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. Yoshihara was at the United Nations for a weeklong debate on fertility, reproductive health and development. That was the topic for the 44th session of the Commission on Population and Development. Julie Walker sat down with Yoshihara at UN Radio studios in New York.

Immaculée IlibagizaA Story of Survival and Forgiveness in Rwanda

The Rwandan genocide of 1994 led to the death of 800,000 Rwandans. People from the country’s two main ethnic groups, the Tutsis and Hutus were murdered by Hutu extremists. Immaculée Ilibagiza, one of the survivors was at the United Nations recently for an annual commemoration of the genocide. Now a successful author and an acclaimed speaker, Ilibagiza also created a foundation to help Rwandan orphans. In this piece produced by UN Radio’s Beng Poblete-Enriquez, Ilibagiza shares her story and her journey on the path of reconciliation. The background music was performed by Somi at the event. She’s a Rwandan-American jazz musician based in New York City.

Tracking resources for women’s and children’s health

How are resources targeted for women’s and children’s health actually being spent? Are they achieving their intended results? The World Health Organization, WHO, has established a commission to find the answers. The new body will help countries monitor where resources go, how they are spent and how to improve data collection. WHO’s Veronica Riemer has more about the new commission.

Duration: 10’00″

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