Secretary-General chats live to millions on China's Sina WeiboListen /
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon chatted live with Sina Weibo followers while on a visit to China in July. Weibo is a China-based micro-blogging service similar to a cross between Twitter and Facebook. During his 45-minute conversation, Mr. Ban answered about 20 questions from Weibo users. According to preliminary statistics, the event attracted the attention of at least 20 million Internet users.
UNICEF supports building of earthquake-resistant schools in Pakistan
In October of 2005, a massive earthquake struck Pakistan, parts of India and Afghanistan. Registering 7.6 on the Richter scale, the quake killed an estimated 75 to 80 thousand people. UNICEF, the United Nations Children's Fund, has supported the building of earthquake-resistant schools in the earthquake-affected regions of Kyber Pakhtunkhwa and the Pakistan-administered Kashmir. Charles Appel reports.
ILO lifts restrictions on Myanmar
The International Labour Organization, ILO, is the only tripartite UN agency – that is, it counts on the equal participation and contributions of government, employer and worker representatives. Recently, the ILO made changes in its relationship with the Government of Myanmar. Following a vote during a recent International Labour Conference in Geneva, the ILO agreed to lift restrictions which excluded Myanmar from receiving ILO technical cooperation and assistance. Gerry Adams reports.
Presenter: Gerry Adams
Editor: Donn Bobb
Prod. Asst: Charles Appel