UN Calling Asia: Philippines still needs "a helping hand" two months after deadly stormListen /
This week marked two months since Typhoon Haiyan tore through the Philippines and shelter remains among the greatest need for survivors.
Russell Geekie, spokesperson with the UN Humanitarian Affairs Office (OCHA) in the capital, Manila, says a $788 million Strategic Response Plan to address urgent needs and early recovery programmes is just 42 per cent funded.
Youth urged to play sport to improve employment opportunities
The International Labour Organization (ILO) is urging young people to use the power of sports to help better their employment prospects. Worldwide, approximately 75 million young people between the age of 15 and 24 are jobless.
Daniel Dickinson asked Matthieu Cognac, the ILO’s youth employment expert based in Bangkok, Thailand, about the link between sports and employment.
Human Rights chief welcomes decision against Nepal amnesties
A decision by Nepal's Supreme Court to block amnesties for serious crimes committed during the country's 10-year internal conflict has been welcomed by UN Human Rights High Commissioner Navi Pillay.
Liz Throssell, Media Officer at the UN Human Rights Office in Geneva, explains why the High Commissioner considers this "a significant development."
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