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News in Brief 24 May 2016 (PM)

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addressing a meeting to mark the International Day against Nuclear Tests. UN File Photo/Rick Bajornas

Lebanon: Leaders urged to take steps to end Presidency vacuum Municipal elections in Lebanon are a testament to the country's "enduring democratic tradition," according to the UN Secretary-General. In a statement issued on…

24 May 2016 / Listen /

Equality centre of 2030 discussions in Latin America and Caribbean

Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of ECLAC. Photo: Carlos Vera/ECLAC.

The issue of equality is expected to be at the centre of discussions getting underway in Mexico between representatives…

23 May 2016 / Listen /

Indigenous Navigator: A tool to "revert injustice"

Max Ooft. Photo: UN Radio/D. Penn

Indigenous people in six countries are piloting a tool to document violations of their rights. The Indigenous Navigator, which…

20 May 2016 / Listen /

Racism, sexism plague Canadian indigenous women

Dawn Lavell-Harvard. Photo: UN Radio/D. Penn

Canada's decision to launch an inquiry into the disappearance and murder of hundreds of indigenous women over the past…

20 May 2016 / Listen /
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