On anniversary of nuclear bombing, Nagasaki survivor tells her storyListen /
Sixty-eight years ago nuclear bombs fell on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, causing untold death and destruction. This week’s anniversary is a powerful reminder of the horrors of nuclear weapons. American airmen dropped the bomb they called “Little Boy” on the city of Hiroshima on 6 August 1945, followed by one code named “Fat Man” over Nagasaki on 9 August.
United Nations headquarters supports breastfeeding
Breastfeeding is the normal way of providing young infants with the nutrients they need for healthy growth and development, says the World Health Organization, WHO. Exclusive breastfeeding is recommended up to 6 months of age, with continued breastfeeding along with appropriate complementary foods up to two years of age or beyond. United Nations headquarters in New York is helping staff members who are new mothers to follow these guidelines.
Men and boys are also victims of sexual violence in conflict
Sexual violence in conflict against women and girls has been an on-going concern of the United Nations. Under the auspices of the United Nations in April of this year, the "Group of 8", a governmental forum for eight of the world's largest economies, made an historic promise to work together to end war-zone rape and sexual violence. What is less well-known is the phenomenon of men and boys being sexually assaulted during conflict. Following a workshop on the issue, UN Radio's Dianne Penn spoke to Laura Davies of the UN Office of the Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict to shed further light on this.
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