The sun sets on UN mission in Timor-Leste

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Portuguese UN peacekeepers bid farewell to members of the National Police of Timor-Leste

The UN Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT) winds down its activities on 31 December, having assisted the country in consolidating stability and building democracy in the wake of major political, humanitarian and security crises. Monica Villela Grayley sat down with Ameerah Haq, head of the UN Department of Field Support in New York, who formerly led the mission, for her recollections.

Asia-Pacific takes steps to 'Make Every Life Count'

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Statisticians and senior government officials from 40 countries across the region have committed to improving their civil registration and vital statistics systems. Dr. Noeleen Hezyer, head of the UN's office for Asia and the Pacific, notes that millions of people in the region "are born or die without leaving a single legal or official trace."

WHO and UNICEF condemn health worker killings in Pakistan

A man administers the oral polio vaccine to a boy

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) have condemned the killing this month of nine health workers participating in a polio vaccination campaign in Pakistan, one of only three countries where the disease is endemic.

Presenter: Dianne Penn
Production Assistant: Sandra Guy
Duration: 10'00"

MUSIC : Ravi Shankar

Filed under UN Calling Asia.
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