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South and Southeast Asia better prepared for disasters: FAO

A fishing trawler damaged by the tsunami under repairs at the Kudewella boat repair center with assistance from FAO, Kudewella, Sri Lanka.

Countries in South and Southeast Asia are better prepared for disasters but there is still room for improvement. That's the assessment of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on the eve of…

22 Dec 2014 / Listen /

Fundraising campaign launched to feed people in Ebola-hit countries

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A fundraising campaign to meet food needs of families affected by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa was launched by the World Food Programme (WFP) and two partners on Monday. Ebola has killed…

22 Dec 2014 / Listen /
May elections are a challenge for Burundi as UN closes mission Ebola disease remains "serious risk" for all Guineans Ban Ki-moon in Liberia, recommitting UN's support to fight Ebola Ukraine conflict leaves 600,000 in urgent need, says UNICEF "Transnational crime is fuelling terrorism," says UN political affairs chief Reports of machete and axe attacks in DRC Dry season marks start of race to stock up food reserves for South Sudan "Different approach" needed to support Syrians Disaster-related deaths in Asia-Pacific rise three-fold in past decade Migrant deaths increase globally in 2014 Funding urged to counter “biggest threat” to Syrian children "Significant progress" made in Afghanistan Grassroots movement "to stop the bloodshed" in Libya
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North Korea placed "on notice" for human rights atrocities

Security Council Chamber. UN Photo/Amanda Voisard

The Democratic Republic of Korea (DPRK) has been placed "on notice" following a debate on the atrocities committed by…

22 Dec 2014 / Listen /

UN actively "hunting the Ebola virus" in affected areas

Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, addresses the press following his recentntrip to West Africa

Efforts are now being focused on "hunting the Ebola virus", the UN Secretary-General announced on Monday. Mr Ban Ki-moon…

22 Dec 2014 / Listen /

South Sudanese leaders need to put nation first

Refugees at Yida refugee camp in South Sudan's Unity State queue for hours for food and soap. As the camp swells and disease takes a toll, aid agencies are working to raise awareness about proper hygiene 
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Political leaders in South Sudan should make the needs of the nation a priority rather than putting their personal…

22 Dec 2014 / Listen /

Vanuatu: connecting the "unconnected" key to future

Fred Samuel, Chief Information Officer for the Office of the Prime Minister for the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu.  (ITU video capture)

Developing internet connectivity for the so-called "unconnected" can help impact economic and social development, particularly in the least developed…

22 Dec 2014 / Listen /
Number of Ebola cases in West Africa still "too high", says UN chief Humanitarian priorities for 2015 to be set by aid workers battling crises Battered women in Spain need better protection Azerbaijan promises broadband internet access to all citizens No better way forward for Afghanistan than unity government Young working migrants resented in industrialized countries Action needed to save migrants from exploitative smugglers Accord hailed as "ground-breaking first step" in US-Cuba relations Pledges are made to UN emergency relief fund One million people could face food insecurity due to Ebola Women held for spouses' crimes in South Sudan Afghanistan needs "unity of purpose and common vision" Pakistan receives UN support following "most barbaric attack" Guinea faces "daunting" challenges in fighting Ebola Investment in agriculture needed to feed 9 billion people by 2050 Broadband is "highway" to inclusivity South Africa’s “economic challenges” after 20 years of democracy New diagnostic tests for Ebola expected in coming months
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The United Nations celebrates the 1996 Declaration of World Thanksgiving, marking the first time every country in the General Assembly unanimously voted in support of a spiritual idea. Language: English…

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