Indian ambassador details Security Council plans for November

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Ambassador Hardeep Singh Puri of India

India holds the rotating presidency of the Security Council in November.  Ambassador Hardeep Singh Puri says the agenda will cover "every possible global hotspot," as well as thematic debates, including on piracy and women, peace and development.

UNFPA calls for redoubling of efforts to provide family planning

family planning clinic in Viet Nam

More than 220 million women worldwide want contraceptives and quality family planning but lack access to these services, according to this year's State of World Population report launched by the UN Population Fund (UNFPA).  Gerry Adams spoke to the report's editor Richard Kollodge to find out what's stopping access to family planning, and if any countries in the region are making progress in improving this situation.

International engagement beyond 2014 crucial for Afghanistan's future

Michael Keating

International security forces will leave Afghanistan in 2014, paving the way for national authorities to take the lead in security and other important sectors.  Michael Keating, outgoing Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General at the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), urges the international community to remain engaged with the country.

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

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