Jim Yong Kim takes over World Bank presidency

Jim Yong Kim, World Bank president

American physician Jim Yong Kim, a long-time advocate for decent health care for poor people, has been appointed president of the World Bank Group effective this month.   Kim was born in Seoul, Korea, and previously served as President of Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, USA. Jim Yong Kim said he is both honoured and humbled to be at the helm of the World Bank.

Preserving wildlife and saving elephants in India

boy riding an elephant

Elephants are revered in Indian culture. But a group of elephants in the town of Assam in north India are causing trouble by destroying crops and even houses.

Can elephants and humans co-exist? And what can be done to help these creatures stay in their natural habitat? Mahbub Ahmad narrates this feature prepared by Mary Ferreira of UN Television.

Bangladesh promotes alternative energy with help from the ILO 


Rural areas in Bangladesh are "going green" with help from the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the government of Australia.

The government is encouraging villages to use low-cost solar power as an alternative energy source. And people are also being trained in how to install the panels, thus creating jobs that support the green economy.

We hear more in this feature adapted from the ILO.

Presenter: Dianne Penn
Production Assistant: Beng Poblete-Enriquez
Duration: 10'00"

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