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Older people need "greater say" in disaster planning

Seventy-seven-year-old Anacleta struggles to subsist in her storm-ravaged home following Typhoon Haiyan, which struck the Philippines in 2013. File Photo: HelpAge International/Rosaleen Cunningham

Older people need to be consulted more consistently when it comes to planning for the eventuality of disasters; that's according to an expert working for the non-profit organization, HelpAge International in Colombia. Joost…

24 Jun 2016 / Listen /

Colombia and FARC rebels sign ceasefire deal in Cuba

Signing Ceremony: UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

A ceasefire has been signed in Cuba on Thursday between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of…

23 Jun 2016 / Listen /

Latin America UNAIDS ambassador says "macho" gap needs closing

Alejandra Oraa. Photo courtesy of CNN

The "macho" gap in Latin America needs closing when it comes to human rights and equality for people living…

17 Jun 2016 / Listen /

Disaster policy needs to be better communicated to "broader audience"

Cecilia Ugas. Photo: UN Radio/D.Dickinson

Information relating to national disaster risk reduction policies needs to be better communicated to "regular people" according to a…

17 Jun 2016 / Listen /
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