UN CALLING ASIA: Asia-Pacific face challenge of reducing poverty: UNDP

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Source: UNDP

Despite its high rate of economic growth, the Asia-Pacific region is facing challenges in reducing poverty and economic inequalities, according to the UN Development Programme (UNDP). UNDP on Monday launched its Regional Report 'Achieving Development Results in Asia and the Pacific". The report highlights some of the successful programmes implemented between 2013 and 2014. Xu Haoliang, UNDP'S Assistant Administrator and Director for the Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific Region, tells Liling Huang that the agency's main priority in the region is the reduction of poverty and economic inequality.

Iraq displaced given shelter at border camp

Displaced Iraqis (UNinAction video capture)

A once empty Syrian border transit point has rapidly become home to more than 11,000 people from Iraq. They've been forced to flee their homes following an upsurge of terrorist violence across the region. Now named the Badjet Kandela camp, the UN Refugee Agency UNHCR is turning the site into a temporary home for the displaced people. Pat Duffy reports.

Afghan people contribute to peace dialogue

Photo: UNAMA/Fardin Waezi

More than 6,000 people from across Afghanistan have been describing how they think peace can be brought to the troubled country. The Afghan People’s Dialogue on Peace which is supported by the UN mission in the country, UNAMA, began three years ago. Its recommendations will be presented to the government. Afghanistan continues to face serious security challenges posed by Taliban extremists. Setyo Budi reports from the Afghan capital, Kabul.

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

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