Afghanistan’s greatest need is peace – Ban Ki-moon

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Peace doves fly on the grounds of Hazrat-i-Ali mosque, Afghanistan

As Afghanistan prepares to take full responsibility for its security at the end of 2014, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says the United Nations is preparing for the challenges ahead. According to the Secretary-General, “the people of Afghanistan must come together not only to shun conflict, but to assume leadership and ownership of the transition process for the sake of one Afghanistan”.

"Bangladesh taking an advance on nature" says Margareta Wahlström

Margareta Wahlström

The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction says Bangladesh is an example of a country that has taken natural disasters very seriously and has reduced the damage caused by these natural hazards. In this interview with Donn Bobb, Margareta Wahlström first explains the aim of the Global Platform for disaster risk reduction meeting in Geneva, Switzerland in May.

Indonesia: A chance for chocolate

Farmer Ahmad Darise ©IFAD/Roger Arnold

It’s Easter – a time when Americans buy more than 30 million kilograms of chocolate! But will chocoholics always be able to get their fix? Cocoa supplies are dwindling and it’s predicted that by 2020, chocolate companies will be short of one million tons of cocoa. To solve this problem, Mars chocolate company has partnered with Indonesian cocoa farmers and IFAD, the International Fund for Agricultural Development  to produce more and better cocoa.

Presenter: Beng Poblete-Enriquez
Duration: 10'00"

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