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Tech bank for Least Developed Countries among outcomes of UN conference

Participants at the Midterm Review of the Istanbul Programme of Action, in Antalya, Turkey. 27 May 2016. Photo: UNOHRLLS

The proposed establishment later this year of a technology bank to help 48 of the world's poorest countries to increase their scientific and technological capacities is among the outcomes of a UN conference…

29 May 2016 / Listen /

Conference reviews progress in world's Least Developed Countries

Gauri Pradhan of LDC Watch (left) and Gyan Chandra Acharya, UN Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States. Photo: UN Radio/R. Abaza.

Many of the world's Least Developed Countries (LDCs) have yet to meet an economic growth target critical for them to graduate from the category, a senior UN official has said. Gyan Chandra Acharya…

28 May 2016 / Listen /

Syria: Nearly 600,000 living under siege

Stephen O'Brien (on screen), UN Photo/Loey Felipe

Nearly 600,000 Syrians are living in besieged areas, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator told the Security Council on Friday. Stephen O'Brien said the numbers are "shocking," particularly in light of a cessation of hostilities…

27 May 2016 / Listen /
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Today's Features

Afghan father-son duo bike 7,000 miles for peace


A father and son cycling team from Afghanistan have biked 7,000 miles to deliver a hopeful message of peace…

30 May 2016 / Listen /

Sowing new seeds to end hunger in Central African Republic


A campaign to help around 50,000 subsistence-farming families in the Central African Republic (CAR) break out of their cycle…

30 May 2016 / Listen /

With global support "peace is doable" in Darfur

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"Peace is doable" in the Darfur region of Sudan with support and encouragement from the rest of the world.…

30 May 2016 / Listen /

Peacekeeping a "cause worth dying for"

UNAMID troops from South Africa get ready for a night patrol to Kassab camp for internally displaced persons in Kutum, North Darfur. Photo: UNAMID/Albert González Farran

Peacekeeping is one way to help countries recover their physical, "moral, and psychological health." That's the passionate view of…

29 May 2016 / Listen /

More action needed for countries to graduate from LDC group

Two women grind rice outside a water pump station in the area of Koroyomme, Timbuktu. UN Photo/Marco Dormino

More needs to be done to ensure the world's Least Developed Countries (LDCs) move out of this category. That's…

29 May 2016 / Listen /

Agriculture key to transform world's Least Developed Countries

Farmers in South East Senegal. Photo: Video capture "Senegal: Let the Sun Shine"/IFAD

Agriculture is the "backbone" that will lift the world's Least Developed Countries (LDCs) out of that category, according to…

29 May 2016 / Listen /
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