UN to remain "at the side of the Afghan people" after 2014: Deputy Secretary-General

Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson in an interview with UNAMA. [Fardin Waezi / UNAMA]

As Afghanistan gears up for a period of transition following the withdrawal of foreign forces in 2014, the United Nations will remain "at the side of the Afghan people," according to UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson. Mr. Eliasson on Tuesday concluded a five-day visit to the country where he met with President Hamid Karzai and his advisers, as well as parliamentarians, state governors, women's group representatives, civil society and the UN team in the country. Ari Gaitanis at the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) sat down with the Deputy Secretary-General to get his views on continued UN engagement in the country and the elections that are also scheduled for next year.


Farmer Shravani Devi Pachar. [adapted from UNIFEED]

Codex Alimentarius Commission – code for safe, good food


Safe, good food – that's the foundation for the creation of the Codex Alimentarius Commission by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO). The world’s food standard body is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Beng Poblete-Enriquez reports.


[Adapted from UNTV]

Nepal: Striving For A Healthy Future


Nepal – It’s home to some of the most beautiful scenery on earth. But millions of Nepalese don’t have enough to eat and nearly half of all children here are chronically malnourished. This mountainous country is one of the poorest in South Asia and its geography is partly to blame. The mountains isolate most of the poorest people here who struggle to feed themselves and ensure they have clean water, adequate sanitation and health care. But efforts are underway to change all that and it seems to be working as we hear from Daljit Dhaliwal in this piece adapted from UN Television.


Producer: BengPoblete-Enriquez

Duration: 10’00″

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