Women: focus on women’s careers, football and pollution

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Angela Kane. UN Photo/Devra Berkowitz

Still "male culture" at UN but this is changing, says top female UN official

A "male culture" still persists at the United Nations but the situation has changed tremendously over the last couple of years according to the outgoing UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs. After 38 years of service with the Organization, Angela Kane is retiring at the end of May. She has held many different positions over the decades—from an entry level staff to serving as Under-Secretary-General—and witnessed an evolving working environment for women. But she says more could be done. I spoke with Ms Kane who began by describing how her career with the UN started.

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka poses with players of the Valencia Club. Photo: UN Women

 

UN Women and Valencia soccer club team up for gender equality

The European football team Valencia Club de Fútbol (CF) and the UN agency dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women are teaming up to promote gender equality across the globe. Valencia's strip will feature the UN Women's logo and there'll be other activities as part of a wider campaign. The 96-year-old football club is one of the most recognisable brands in European football. Cathrine Hasselberg has more.

Thailand and Chile are leading the way in pollution abatement, improving lives and economies. Photo: World Bank

 

Developing countries step up fight against pollution

Each year, pollution kills almost nine million people worldwide, mostly in developing countries. That's according to the World Bank which is backing a new campaign called '"Pollution Management and Environmental Health". The campaign aims to support affected countries to significantly reduce air, land and water pollution levels through pollution management planning and investments to improve health. Camille Funnell reports on the progress from Bangkok, Thailand and Santiago, Chile.

Presenter: Stephanie Coutrix
Production Assistant: Ana Carmo
Studio Engineer: Shalako Gordon
Duration: 10'00″

 

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