coordinator of the United Nations in Nigeria, Daouda Toure. Riots broke out in the north of the West African country following the election of the incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan. He’s called for an end to the [...]

19 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Killing terrorists does not end terrorism says Islamic Conference Chief

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A conference on preventing and fighting terrorism is underway in Strasbourg, France.

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Youth unemployment in Arab world is a major cause of unrest

The international Labor Organization says the unrest in North Africa and the Middle East is a byproduct of high unemployment there, especially amongst the younger generation.

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Cultivation of Afghan opium down as price remains high

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The campaign to stop the growing of the opium poppy in Afghanistan is enjoying some success according to a report released by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The report published in the Afghan capital, Kabul, shows that a slight decrease in poppy cultivation can be expected in 2011, despite the current [...]

19 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

People continue fleeing Libya as fighting intensifies and aid reaches country

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Humanitarian agencies say the situation in Libya remains dire.

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Civilians in Libya face hardships and aid agencies try to help

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Civilians in conflict torn-Libya continue to face hardships, especially in the western part of the country where there is heavy fighting. Humanitarian agencies are doing all they can to provide assistance to the people in need, particularly in Misrata.  Derrick Mbatha reports. Duration: 2’34″ Fighting between forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Qadhafi and opposition [...]

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UN Daily News 19 April 2011

News and features from United Nations Radio.

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Same standards need to be applied in Western Sahara as rest of region

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South Africa is calling for a credible international mechanism to monitor human rights violations in Western Sahara.

19 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

HINDI #17: Antar Rashtriya Patrika

PART I New energy efficient building opened in Nairobi  3’22” PART II No action today means no cure tomorrow: WHO  3’27” PART III Russia marks 50 years of human space flight  2’49” PART IV Russian cosmonaut says humans will explore other planets 2’28” Narrated and Produced by Ambalika Misra Duration: 14’30″

19 Apr 2011 | Posted in Asian Voices | Read More »

HINDI #16: Antar Rashtriya Patrika

PART I New UNFPA executive director focuses on the improvement of young women’s health.     3’12” PART II 100 humanitarian workers die each year.     3’26” PART III WHO says no need for food ban in Japan.    2’54” PART IV Landmines continue to kill people.  2’55 Narrated and Produced by Ambalika Misra Duration: 15’00″

19 Apr 2011 | Posted in Asian Voices | Read More »

Ensuring peaceful uses of nuclear energy and maximum safety

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It was 25 years ago that a devastating nuclear accident happened in Chernobyl, now as the world deals with the radiation fallout from Japan, leaders and scientists ponder how to ensure maximum safety.

19 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

“Chilling effect” on right to freedom of expression in Algeria

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The people of Algeria should be guaranteed the right to freedom of expression and access to information as part of ongoing political reforms

19 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

WFP opens humanitarian corridor to western Libya

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Food to feed nearly 50,000 people, mainly women and children, for 30 days has been delivered to western Libya by the World Food Programme (WFP) following the opening of a humanitarian corridor.

19 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Linkin Park band helps in Haiti

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Dave Farrell, Linkin Park Bass Player (centre) The Grammy award-winning band Linkin Park is helping with UN efforts in Haiti. Bassist Dave Farrell took a trip to the Caribbean island nation recently, to see first hand the devastation left by the January 2010 earthquake. Rebuilding there has been slow and Farrell is encouraging people not to forget the country [...]

19 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Afghan opium cultivation expected to fall despite high prices

Opium cultivation in Afghanistan is expected to decline slightly this year despite the prevailing high prices of opium.

18 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Preparing Haiti for the next earthquake

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Reducing earthquake risk remains a major challenge for Haiti according to the UN Development Programme.

18 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

15 reports of sexual abuse by UN peacekeepers so far this year

Reports of sexual abuse within UN Peacekeeping Operations seem to be on the decline according to figures released by the UN’s Departments of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) and Field Support (DFS) on Monday.

18 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN mission concerned about use of force in Iraq

The UN mission in Iraq is in discussions with authorities there regarding the military operation at a camp housing Iranian exiles where at least 34 people died and dozens of others were injured.

