World Oceans Day focuses on climate change and Pacific Islanders

Locals in Tebikenikora, a village in Kiribati. [UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe]

The impact of climate change and degradation in one particular area of the world was highlighted during the observance of World Oceans Day. The Day is observed every year on the 8th of June and is designed to raise awareness of the current challenges faced by the international community in connection with the oceans. This year's theme, Oceans and People, focused on the impact of the oceans on the peoples and cultures of the Indian Ocean and the Pacific regions.



Lucy Liu Visits Lebanon to Shine Spotlight on Plight of Syrian Refugee Children



Actress Lucy Liu [UNICEF Photo]

UNICEFAmbassador Lucy Liu recently visited an underfunded Syrian refugee camp in Bekaa Valley, Lebanon. Ms. Liu, an American actress, model and artist of Chinese descent, saw first-hand the dire situation for Syrian children and their families who have fled a crisis that has left more than 90,000 people dead and nearly six million displaced from their homes. We hear from Lucy Liu herself in the following report from UNICEF, the UN Children's Fund.


The situation of employment in the Republic of Korea


The 103rd International Labour Conference [ILO Photo]

It's clear that a decent job is a critical element of individual well-being and happiness, as well as a precondition for sustainable economic growth, according to Mr. Phang Ha-nam of the Republic of Korea. That is why the ROK is focusing on improving the employment rate, not the economic growth rate.


Presenter: Gerry Adams

Production Assistant: Ezzat El-Ferri

Engineer: Rosie Starr

Duration: 10’00″

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