Secretary-General calls on young Indians to take their place in a changing worldListen /
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is in India, a country which he said is at a "pivotal point" in its history. In an address at Jamia Millia Islamia University in New Delhi, where he received an honourary doctorate, Mr. Ban said the country is facing the "classic dilemma" of middle-income nations. On the one hand, he said, India is a rising global power. But it also faces many challenges as a developing nation. He called on young people to take their place in the country and in the world.
WHO calls for united effort to fight deadly malaria in south-east Asia
More than one billion people in south-east Asia are at risk of malaria and the World Health Organization (WHO) says the disease can only be controlled if all sectors of society are involved. WHO says with an estimated 28 million cases last year resulting in 38,000 deaths, malaria remains a significant public health problem in the region. Julie Walker spoke with Dr Leonard Ortega, Regional Advisor for Malaria for WHO's South-East Asia Region.
UN refugee agency assists people fleeing violence in Pakistan
At the Jalozai camp on the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) is racing to register people fleeing fighting between government forces and militants. More than 200,000 people, all from Khyber Agency in northwest Pakistan, have arrived there since January. Abdur Rehman and his family are among the displaced people, who have been streaming into the area at the rate of 1,000 a day.
Women coconut farmers in India fight for recognition and support
The coconut is one of the easiest crops to grow requiring minimal care to thrive, but many rural women farmers are shut out of this lucrative business. Dr. Sarala Gopalan, who works with women coconut farmers in Southern India says these women need to be recognized, so that they can access valuable resources including technology that makes the job easier.Dr. Gopalan talks to UN Radio's Chuck Appel about her hopes for an attitudinal change in society to include women as coconut farmers.
Presenter: Dianne Penn Assistant Producer: Charles Appel