UN CALLING ASIA: India urged to lead campaign for climate change agreement

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. UN Photo/Mark Garten

India is being urged to play a leading role in the efforts to address climate change. The appeal was made by UN Secretary-General who visited the country this week where he saw some of the initiatives that are being taken to develop solar and wind power. During his visit to India, Ban Ki-moon attended "Vibrant Gujarat" a bi-annual event that brings together political and business leaders, as well as investors and corporations.

Coron Islanders in Philippines get decent work after typhoon

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Communities in Philippine's remote island of Coron are getting decent work after a typhoon devastated their region, the International Labour Organization says. ILO estimates that Typhoon Haiyan killed 8,000 and affected nearly 16 million people across the Philippines. Lives and livelihoods, infrastructure and services were all lost on the vacation island. A year later, the island’s people are recovering from the disaster and also learning new skills and ways to support their families. Karen Naets-Sekiguchi has the story.

UN agency proposes new aircraft position reports

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A new plan to track aircraft that are out of radar contact when flying over oceans is being proposed by the International Civil Aviation Organization, ICAO. The proposal for planes to report their position every 15 minutes comes in the wake of the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in the Indian Ocean in March last year. John Illson, Chief of ICAO's Operational Safety Section explained the proposal to Rocio Franco on the line from the agency's headquarters in Montreal, Canada.

Presenter: Jocelyne Sambira
Production Assistant: Sandra Guy
Duration: 10'00"

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