18 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Former fighters from Darfur hand in weapons

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More than 1,000 former fighters from Sudan’s armed forces and Darfur’s rebel groups are handing in their weapons.

18 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Close to 1,000 stranded migrants rescued from Misrata in Libya

Nearly 1,000 migrants have been evacuated from the Libyan town of Misrata where heavy fighting continues between government forces and fighters seeking to overthrow Libyan leader Muammar Qadhafi. The group, which includes 650 migrants from Ghana, left the port city on Monday morning on a ship chartered by the International Organization for Migration (IOM). IOM [...]

18 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

UN study on the effects of Israeli policies in East Jerusalem

A UN study on the effects of Israeli policies in East Jerusalem finds that Palestinians living there are at risk of being pushed out. It also finds that East Jerusalem is at risk of being cut off from the rest of the Palestinian territories, including Gaza. Gerry Adams reports. Duration: 3’13″ 

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Palestinians in East Jerusalem at risk of being pushed out

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A UN report critical of Israeli policies in East Jerusalem says the country must allow Palestinians living there to exercise their rights.

18 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Unemployment fuels unrests in North Africa and Middle East

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Economic hardships that young people are facing in North Africa and the Middle East are among the factors behind the popular unrests in that region. That’s according to Mounir Rached, a former economist at the International Monetary Fund and Vice-president of the Lebanese Economic Association. Despite recent economic growth, unemployment and underemployment rates in North Africa [...]

18 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Libya and UN agree on humanitarian presence in Tripoli

Humanitarian agencies helping people affected by the conflict in Libya will now have a presence in the country’s capital, Tripoli. This follows an agreement reached by the Libyan government and the United Nations on Sunday. Derrick Mbatha reports. Duration: 2’35″ During a visit to Libya by the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy Abdel Ilah al [...]

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UN Daily News 18 April 2011

News and features from United Nations Radio.

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Flu virus sharing agreement paves way for affordable vaccines

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A major step has been taken in the fight against deadly strains of the flu.

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FAO to supply emergency seed kits to Côte d’Ivoire farmers

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Farmers are being given extra support in Côte d’Ivoire in an attempt to save the upcoming rice and maize planting.

18 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Nearly 1,000 more migrants stranded rescued from Misrata

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Close to 1,000 more people have been rescued from Misrata, while heavy fighting continues in the Libyan town.

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UN and Libya reach agreement on humanitarian presence in Tripoli

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The United Nations is setting up a humanitarian office in the Libyan capital of Tripoli.

18 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Finding a place to feed in Kyrgyzstan

The traditional lifestyle of nomadic shepherds in Kyrgyzstan is being threatened by climate change. Herders are hoping that through reviving ancient practices, their grassland will survive to support their way of life. Pat Duffy reports. Duration: 3’04″ Source: UN TV

16 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

New UNFPA executive director focuses on the improvement of young women’s health

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The empowerment of women has advanced significantly in the past 20 years, says the new Executive Director of the UN Population Fund, UNFPA. But more needs to be done. Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin became the fourth Executive Director of the Population Fund in January of this year and told UN Radio’s Gerry Adams he hopes to [...]

16 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Military operation at camp for Iranian exiles in Iraq condemned

A military operation in a camp for an Iranian exile group has been condemned by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay.

15 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Debilitating floods hit northern and central Namibia

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More than 62 people have drowned this year and some 37 thousand have been made homeless as a result of flooding in Namibia. The rains are the heaviest on record in the south-west African country. Gerry Adams reports. SFX: CHILDREN PLAYING Children at play at the Leo Shoopala Camp in Oshakati, one of the towns [...]

15 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Military escorts for humanitarian aid a "last resort" in Libya

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Humanitarian agencies helping people trapped by fighting in Libya say using military escorts to deliver aid in Libya is a "last resort".

15 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Aid ship reaches Misrata; evacuates migrants

Aid agencies are issuing a warning about the dire humanitarian situation in Libya and are calling for more funding to help people caught up in the ongoing civil conflict. On Friday, a ship carrying migrants was able to leave Misrata, one of the cities hardest hit by fighting between troops loyal to Muammar Qadhafi and [...]

15 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

UN Daily News 15 April 2011

News and features from United Nations Radio.

