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HINDI # 52: Antar Rashtriya Patrika

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1. ILO reports finds women facing greater unemployment than men. 2. Invest in farmers to end poverty and hunger: FAO. 3. International Mountain Day calls for an end to neglect of mountains. 4. Study calls for greater action to monitor trade in python skins. Narrated and Produced by Ambalika Misra Duration: 14’00″

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HINDI # 51: Antar Rashtriya Patrika

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1. Security Council condemns North Korea rocket launch. 2. Dozens of children on death row in Yemen. 3. Secretary-General visits camps for Syrian refugees. 4. Thawing permafrost could amplify global warming: UNEP. 5. A tribute to sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar Narrated and Produced by Ambalika Misra Duration: 13’28″

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UN group wants Egypt draft constitution to ensure women's rights

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  A UN expert group is calling for a review of Egypt's draft constitution ahead of a planned referendum this weekend. The UN Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law has expressed concern about equality, non-discrimination and protection and promotion of women's rights in the document. In a statement on Friday, [...]

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Germany bids farewell to the Security Council

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Five countries this month end their terms as non-permanent members of the UN Security Council. They include Germany whose priorities ranged from Afghanistan to chairing the Al Qaeda/Taliban Sanctions Committee. German ambassador Peter Wittig spoke about his country's tenure at a press conference in New York on Friday. He said Germany's membership in the Security [...]

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UN chief launches new initiative to fight cholera in Hispaniola

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Cholera continues to take a heavy toll on Haiti and the Dominican Republic. And UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon  launched an initiative for the elimination of cholera in Haiti noting that it has claimed the lives of more than 7,750 people, infected over 620,000, and added a heavy weight of suffering on a country already recovering [...]

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Law of the Sea Convention ushered a new chapter in conservation, management of marine resources: CARICOM

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The historic act of opening the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea for signature 30 years ago, ushered in a new chapter in the development of the law of the sea, as it established a legal framework for the conservation, management, exploration and exploitation of the living and non-living marine resources within and [...]

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Trinidad and Tobago hails the 30th anniversary of the Law of the Sea Convention

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  The 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, acting as a "constitution for the oceans", guided every aspect of maritime affairs and set out a delicate balance of rights and duties, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said as the General Assembly celebrated the thirtieth anniversary of the opening for signature of the nearly [...]

14 Dec 2012 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

Political crisis continues in Guinea-Bissau: UN envoy

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The political crisis Guinea-Bissau caused by the military coup on 12 April continues, according to the outgoing top United Nations envoy in the West African country. For the past four years, Joseph Mutaboba has been trying to help the country rebuild its political institutions following years of coups since its independence from Portugal in 1974. [...]

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More women globally are without jobs than men: ILO

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  Women around the world face higher unemployment rates than men, according to a new report issued by the International Labour Organization (ILO). The ILO's Global Employment Trends for Women 2012 was produced in collaboration with UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. Derrick Mbatha reports. UNAMA report [...]

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Special committee in Jamaica addresses violence against women

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  Violence against women is pervasive and harms not only women but their families and their communities. At a two-day forum at the United Nations, non-governmental organizations, UN officials, government representatives and other stakeholders discussed how to prevent it. Sandrea Falconer, Jamaica's Minister of Information with responsibility for gender affairs, told Gerry Adams that she [...]

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IOM programme to resettle Bhutanese refugees reaches milestone

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  More than half of the 120,000 Bhutanese refugees living in Nepal have been resettled in other countries, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) reported on Friday. The resettlement progamme reached the 75,000 mark this week when a six year old refugee flew to a new home in Pennsylvania in the eastern United States. Chris [...]

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New treaty to bring connectivity to more people worldwide

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  A global conference on international telecommunications concluded in Dubai on Friday with the signing of a new treaty that will bring the power of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to people everywhere. The agreement details general principles on the free flow of information as well as new provisions on assisting developing countries and promoting [...]

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Security Council and Secretary-General deplore North Korea rocket launch

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  The announcement this week that the Democratic People's Republic of Korea had successfully launched a long-range rocket drew condemnation from the Security Council and the UN Secretary-General. Ban Ki-moon expressed concern that this "provocative act" could have implications on peace and stability in the region, adding that it violated two Security Council resolutions banning [...]

14 Dec 2012 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

Low-wage labour set to change in China

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Wages in China more than tripled between 2000 and 2010, leading to speculation about whether the era of cheap Chinese labour is over. According to the International Labor Organization –ILO Global Wage Reeport 2012/2013, the figures relate mainly to state-owned enterprises, known as urban units, but separate surveys show that wages in small and medium [...]

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Children at risk of exploitation in storm ravaged southern Philippines

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Children left homeless and destitute in areas affected by Typhoon Bopha in the Philippines are in danger of being abused and exploited, according to the UN Children's agency UNICEF. The agency says pressing issues for children have received less attention in the aftermath of the devastating typhoon, exposing them to the risk of trafficking. UNICEF [...]

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UN appeals for $8.5 billion to deliver humanitarian aid in 2013

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The United Nations is appealing for $8.5 billion  to support its humanitarian operations in 2013. The funding will go to support 51 million people in 16 countries worldwide who will need humanitarian assistance. A total of 520 aid organizations will partner with the United Nations to deliver aid to refugees, internally displaced persons and other [...]

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Asia-Pacific increasingly affected by global economic slump: ESCAP

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Development in Asia and the Pacific is increasingly being affected by the ongoing slowdown in the global economy as well as structural problems within the region's economies, according to latest United Nations macroeconomic projections and policy advice released in Bangkok Friday. The Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2012: Year-end Update, published [...]

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