Security Council hears concerns of Ivorian refugees in Liberia

Listen /

Guiro-Armel with niece

• The Security Council has wrapped up its mission to West Africa. Earlier in the week the delegation visited a camp for Ivorian refugees who fled to Liberia following the disputed 2010 presidential runoff election in their country. More than 7,000 refugees live at the camp near the border with Côte d'Ivoire.

ILO reports rise in youth unemployment

Youth seeking work in Africa

• The number of unemployed young people worldwide will reach nearly 75 million this year, according to the latest report of the International Labour Organization (ILO).This figure is four million higher than in 2007, and ILO projects the numbers will not decrease until 2016. Africa is not immune to the problem of youth unemployment.

Carbon stored in soil is measured in Tanzania

Farmer in Tanzania

• The cutting down of trees, or deforestation, releases carbon from the soil which, in turn, increases the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. These gases are blamed for global warming which contributes to climate change. In Tanzania, a national forestry assessment project known as NAFORMA has been launched with the assistance of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Producer/Presenter: Derrick Mbatha
Editor: Dianne Penn
Production Assistant:Sandra Guy
Studio Engineer: Rosie Starr
Duration: 10'00"

Filed under UN and Africa.
UN Radio Daily News Programme
UN Radio Daily News Programme
Updated at 1800 GMT, Monday to Friday
Loading the player ...



June 2016
« May