Could Nauru be the "litmus test" for the post-2015 development agenda?

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Although the remote Pacific island nation Nauru is so small it does not have an official capital, some of the world’s biggest problems such as dealing with the effects of climate change can be found within its 21 square kilometres.  Amina Mohammed, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Advisor on Post-2015 Development Planning, who recently visited the country, says Nauru could be the "litmus test" for the post-2015 development agenda.
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A young Typhoon Haiyan survivor. UNHCR

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IAEA assessment team at Fukushima Daichi plant

Study looks at effects of radiation exposure on children

For nearly 60 years, the UN Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) has been evaluating the impact of nuclear radiation on the human body.  The committee recently released a report on how radiation affects children, citing research ranging from the atomic attacks on Japan during the Second World War to kids who receive radiation therapy as part of medical treatment.

Presenter: Dianne Penn
Production Assistant: Beng Poblete-Enriquez
Duration: 10'00"

 

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