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Rugby World Cup tackles hunger

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New Zealand will play host to the 2011 Rugby World Cup starting in September. In honour of that occasion, the trophy that rugby playing nations will be competing for, the Webb Ellis Cup, came to the United Nations for a kick off ceremony with world leaders, players and officials. The International Rugby Board has also [...]

15 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

$257 million needed to help 7.3 million people in Afghanistan

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Funds are urgently needed to continue to provide food assistance to 7.3 million people in Afghanistan, according to the World Food Programme (WFP).

15 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Television personality celebrates her roots

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A concert was recently held at the United Nations to commemorate the victims of the Transatlantic slave trade. Cheryl Wills was one of the guests. She’s a news personality from a local New York television station, New York 1 News, and the author of a book entitled Die Free. The book chronicles her family’s roots [...]

15 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Syrian authorities condemned for "brutal crackdown"

The Syrian authorities have been condemned by a group of ten United Nations human rights experts for a "brutal crackdown" on pro-democracy activists.

15 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Refugees drown after call for assistance ignored in Gulf of Aden

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Sixteen people fleeing Somalia by boat have drowned after their calls for help were ignored by a foreign naval vessel in the Gulf of Aden.

15 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

WFP food warehouse looted in Abidjan

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Food supplies, including rice and cooking oil have been looted from a warehouse of the World Food Programme (WFP) in Abidjan, the commercial hub of Côte d'Ivoire.

15 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Two Croatian generals convicted of war crimes

Two Croatian generals have been convicted of war crimes committed by Croatian forces during the war against Serbs in 1995.

15 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN humanitarian response in Libya faces funding shortfall

A shortage of funding is threatening to stall humanitarian assistance to thousands of displaced people in Libya, according to the United Nations.

15 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Policy needs to reflect the reality of an aging population

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With the world population getting older and people living longer, the world is going to be a less secure place. That’s according to Susan Yoshihara, the vice president of the US-based Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute. She also says there will be a global reordering of powers, where great countries fall and others rise. [...]

14 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Calm returns to Abidjan in Côte d'Ivoire

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Calm is returning to Abidjan, the commercial hub of Côte d'Ivoire where water electricity and basic services have been restored in some parts of the city.

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World leaders want political solution to Libyan crisis

The international community has been meeting in Egypt, to discuss how to end the fighting in Libya and what’s next for the country. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling for an immediate ceasefire, while European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton says Libyan leader Muammar Qadhafi must step down. At the same time, NATO has [...]

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UN Daily News 14 April 2011

News and features from United Nations Radio.

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No amnesty for sexual violence in Libya or Côte d'Ivoire

The Security Council has been urged to ensure that perpetrators of sexual violence are not given amnesty in any ceasefire agreement for Libya or Côte d'Ivoire.

14 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Inclusive political process needed to resolve Libya crisis

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World leaders have been urged not to waiver in calling for a political process that will allow the Libyan people to choose their own future.

14 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Human security "vulnerable"

The dramatic events of recent weeks such as the earthquake and tsunami in Japan and conflicts in Northern Africa have underscored the vulnerability of developed and developing countries alike.

14 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

7,200 babies stillborn every day

The World Health Organization is calling on governments to acknowledge stillbirths as a public health problem.

14 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Security Council encourages Ouattara to form inclusive government

President Alassane Outtara of Côte d'Ivoire is being encouraged by members of the Security Council to form an inclusive and broad-based government.

13 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Cycle of impunity must end for Côte d'Ivoire to achieve reconciliation

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The cycle of impunity must end and perpetrators of human rights violations must be brought to justice, for peace and reconciliation to succeed in Côte d'Ivoire.

13 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

France wants "no impunity" for Gbagbo

France wants to make sure that Côte d’Ivoire’s Laurent Gbagbo is held accountable for any crimes he may have committed. Gbagbo finally surrendered on Monday, following his attempt to cling to power through deadly violence. The former leader lost in the presidential election in November, but had refused to hand over power to Alassane Ouattara. [...]

13 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

UN Daily News 13 April 2011

News and features from United Nations Radio.

