Efforts continue to get treaty banning nuclear test explosions to enter into force

Mr. Lassina Zerbo, Executive Secretary of the Preparatory Commission for the CTBTO. [UN Photo/Evan Schneider]

Banning all nuclear test explosions is the aim of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty. And while more than 90 per cent of the world's countries have said "no" to nuclear test explosions, a treaty cannot enter into force unless it is ratified by eight countries: China, Egypt, India, Iran, Israel, North Korea, Pakistan and the United States.

Lassina Zerbo, the new head of the organization which oversees implementation of the treaty (CTBTO), talks to UN Radio's Donn Bobb about the challenges and progress made so far.


UN fund supports efforts to revitalise millet production in India


Malliga eating millet dish with her family [Adapted from UNIFEED]

A new Food Security Bill in India will guarantee subsidized food to the country's poorest people. The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) says it's one of the largest welfare schemes in the world.

IFAD has been supporting efforts to encourage farmers in the southern state of Tamil Nadu to return to cultivating—and consuming—millet, one of the crops India's government will be procuring for distribution under the bill.


Indonesian youth eager to promote UN following Model UN workshop


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Student leaders from around the world recently participated in a Model UN (MUN) Workshop in New York where they gained a thorough understanding of the work of the General Assembly and the Security Council.

UN Radio's Beng Poblete-Enriquez caught up with Rahmad (Nando) Fernanda from Indonesia to find out what he'll be passing along to young people in his country who are interested in taking part in Model UN.


Presenter: Dianne Penn

Production Assistant: Ezzat El-Ferri

Duration: 10'00"

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