UN CALLING ASIA: Pakistan receives UN support following "most barbaric attack"

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Timo Pakkala. UNDP@PHOTO

The authorities in Pakistan are to get the full support of the United Nations following what has been described as a "most barbaric attack" on a military school in Peshawar. More than 140 people, including 132 children, were killed by the extremist Taliban group on Tuesday.Timo Pakkala, is the Resident Coordinator of the United Nations in Pakistan. Reem Abaza asked him what the UN could do to help the country.

Afghan President, UN envoy decry human rights violations

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Afghanistan's President and the Deputy Special Representative for the UN Mission in the country, UNAMA, have condemned widespread human rights violations and urged that the perpetrators be held to account. President Ashraf Ghani and the Tadamichi Yamamoto were recently at an event in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, on the occasion of Human Rights Day. Many civilians have suffered violent attacks while Afghanistan works to build its foundations for sustainable peace and development in the country. Setyo Budi reports.

Indian Filmmaker documents "monopoly and malice" of AIDS drugs

Fire in the Blood – Dylan Mohan Gray

A film looking at the provision of AIDS drugs to the world's poorest people been described as an intricate tale of "medicine, monopoly and malice." In "Fire in the Blood" Indian filmmaker Dylan Mohan Gray, says that a lack of access to cheap medication has caused more than 10 million unnecessary deaths. The film has been shown at the United Nations in Vienna, from where Mr Gray spoke to Stephanie Castro. She began by asking him for more details about his film.

Presenter: Stephanie Coutrix
Production Assistant: Sandra Guy
Duration: 10'00"

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