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Twelve Sudanese aid workers released in Darfur

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Twelve Sudanese aid workers who were held hostage by a group within the Kalma camp for internally displaced people in South Darfur have been released.

13 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Singers Amadou & Mariam become WFP Ambassadors

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Internationally acclaimed musicians Amadou & Mariam from Mali have been appointed by the World Food Programme (WFP) to be Ambassadors against Hunger.

13 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

3.6 million Libyans may need help as fighting continues

Representatives from at least a dozen nations have been meeting in Doha, Qatar Wednesday to discuss the crisis in Libya. Speaking at the meeting of the International Contact Group on Libya, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said up to half the Libyan population, 3.6 million people, may eventually need humanitarian assistance. Meanwhile, as fighting continues, NATO [...]

13 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

People of Côte d'Ivoire "faced their own destiny": UN envoy

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The people of Côte d'Ivoire have been able to solve the political crisis which has troubled the West African country since disputed elections last November with only limited international support.

13 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

International community needs to speak with one voice on Libya

displaced woman with undernourished baby in Libya

The international community has been urged to speak with one voice on Libya as the government there continues to fight with pro-democracy rebels.

13 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

WHO says Japan food exports safe for consumption

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A number of governments around the world have begun to institute measures to limit the importation of food products from Japan fearing they might be contaminated with radiation.

13 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

African private sector development stalled by lack of power and red tape

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The development of the private sector in African countries is being held up by the unreliability of the power supply and too many regulations.

13 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

UN Daily News 12 April 2011

News and features from United Nations Radio.

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Experts named to investigate human rights violations in Côte d’Ivoire

Three legal experts who will investigate allegations of human rights abuses in Côte d'Ivoire have been named by the UN Human Rights Council.

12 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

500 killed in western Côte d’Ivoire

At least 530 people have been killed in western Côte d'Ivoire since the end of March, according to the United Nations.

12 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Côte d’Ivoire's Laurent Gbagbo in custody

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Côte d’Ivoire’s former president Laurent Gbagbo has surrendered to the forces of his democratically elected successor, Alassane Ouattara. The surrender at the Presidential palace in Abidjan, follows months of political stalemate and increasing violence between forces loyal to the two men. Julie Walker reports. Duration: 2’39″

11 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

UN Daily News 11 April 2011

News and features from United Nations Radio.

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Killing of peaceful protesters in Syria unacceptable: Ban Ki-moon

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The killing of peaceful demonstrators in Syria has been condemned by the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

11 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Rugby body praised for fighting hunger

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the International Rugby Board has been praised by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for its role in combating world hunger.

11 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Thousands of children at risk in Misrata, Libya

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Tens of thousands of children are at risk in the conflict-torn Libyan city of Misrata, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has warned.

11 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Messenger of Peace Midori reacts to Japanese earthquake anniversary

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A powerful tremor has struck Japan exactly one month after the earthquake and tsunami which devastated the north-east of the country. The number of people killed in the original disaster stands at around 13,000 with a similar number still missing. Japan is also dealing with the threat of nuclear contamination after reactors at a nuclear [...]

11 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

One billion people hungry

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An estimated one billion people will continue to go hungry unless action is taken to address price volatility and improve agricultural production.

11 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

The United Nations in Afghanistan remembers fallen colleagues

A memorial service was held in Afghanistan in early April in honour of the United Nations staff members who were killed when angry protestors attacked the UN office in the northern part of the country. They were protesting the burning of the Koran by an obscure US pastor. Radmilla Suleymanova reports. In a solemn ceremony [...]

11 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Promoting marriage and family

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The Holy Sea Mission to the UN, which represents Pope Benedict XVI and the catholic church hosted a panel discussion on “Secure human development: Marriage, family, community”. The event was a precursor to the upcoming 44th session on the UN Commission on Population and Development, which will debate fertility, reproductive health and development. Wendy Wright, [...]

11 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Raising awareness about Autism

Panel Discussion

Research suggests autism affects approximately 67 million people worldwide. Autistic spectrum disorder affects the brain’s development of social and communication skills, and generally appears during the first three years of life, mainly in boys. In 2007, the United Nations General Assembly declared April 2 World Autism Awareness Day. One of the people instrumental in that [...]

