New HIV infections among children in sub-Saharan Africa slashed in half

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A 50% reduction in new HIV infections among children in seven countries in sub-Saharan Africa is the highlight of a new UNAIDS report. However, it also shows that access to treatment remains unacceptably low for children –– only three in 10 children in need of treatment have access in most of the ‘Global Plan’ priority countries in Africa.

 

Force Commanders of MONUSCO and UNOCI addressing the Security Council. [UN Photo/Devra Berkowitz]

Force Commanders share their concerns and experiences at the UN

 

Heads of the military components of United Nations peacekeeping operations around the world are at the United Nations this week, discussing several sensitive and topical issues, and also sharing their experiences and best practices.

Many of these Force Commanders operate in very intense and volatile places and their jobs can be very demanding and challenging. Today, we will hear from three of the Force Commanders based in Cote d’lvoire, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Liberia.

 

Mr. Romano Prodi. [UN Photo/Devra Berkowitz]

Envoy calls for greater cooperation among Sahel countries

 

UN Special Envoy for the Sahel, Romano Prodi briefed the Security Council on his strategy for the region. The Sahel is facing threats ranging from endemic poverty, terrorism and the crisis in Mali, and Prodi says the governments of Mali, Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Niger and Chad must be supported in their efforts to sustain peace and security over the long-term. Prodi sat down with UN Radio's Donn Bobb ahead of the Security Council meeting.

 

Producer/Presenter: Beng Poblete-Enriquez

Production Assistant: Ezzat El-Ferri

Duration: 10'00"

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