UN CALLING ASIA: Men and women serve under same rules in UN peacekeeping operation

Commander Luzviminda Camacho

Men and women serving with the UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti, have to abide by the same rules, according to the commander of a battalion from the Philippines.  Commander Luzviminda Camacho, a navy captain, is leading a contingent of 156 men and women in Haiti. She has over 25 years of service in her country and was the first female captain in the Philippines. Monica Grayley asked Luzviminda Camacho about her role in the mission.

Climate change forces Viet Nam farmers to give up growing rice

Rice fields of hill tribes in Sapa, Viet Nam. UN Photo/Kibae Park

Farmers in Viet Nam's Mekong Delta say they may not be able to grow rice in the future because of rising sea levels caused by climate change. The South-East Asian country is the world’s second largest exporter of rice with 80 per cent of the production coming from the Mekong. Many farmers fear losing their livelihood, but now the UN's International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is working with farmers to help them adapt to the new climatic and growing conditions. James Heer reports

Young innovators presenting their social innovation to potential investors. UNDP Uzbekistan

Young people in Uzbekistan take on social innovation challenge

Young people in Uzbekistan have been challenged by the United Nations to come up with ways of promoting volunteerism through social media. Part of the challenge is to create a one minute long video clip which will attract young people to volunteer for their communities. Nigina Mirbabaeva has been speaking to the UN Development Programme's Bokhodir Ayupov, who manages the Social Innovation and Volunteerism project. She began by asking him to share some of the most exciting success stories.

Presenter: Daniel Dickinson

Production Assistant: Beng Poblete-Enriquez

Duration: 10'00"



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