8 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Angelina Jolie visits refugee camp on Libyan-Tunsian border

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Women: a weekly news magazine that looks at issues affecting women around the world.

8 Apr 2011 | Posted in Women | Read More »

UN Daily News 08 April 2011

News and features from United Nations Radio.

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The United Nations in Afghanistan remembers fallen colleagues

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

8 Apr 2011 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

HINDI #15: Antar Rashtriya Patrika

PART I Gap widens between men and women in rural areas. 2’55” PART II Leprosy no longer public health threat in Timor-Leste. 2’31” PART III World Tuberculosis Day: Progress is slow towards universal access. 4’32” PART IV Women’s advancement faces uphill battle in Afghanistan. 2’49” Narrated and Produced by Ambalika Misra Duration: 15’01″

8 Apr 2011 | Posted in Asian Voices | Read More »

HINDI #14: Antar Rashtriya Patrika

PART I Violence escalates in Côte d’Ivoire making medical help difficult. 2’49” PART II Kiribati youth try to save their island nations. 3’29” PART III Top 30 medicines to save mothers and children launched by WHO. 3’31” PART IV CITES Convention protects species in Asia. 2’47” Narrated and Produced by Ambalika Misra. Duration: 14’29″ 

8 Apr 2011 | Posted in Asian Voices | Read More »

Haitians devastated by earthquake face eviction

UNICEF Haiti

There’s still about 680 thousand internally displaced people throughout Haiti as a result of the earthquake last year. Now, 15 months later, Haitians are seeing another type of displacement. Landlords that gave them temporary shelter, are now evicting those same Haitians that lost their homes in the January 2010 earthquake. UN Radio’s Patrick Maigua in [...]

8 Apr 2011 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

Tsunami warning exercise for Caribbean

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A tsunami drill was held in the Caribbean on March 23. The exercise was a way to ensure the region would be ready if disaster struck. 33 governments took part in what’s being called Caribe Wave 2011. While planning began before Japan’s 9.0 magnitude earthquake caused a tsunami , officials say that event only highlighted [...]

8 Apr 2011 | Posted in Caribbean News, Today's Features | Read More »

Consolidating progress in Haiti

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A high level Security Council meeting was held April 6th to discuss reconstruction in Haiti. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, whose country holds the council presidency for the month, chaired the meeting. Haiti’s reconstruction following the 2010 earthquake was the issue Colombia chose to highlight. Haiti has made gains in security, respect for basic freedoms and [...]

8 Apr 2011 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

UN Daily News 07 April 2011

News and features from United Nations Radio.

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Kenyas post-election violence suspects appear before the ICC

Three Kenyans accused of perpetrating post-election violence in 2008 have made their first appearance before the International Criminal Court at The Hague. Six top political and government officials have been summoned to appear before the ICC in connection with the violence. Patrick Maigua reports.

7 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Global food prices in marginal decline

Global Food prices eased during the month of March breaking an eight month surge, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization.

7 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Daily News 06 April 2011

News and features from United Nations Radio.

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UN Daily News 05 April 2011

News and features from United Nations Radio.

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Hundreds killed in Yemen anti-government protests

Over 100 people have been killed in Yemen over the past two months amid growing anti-government protests, according to the United Nations.

5 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN mission in Côte d’Ivoire “instructed” to defend itself

The United Nations mission in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) has launched an operation to defend itself from pro-Laurent Gbagbo forces in Abidjan.

4 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Côte d’Ivoire conflict affecting economic recovery in West Africa

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West Africa’s economic recovery is being threatened by the prolonged political crisis in Côte d’Ivoire according to the International Monetary Fund. Incumbent Laurent Gbagbo refuses to relinquish power to the internationally recognized President Alassane Ouattara. The economic impact of the crisis is being felt most keenly by the members of the West African Economic and [...]

4 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Fighting continues in Libya despite no-fly zone

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Despite efforts by coalition forces to implement a no-fly zone over Libya and protect civilians, fighting has continued between pro-Muammar Qadhafi forces and the opposition.

4 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Daily News 04 April 2011

News and features from United Nations Radio.

