Survey shows improvements in harvest, persistent food insecurityListen /
A recent food assessment survey in the People's Democratic Republic of Korea conducted by the Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO, and the World Food Programme, WFP, has found that nearly three million people continue to face food insecurity in the country. However, the survey also noted that there were improvements in the harvests of staple foods — a two year trend. UN Radio's Patrick Maigua asked Marcus Pryor of WFP about the survey its implications.
Aung San Suu Kyi accepts role as Global Advocate for Zero Discrimination
The Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) today (20 November) appointed Nobel peace prize winner and Member of Parliament Daw Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar as a Global Advocate for Zero Discrimination. In this new role, Aung San Suu Kyi will call on her fellow citizens and people around the world to eliminate stigma and discrimination. UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé had a conversation with Aung San Suu Kyi during a meeting last month (26 October) at her residence in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar’s capital city.
Family planning in Asia and the Pacific, the world's most populous region
Asia and the Pacific is the world's largest and most populous region. With some four billion people — 60 percent of humanity – family planning is an important issue for the region. I spoke to Dr. Yves Bergevin, a maternal health expert at the UN Population Fund, about family planning in the region, particularly in China.
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