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Geneva Agreement still a very good basis for a political solution in Syria: Brahimi

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The Joint UN-League of Arab States Special Representative for Syria wants the members of the UN Security Council to speak with one voice. Lakhdar Brahimi tells UN Radio he believes  that the Geneva Agreement worked out by his predecessor Kofi Annan can work if the Council speaks with one voice. He says that agreement was and [...]

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Economic crisis strongly impacts Hungary

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Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies all over Europe are trying to respond to the increased number of people in need, says the organization. Georg Habsburg, who was President of the Hungarian Red Cross for eight years, says the economic crisis has strongly impacted Central Europe, in particular, Hungary. He says 31 percent of the [...]

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INDONESIA #53: FOKUS FOKUS KITA

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Duration: 12’23″   

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INDONESIA #52: FOKUS FOKUS KITA

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  Duration: 9’06″

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INDONESIA #51: FOKUS FOKUS KITA

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  Duration: 10’17″

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Red Cross says millions of Europeans are living lives of "quiet desperation"

Listen / In the suburbs of Moscow lies this informal meeting place for daily workers in the building sector and recruiters. ILO@Crozet M.

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the IFRC, warned on Wednesday that millions of people in Europe are living lives of "quiet desperation." It says millions have been affected by unemployment, rising poverty, homelessness and general uncertainty about their futures in the 27 European Union countries and many more in the [...]

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Donors pledge $1.5 billion for displaced Syrians

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  More than $1.5 billion have been pledged to support the global humanitarian effort in Syria. Countries, international organizations and UN agencies met in Kuwait on Wednesday to shore up assistance to the more than four million Syrians displaced within the country and in neighbouring states. Dianne Penn reports. Duration: 2’31″

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Ban discusses Syria's deteriorating humanitarian situation with leaders of Jordan and Bahrain

Listen / Secretary-General meeting His Majesty King Abdullah II Bin Al Hussein

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has held bilateral meetings with two regional leaders during the Syrian donor conference in Kuwait. The Secretary-General expressed appreciation to King Abdullah  Bin Al Hussein of Jordan for Jordan's generous support to Syrian refugees. He also spoke to Prince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, Crown Prince of Bahrain and [...]

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Rejuvenate indigenous language says youth from Asia

Listen / Meenakshi Munda, President of the Asia Pacific Indigenous Youth Network (APIYN)

The indigenous people's language and culture are being threatened, says Meenakshi Munda, an indigenous youth from the Munda community of Jharkhand, India. As President of the Asia Pacific Indigenous Youth Network (APIYN), Meenakshi is attending an expert group meeting on indigenous youth here in New York. Beng Poblete-Enriquez caught up with her and discussed some issues [...]

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More than $1.5 billion pledged to help Syrian civilians

Listen / Young Syrian refugees look out from the door of their family's tent at a camp in Turkey.

More than $1.5 billion has been pledged to help civilians affected by the conflict in Syria at a conference of international donors in Kuwait. The UN says Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah opened the meeting with a donation of $300 million, which was matched by the UAE and Saudi Arabia. In his opening remarks, [...]

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Batwa in Uganda live under difficult conditions, says young activist

Listen / Niwamanya Rodgers Matuna

  The first international expert group meeting on indigenous youth has brought young people from around the world to UN headquarters in New York. During the three-day  meeting, indigenous young people are analyzing how they can benefit from human rights standards and policies. One of the participants is Niwamanya Rodgers Matuna from the Batwa hunters and [...]

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Rebuilding after Typhoon Bopha

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The Philippines ranks third among the top three major disaster-prone countries after the Pacific Island States of Vanuatu and Tonga says IOM, the International Office for Migration. Typhoon Bopha, which ravaged the Philippines late last year, killed over a thousand people and displaced at least 800,000. IOM says it was the most deadly storm globally [...]

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In the name of humanity, stop the violence in Syria: Ban

Listen / Secretary-General at the opening of the International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria

We are here today to support the women, men and children of Syria, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in opening remarks Wednesday to a Pledging Conference on Syria taking place in Kuwait. The Secretary-General lamented that they are suffering terribly, with little end in sight. He warned that the situation in Syria is catastrophic and getting [...]

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