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UN launches initiative to engage citizens in shaping global agenda

Olav Kjørven

  The United Nations and its partners have launched an initiative to engage citizens around the world to take part in shaping the future global development agenda. People all over the world are being invited to vote in the United Nations global survey for a better world known as MY World. Olav Kjørven, Director of [...]

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Serious human rights violations committed in northern Mali

Kyung-wha Kang

Armed groups who controlled the northern part of Mali committed serious human rights violations in the region. That's what Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Kyung-wha Kang said in Geneva on Tuesday as she introduced the report on the situation of human rights in Mali. She said the report documents allegations of extrajudicial killings and [...]

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UN Daily News 12 March 2013

News and features from United Nations Radio.

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Syria risks losing a generation to the crisis

Syrian child

The Syrian crisis is a double tragedy for children both inside and outside of Syria, says the United Nations Children's Fund, UNICEF. Gerry Adams reports. Duration:  2’32″

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Women marched to end violence against women around the world

Yoo Soon-taek (third from left, in white hat), wife of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, led a

It was a cold, cloudy day in New York with snow/sleet and rain on this Friday, the 8th of March. But neither snow, nor sleet, or rain could discourage these women from marching on the occasion of International Women's Day. The aim of the rally was to generate a heightened awareness for prevention of violence [...]

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UN refugee chief in Syria region and refugee numbers revised upward in Turkey

High Commissioner António Guterres meets a Syrian refugee family during his visit today to Turkey's Nizip Camp.

  The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Antonio Guterres is visiting the region neighbouring Syria this week. Over the past couple of days, Mr. Guterres has been in Turkey, visiting refugees in urban areas and camps in the Gazantiep region. His visit coincided with the revision of the number of Syrian refugees in Turkey [...]

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UNICEF warns of a lost generation of Syrian children

Boys play on the streets of Aleppo(© UNICEF/NYHQ2012-1301/Romenzi)

A generation of Syrian children is at risk as the conflict enters its third year, according to a new report of the United Nations Children's agency (UNICEF). The report, titled "Syria's Children a Lost Generation" says millions of children in Syria and across the region are witnessing their past and futures disappear amidst the rubble [...]

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UN expert raises alarm over increased degree of seriousness of human rights violations

Ahmed Shaheed

A UN human rights official has expressed alarm over the numerous allegations and reports he has received about the current human rights situation in Iran, saying they need "to be addressed urgently." The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ahmed Shaheed, said "There has been [...]

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IOM warns of rise in trafficking of Cambodian men into Thailand

Male victims of trafficking.

There has been a rise in the trafficking of Cambodian men to work in the fishing industry in Thailand, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) The agency's office in the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh, says it has already helped as many male trafficking victims in the first two months of this year as [...]

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INDONESIA #06: FOKUS FOKUS KITA

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Duration: 10’57″

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INDONESIA #04: FOKUS FOKUS KITA

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Duration: 10’51″

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INDONESIA #03: FOKUS FOKUS KITA

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Duration:10’24″

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African Ministers discuss Innovation and IP at WIPO Conference

WIPO Director-General Francis Curry (left) talks with Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete

Proper use of intellectual property can contribute to economic development and the eradication of poverty in African countries. That's what Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete told a two-day conference in Dar es Salaam called to discuss the role of intellectual property in stimulating innovation and development. President Kikwete said "IP policies should be integrated with development [...]

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INDONESIA #02: FOKUS FOKUS KITA

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Duration: 11’15

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UNESCO joins UNWTO to advance Silk Road tourism development

Poster, 'The Silk Roads' (illustrated by the painter Ikuo Hirayama - UNESCO

The development of a 'Silk Road Heritage Corridors' tourism strategy for Central Asia and China is among the main outcomes of the 3rd UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Silk Road Ministers' Meeting held in Berlin, Germany on 6 March 2013. With the support of the International Trade Show -ITB Berlin, the 3rd Silk Road Ministers' [...]

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Perpetrators of violence against women are often "untouched" says Council of Europe deputy Secretary-General

Gabriella Dragoni

The question of how to criminalize, through penal law, those who have perpetrated violence against women is an important part of the Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, says the deputy Secreary-General of the Council of Europe. Gabriella Dragoni says "The Convention", also referred to as the Istanbul Convention, "aims to [...]

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