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'I never thought I would get out of prison and be free again. I just never thought that would happen." Rachida Kouki Born in one of the poorest regions of Tunisia, North Africa, 28 year old Rachida Kouki spent 18 months in prison for a crime she says she didn't commit. UN in Action's Pat Duffy picks up the story.
Brazilian ambassador reviews her tenure at the United Nations
Brazil is a founding member of the United Nations and is among the largest contributors to UN peacekeeping operations. At the helm of the Brazilian Mission to the United Nations since 2007 has been Ambassador Maria Luiza Viotti. The Ambassador was the first woman to head the Brazilian Mission to the UN. Now, as her term comes to an end in May, the Ambassador will be making history again – she will become Brazil's first woman ambassador to Germany. UN Radio's Monica Grayley caught up with Ambassador Viotti and asked her about her years at the UN.
Youth expresses her concern for the environment
Ta’Kaiya Blaney, a 12 year old from the Sliammon First Nation in Canada, participated recently in the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues from 20 to 31 May, says our earth is our home. Ta’Kaiya tells Gerry Adams about her concerns for the well-being of her community and her plans to solve some of the problems created by a treaty which, she says, discriminates against indigenous people.
Presenter: Gerry Adams