Kazakhstan advocates for nuclear disarmament

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The Semipalatinsk nuclear test site in Kazakhstan continues to recover from the destruction caused by nuclear tests during the era of the Soviet Union.

Over 400 nuclear weapons tests were conducted on the site which resulted in the release of radio-active material in the atmosphere.

Twenty years ago, Kazakhstan closed the site and is at the forefront of the global campaign to ban nuclear tests and weapons.

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Reducing HIV risks for migrants workers in Asia

Migration and mobility are not in themselves factors for HIV transmission but the precarious working and living conditions of workers may expose them to the risk, according to the International Labour Organization, ILO.

The long separation from their families, stigma and discrimination, are also factors that increase migrant workers' vulnerability to HIV.

Two particularly vulnerable groups are migrant health and domestic workers.

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Mutant strain of bird flu resurfaces

A mutant strain of the deadly bird flu virus has resurfaced in Asia, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

FAO says that it's too early to know if the new strain, also known as H5N1 2.3.2.1, is more virulent.

The advance of the virus is associated with wild bird migrations.

Producer: Jocelyne Sambira

Duration: 10’00″

Filed under UN Calling Asia.
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