Congolese nun honoured with prestigious UN refugee award

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Sister Angélique Namaika

A Roman Catholic nun from the Democratic Republic of Congo has won the United Nations Refugee Agency's top prize for 2013. The Nansen Refugee Award honours an individual, group or organization for their extraordinary and dedicated service to refugees, displaced or stateless people. She will receive her prize and a medal at a ceremony in Geneva on 30 September.

Rwandan widows and orphans celebrate UN Peace Day in Kigali

Marie-Claudine Mukamabona

The United Nations marks the International Day of Peace every year on 21 September. It is a time to recognize the efforts of those who have worked hard to end wars and promote peace. This year, the organization is highlighting the power of education to build tolerant societies. Marie-Claudine Mukamabona is doing that with her foundation, Why do I Exist? a non-governmental organization that helps Rwandan genocide survivors of 1994. She spoke to UN Radio's Jocelyne Sambira about the importance of reaching out to those who have been scarred by the genocide and its aftermath.

More children in Ethiopia thriving beyond their fifth birthday

Child in Ethiopia

In the past decade, Ethiopia has managed to slash child mortality rates by half, rising in the global rank from 146 in 2000 to 68 in 2012. That's according to a new report by the UN Children's Fund entitled “A Promise Renewed" which examines trends in child mortality since 1990. One of the reasons is because Ethiopia has made an effort to deploy health workers to the most remote parts of the country.

Producer: Jocelyne Sambira
Presenter: Beng Poblete-Enriquez
Duration: 10’00″

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