UNCA: UN: international community must act on "widespread crimes of humanity" in North Korea

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The international community must act on evidence of widespread crimes against humanity in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), according to a UN Commission of Enquiry. A panel of experts mandated by the UN Human Rights Council said North Koreans had experienced "great suffering and unspeakable atrocities". It said those accused must face justice. DPRK refused to co-operate with the Commission and rejected the report’s conclusions.  From Geneva Claire Doole reports.

Afghan elections should be inclusive and fair to be credible: UN

Jeffrey Feltman

"All eyes are on Afghanistan" as it prepares for elections on 5 April,…those were the words of Jeffrey Feltman, the Under Secretary-General for political affairs at the UN at the end of a two-day visit to the country. The elections will mark the first ever transfer of power from one elected president to another in the country's history. Speaking to UN Radio's Tilak Pokharel, Mr. Feltman said the UN will provide technical support to the elections but insisted the process will remain "Afghan-led".

100 days on, Haiyan survivors need more jobs to recover

Haiyan survivors need more jobs to recover – ILO

One hundred days after Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines, many people are still struggling to find jobs in order to get by and rebuild their livelihoods.  A large majority of the four million people who were displaced by the typhoon which swept across the country in November were workers.  Many of them were in a vulnerable situation even before the deadly storm struck.  The UN's International Labour Organization (ILO) has been responding by providing emergency employment programmes. Jean-Luc Martinage reports

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