UN Calling Asia: Philippines still needs "a helping hand" two months after deadly storm

Listen /

Zamboanga, the Philippines. Credit: OCHA/Gemma Cortes

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

ILO@PHOTO

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

UN Photo/Mukunda Bogati

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."

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

Filed under UN Calling Asia.
UN Radio Daily News Programme
UN Radio Daily News Programme
Updated at 1800 GMT, Monday to Friday
Loading the player ...

CONNECT

 

December 2014
M T W T F S S
« Nov    
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031