Uzbek day care centres cater to needs of HIV positive families

Davron and Madina at daycare centre in Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan's children and adults living with HIV are finding solace in UNICEF-supported day care centres. Located in the country's worst affected areas, these centres double as a clinic where families can get medical care and counselling. It also shields them from discrimination and stigma experienced in the outside world because of their HIV status. Jocelyne Sambira reports.

More people migrate from developing to other developing countries

migrants waiting to board the ship

International migration is normally associated with people moving from developing countries to developed countries in search of jobs and better opportunities. But, a phenomenon that is increasing is the migration from developing to other developing countries, or what is called 'south-south migration.' According to the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, 34 per cent of international migrants have moved among developing countries. Derrick Mbatha caught up with Yvonne Lodico, Head of the New York Office of the UN Institute for Training and Research, to find out more about south-south migration.


Ameerah Haq (in blue sari) celebrates UN Day with UNMIT staff

Most people are struck by the advances Timor-Leste has made in the past 10 years, says Ameerah Haq

Ms. Haq is the Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Timor-Leste, a country which became the first new nation of the 21st century in May of 2002. For most of its young life, the country has had the assistance of a UN peacekeeping mission. But UNMIT, theUN Integrated Mission in Timor- Leste, is scheduled to draw down in 2012 as the country celebrates its 10th anniversary and conducts national elections. Ms. Haq told Gerry Adams the country is ready to stand on its own.

Presenter: Aditya Mehta
Duration: 10'00"

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