Human rights expert raises alarm over arrest of community activists in Myanmar

Tomás Ojea Quintana

The UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar is concerned about the ongoing detention of activists who advocate on behalf of communities, for example those facing land confiscation due to mining projects.

Tomás Ojea Quintana tells UN Radio the arrests are taking place just as the authorities have been making moves to free all political prisoners by the end of the year.

Japanese ambassador reminds the world of the devastation caused by atomic bombs

Mari Amano

Since the atomic bomb attacks on two Japanese cities during the Second World War, the desire of the country’s people to totally eliminate nuclear weapons has not let up.

That’s what Japanese Ambassador Mari Amano told the UN Conference on Disarmament in Geneva on Tuesday, 6 August, the 68th anniversary of the bombing of the city of Hiroshima.

Security incidents are frequent in Afghanistan: UN Security Chief


Kevin Kennedy, acting head of the UN Department of Safety and Security, was recently in Afghanistan to assess security needs of staff serving at the UN mission in the country.

He tells UN Radio's Ben Malor that in light of ongoing security incidents in the country, you cannot help but admire the dedication, bravery and professionalism of national and international personnel serving there.

Presenter: Dianne Penn
Production Assistant: Ezzat El-Ferri
Duration: 10'00"

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