Turkish student stresses importance of global citizenship

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Secretary-General meeting with Sevgi Ceyda Sairoglu

Imagine that you are the Secretary-General of the United Nations. The 67th session of the UN General Assembly is about to begin and you are being called on to make the inaugural speech to hundreds of the world's leaders, a speech that will set the tone for the global agenda for the coming year – and perhaps even the coming decades!  What do you say? A young woman fromTurkey gave one of the three winning speeches and spoke to Derrick Mbatha about it.

Footballers united to end violence against women

UNDP's Heraldo Muñoz (left) and Bolivan president Evo Morales

At the beginning of the 67th session of the General Assembly, a team of top officials, staff members and ambassadors to the United Nations played in a friendly match of football, or soccer, in New York City against a Bolivian team headed by the country's President, Evo Morales, all in the name of ending violence against women. Alexandra King describes what happened next.

Global health movement yields health gains for moms, kids

Mothers with infants at the Maitama General Hospital in Abuja, Nigeria

In just two years, a global movement launched by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has helped garner attention and investment for women and children’s health.  ‘Every Woman, Every Child’ has raked in half of the US $20 billion pledged to save 16 million lives before 2015.  Joy Phumaphi, Executive Secretary for the African Leaders Malaria Alliance, is one of the independent experts responsible for assessing the progress made.  UN Radio’s Jocelyne Sambira, spoke with her about "Every Woman, Every Child".

Presenter: Gerry Adams
Editor: Donn Bobb
Duration: 10’00″

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