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Asia-Pacific countries push to register all births by 2024

Small children look on from their rural home in Kampong Speu, Cambodia (file photo)  © David Longstreath/IRIN

More than 135 million children under the age of five in Asia and the Pacific have not had their births registered, according to the United Nations. It means that millions of people in…

27 Nov 2014 / Listen /

Cultural rights expert calls for renewed "nation-building" in Botswana

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Botswana has been urged to embark on what's been called a "second phase of nation building." Ending an official…

27 Nov 2014 / Listen /

No room for "complacency" in Ebola fight in Liberia

Street sellers in central Monrovia.  Photo: UNDP/Carly Learson (20 November 2014)

Good progress is being made in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia, but the UN is…

27 Nov 2014 / Listen /

"Critical juncture" for Papua New Guinea

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Papua New Guinea is at a critical juncture as its extractive industries boom, according to the UN Development Programme…

27 Nov 2014 / Listen /
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