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Conflict in Pakistan forces families into border camps

Bahadur Khan and his family

Conflict in north-west Pakistan is forcing thousands of people to flee their homes. In the past few weeks, more than 4,000 families have been displaced as a result of fighting between Pakistani troops and militants. Many of those who are displaced end up in temporary camps along the countries border with Afghanistan. Duration: 2’24″

2 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Artists from the Caribbean perform in honour of remembrance of slavery

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NARRATOR: On March 25th, the General Assembly Hall resonated with music when a gala concert was held in commemoration of the victims of the Transatlantic Slave Trade. In this piece, produced by UN Radio’s Beng Poblete-Enriquez, you will hear excerpts of music from various Caribbean artists. April Sutton is the master of ceremonies. She became [...]

2 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Fighting in Côte d’Ivoire takes a new turn

The situation in Côte d’Ivoire has taken a new turn as Republican Forces loyal to Alassane Ouattara, the recognized winner of last year’s run-off presidential election, surrounded the palace of his rival Laurent Gbagbo. Mr. Gbagbo has refused to leave office and allow President Ouattara to take over. After diplomatic efforts to resolve the crisis [...]

2 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

UN diplomatic efforts continue to resolve Libya crisis

Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General

Diplomatic efforts by the top United Nations envoy for Libya to resolve the crisis there are continuing.

1 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Secretary-General condemns attack on UN mission in Afghanistan

Peacekeeping - UNAMA

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the “outrageous and cowardly” attack against the United Nations office in Mazar-i-Sharif in Afghanistan.

1 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

In a global observance, UN rallies support for people suffering from autism

People with autism need support early on in life. This appeal comes from United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, in his message on World Autism Day observed on 2 April.

1 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

World Autism Day: one father’s journey

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The fourth annual World Autism Awareness Day is April 2. Autistic spectrum disorder affects the brain’s normal development of social and communication skills. According to the U.S. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, one in every 110 people in America has autism and boys are more likely than girls to be diagnosed with it. Todd [...]

1 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Access to food inside Libya a concern

Access to food inside Libya is causing concern for the World Food Programme (WFP), especially in areas affected by the ongoing conflict between forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Qadhafi and opposition fighters.

1 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Fighting intensifies in Côte d’Ivoire

The on-going fighting in Côte d’Ivoire between pro-Ouattara and pro-Gbagbo forces has intensified over the last 24 hours. Alassane Ouattara, the recognized winner of the presidential election of November 2010 is now trying to oust his rival, Laurent Gbagbo, who refuses to give up the presidency. Gerry Adams reports. Duration: 2’22″

1 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

New Security Council President discusses Libya, Côte d’Ivoire & Haiti

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With deadly violence continuing in Côte d’Ivoire and Libya, the new UN Security Council President for the month of April says the 15 member body has a lot of work to do. Colombian Ambassador Nestor Osorio says the debate over arming the Libyan opposition is just one of the many issues they may have to [...]

1 Apr 2011 | Posted in From the Ambassador, Today's Features | Read More »

Timor-Leste police take over from UN force

Timor-Leste has begun a new chapter in the country’s history, as the national police force assumed primary responsibility for law and order at the end of March. This follows five years in which the United Nations peacekeeping mission was in charge of policing the small South-East Asian country. Joyce De Pina spoke with the UN [...]

1 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Austria urged not to detain migrant children

Members of the Austrian Parliament are being urged by the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) to give priority to the best interests of children as they debate changes to the Austrian Asylum Act.

1 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Deadly flooding in Namibia causes state of emergency

Namibia declares a national state of emergency following deadly floods in the northern parts of the country. At least 62 people have died since January. Julie Walker reports.

1 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

New energy efficient building opened in Nairobi

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The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has officially opened a major new office space at the UN in Nairobi, Kenya. The new building will house the headquarters of the UN Environment Programme UNEP and the UN Human Settlements Programme. It is one of the greenest buildings in sub-Saharan Africa. Bryan Coll reports. Six thousand square metres [...]

