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N-Peace Award recognizes efforts of women in conflict

Afghanistan

Farkhunda Zahra Naderi, a parliamentarian from Afghanistan, has been an advocate for educating and empowering women in her country. This year she was among the winners of the N-Peace Award which recognize women leaders and peace-builders across the Asia-Pacific region. Gerry Adams recently spoke to Ms. Naderi to learn more about the situation of women [...]

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UN Radio News 2 November 2012

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UN Radio News 1 November 2012

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Strengthening Asia-Pacific cooperation in combating natural disasters

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  The destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy in the Caribbean and the eastern United States has made news across the globe. As the head of the UN office for the region (ESCAP) recently observed, Asia-Pacific certainly is not immune to natural disasters. In launching the 2012 Asia-Pacific Disaster Report, Dr. Noeleen Heyzer said floods, earthquakes, [...]

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Over 2 billion people are at risk of Malaria in the Asia Pacific Region

malaria prevention and control

Malaria, a disease often associated with Africa, is also a major threat to public health in the Asia Pacific region where over 2.2 billion people are at risk, according to the UN funded Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership. India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Myanmar and Papua New Guinea bear the largest burden of the disease in the [...]

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UNICEF:Syrian hospitals in dire need of medical equipment

Syrian children

Syrian babies are dying in large numbers for lack of critical life saving medical equipment such as incubators, according to the UN Children's Fund UNICEF. A team from UNICEF which visited the Syrian province of Al-Raqqah says the general hospital there has only 14 functioning incubators with a waiting list of more than 60 babies. [...]

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UN urges China to address human rights issues in Tibetan areas

UN Human Rights Chief Navi Pillay

The United Nations human rights chief is urging the Chinese authorities to promptly address human rights issues that have led to an alarming escalation of desperate forms of protests including self immolations in Tibetan areas. According to Navi Pillay, over 60 Tibetans have set themselves on fire since 2011. Ms. Pillay says she is disturbed by [...]

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