UN Global Perspective: focus on Pakistan, Salford and #EndBullying

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John Ging. UN Photo/Mark Garten

“Positive trajectory” for humanitarian situation in Pakistan

The humanitarian situation in Pakistan is showing a "positive trajectory" despite an ongoing crisis, according to a senior UN official who just returned from visiting the country. Five million Pakistanis have been displaced by conflict in recent years, but many are now returning home. The country is also sheltering Afghan refugees who have fled insecurity over the border. John Ging is the UN humanitarian office, OCHA's, Operations Director. Daniel Dickinson asked him for an update on the crisis.

"Protecting children from bullying" event. Photo: Office of the SRSGVAC


Standing up to bullying

The expression "Sticks and stones may break my bones but words can never harm me!" has been used by generations of English-speaking children as a defence against insults. But teasing, taunting and other forms of bullying can indeed hurt children, said experts at a meeting at the United Nations. Dianne Penn reports on global efforts to stamp out bullying.


Irwell Valley/Salford.

Environment award from UN “fills people’s hearts with joy”

Recognition from the UN for helping to alleviate the risk of flooding has been met with joy and pride, in the English city of Salford. The historic city in the north of England was one of eight communities recognised as Champions of Disaster Risk Reduction, by the UN. The other communities honoured are in Bangladesh, Cameroon, Colombia, Italy, the Philippines, Sudan and the Pacific island of Vanuatu. Matthew Wells spoke to Dave Morgan, chairman of the East Salford project, and asked him to outline the disaster risks that exist in that part of England.

Presenter: Veronica Reeves
Production Assistant: Ana Carmo
Duration: 10'00″


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