UN responds to Typhoon Haiyan

Typhoon Haiyan

Relief efforts continue in the Philippines where UN agencies and their partners have been rushing in personnel and supplies in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful storms on record. The UN has launched a $300 million appeal to assist the more than 11 million survivors.

UN court rules in favour of Cambodia over disputed Preah Vihear temple


The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ruled in favour of Cambodia in a longstanding dispute with Thailand over the centuries-old Temple of Preah Vihear. The issue has been a bone of contention between the two countries for decades.

Report shows rise in opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan

Opium poppy cultivation

Opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan reached a record high in 2013, according to a survey released this week by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the country’s Ministry of Counter Narcotics. With international forces set to withdraw from the country next year, UNODC chief Yury Fedetov describes the report as a warning and an urgent call to action.

Mongolian peacekeepers contribute to civil and social development in South Sudan

Mongolian Peacekeepers

Mongolia has been participating in UN peacekeeping for more than a decade. Recently, a ceremony was held in South Sudan's Unity State to say thank you to Mongolian officers serving at the UN mission in the country.

Presenter: Dianne Penn
Production Assistant: Sandra Guy
Duration: 10'00"


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