Korean pop star PSY brings 'Gangnam Style' to the UN

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon meets with singer Psy

In his message for UN Day, observed on 24 October, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stated that the United Nations is not just a meeting place for diplomats.  Mr. Ban proved this when he welcomed South Korean pop star PSY to the United Nations. He said the singer, who has become world famous due to his song 'Gangnam Style,' could be a global force for peace.

'No women, no peace,' says award-winning activist from Nepal

Radha Paudel

Four women peace activists from across the region this month received the N-PEACE Award by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and Search for Common Ground.  One of the winners is Radha Paudel, a grassroots activist from Nepal who was honoured for her advocacy on behalf of poor and marginalized communities.  Paudel established the NGO Action Works Nepal following the Maoist insurgency in the mid-1990s. She says for post-conflict societies, there can be no peace without women's participation.

Kyrgyzstan villagers fight land degradation by reviving beekeeping tradition

Beekeeping in Kyrgyzstan

Amid widespread poverty, farmers in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan in Central Asia are struggling to protect the land on which they depend for their livelihoods.  Overgrazing by cattle has increased the risk of landslides, but a UN-backed project to revive beekeeping is helping villagers to preserve the environment while earning an income.

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

 

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