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UN Calling Asia: focus on General Assembly debate and Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai (centre), education advocate and Co-founder of the Malala Fund, addresses the General Assembly during the opening day of the UN's Sustainable Development Summit, taking place in New York from 25-27, September, 2015. She is joined by youth from all 193 Member States holding lanterns that represent the youth's hope for the future and committment to help meet the Global Goals set down in the Summit's agenda,

Reconciliation “imperative” to Sri Lanka’s future The reconciliation between former foes in Sri Lanka is "imperative" to the future of the country according to the island nation's president. Sri Lanka is recovering from…

1 Oct 2015 / Listen /

UN Calling Asia: focus on Afghanistan, UN Messenger of Peace and Asian youth

Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Afghanistan at stakeout.

 Afghans counting on international support Continued international engagement in Afghanistan is critical to avoid waves of people from leaving…

24 Sep 2015 / Listen /

UN Calling Asia: focus on Sri Lanka, afghan refugees and poverty reduction

Vijitha Pavanendran holds a photo of her husband who was killed by unknown attackers during Sri Lanka's civil war. Photo: Amantha Perera/IRIN

War crimes court urged for Sri Lanka Ten of thousands of people suffered human rights violations including torture and…

17 Sep 2015 / Listen /

UN Calling Asia: focus on terrorism, interfaith dialogue and financial systems


Terrorist groups recruiting in Central Asia  Terrorist groups are actively recruiting fighters in Central Asian countries, according to a…

10 Sep 2015 / Listen /
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