UN pays tribute to fallen peacekeepers in South Sudan

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A peacekeeper serving with the Indian military contingent of UNMISS

On the morning of April 9, heavily armed assailants attacked a convoy of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) travelling on the road between the Jonglei state capital of Bor and Gumuruk town in South Sudan. Twelve people died in that ambush — five Indian peacekeepers, two national staff of UNMISS and five civilian staff contractors. Several others were injured. Gerry Adams reports.

 

Yemen works toward implementation of a roadmap for peace

 

Jamal Benomar, Special Adviser to the Secretary-General for Yemen

In the Middle East where major upheavals have taken place in recent years, the UN Special Envoy for Yemen, Jamal Benomar, says Yemen is the only country in which a peaceful negotiated transition based on a comprehensive roadmap and a genuine national dialogue, has taken place. Mr. Benomar recently spoke to Gerry Adams about Yemen and the peace agreement.

 

Chinese UNESCO sites featured in UN stamps

 

Mogao Caves, © Francesca Piqué, UNESCO

Chinese heritage sites such as The Great Wall, Mount Huangshan and the Mogao Caves are some of the images selected for six new stamps issued this week by the UN Postal Administration (UNPA). These new postage stamps celebrating the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage sites in China will include three collectible prestige booklets and a variety of officially postmarked first day of issue envelopes. UN Radio’s Fan Xiao spoke to the head of UNPA, David Failor, who first explains these World Heritage stamps.

Presenter: Gerry Adams

Duration: 10'00"

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