1 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

URDU #13: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama

1.UN on Cote d’Ivoire 2.Evacuation of Libyan migrants resumes 3.Radiation outside Japan not a threat : WHO 4.UN rights council appoints investigator for Iran Duration: 14’00″

1 Apr 2011 | Posted in Asian Voices | Read More »

URDU #12: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama

1.Reaction of UN officials on the situation in Libya, Yemen & Bahrain 2.WHO assesses radiation health effects 3.Insecurity hampers distribution of relief aid in Cote d’Ivoire Duration: 15’00″

1 Apr 2011 | Posted in Asian Voices | Read More »

URDU #11: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama

1.UN officials urge opposing sides in Libya to protect civilians 2.International Women’s Day celebrates 100th Anniversary Duration: 15’00″

1 Apr 2011 | Posted in Asian Voices | Read More »

URDU #10: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama

1.Libya situation : Migrants prevented from fleeing Libya 2.International Crisis Group says war in Cote d’Ivoire can be avoided 3.International Criminal Court decides to probe Libya Duration: 15’00″

1 Apr 2011 | Posted in Asian Voices | Read More »

URDU #09: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama

1.Human Rights Council condemns Libya 2.Migrants fleeing Libya 3.Security in Afghanistan at lowest point since fall of Taliban : UN official Duration: 15’00″

1 Apr 2011 | Posted in Asian Voices | Read More »

URDU #08: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama

1.Violence against peacefull demonstrators must stop : Ban Ki-moon 2.Bold Reform, not repression needed in North Africa says Ban 3.UN offers human rights assistance to Egypt Duration: 15’00″

1 Apr 2011 | Posted in Asian Voices | Read More »

URDU #07: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama

1.Economic crisis in Gaza worsens : UNRWA 2.Health advocates call for removal of taxes on malaria products 3.Security Council debates links between peace, security and development Duration: 15’00″

1 Apr 2011 | Posted in Asian Voices | Read More »

URDU #06: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama

1.UN Secretary-General calls for swift changes in Egypt 2.Protecting children affected by armed conflict in Afghanistan Narrated and Produced by Zafar Qureshi Duration: 15’00″

1 Apr 2011 | Posted in Asian Voices | Read More »

Arming Libyan opposition is up to Security Council

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While countries debate whether or not to arm the Libyan opposition, the new Security Council President for the month of April says it’s up to the 15 member body.

1 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN staff killed in Afghanistan attack

The United Nations mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) was attacked in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif on Friday leaving at least eight people dead.

1 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Over 75,000 migrants in Libya need urgent assistance

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Over 75,000 migrants who have fled the violence in Libya need assistance to be evacuated, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

1 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

African artists perform in honour of remembrance of slavery

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On March 25th, the General Assembly Hall echoed with music when a gala concert was held in commemoration of the victims of the Transatlantic Slave Trade. In this piece, produced by UN Radio’s Beng Poblete-Enriquez, you will hear excerpts of music from various African artists. April Sutton, the youngest Inductee to the Broadcasters Hall of [...]

1 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

More detailed study of slave trade encouraged during Remembrance Day

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NARRATOR: Why should the slave trade matter to us? What is taught in the classroom about the slave trade? These and other questions were addressed by Dr. Alvin Thompson during weeklong activities marking the International Day of Remembrance of Victim of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, March 21-25. Dr. Thompson is an author and [...]

1 Apr 2011 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

Artists from the Caribbean perform in honour of remembrance of slavery

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On March 25th, the General Assembly Hall resonated with music when a gala concert was held in commemoration of the victims of the Transatlantic Slave Trade. In this piece, produced by UN Radio’s Beng Poblete-Enriquez, you will hear excerpts of music from various Caribbean artists. April Sutton is the master of ceremonies. She became the [...]

1 Apr 2011 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

Urgent action needed to build a sustainable future: Barbados

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Barbados has called for urgent action at all levels to implement agreed goals to combat climate change, population growth, poverty and environmental stress – and build a resilient, sustainable future. Speaking on behalf of the Caribbean Community -CARICOM, Counsellor at the Barbados Mission to the United Nations Selwin Hart said the region shared a sense [...]

1 Apr 2011 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

UN warns of escalating human rights violations in Côte d’Ivoire

As fighting rages on in Côte d'Ivoire, the United Nations says the troops loyal to the warring parties are committing serious human rights violations on a daily basis.

1 Apr 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

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