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UN CALLING ASIA: "Dignified shelters" for Syrian refugees in Iraq

The IKEA Foundation is funding the development of durable and easy-to-assemble shelters for refugees. (video capture)

Syrian refugees at a camp in northern Iraq are enjoying what have been described as "dignified shelters." The white, solid, rectangular shelters are replacing the fabric tents that are typically found in refugee…

24 Jul 2014 / Listen /

Young people in Uzbekistan take on social innovation challenge

Young innovators presenting their social innovation to potential investors. UNDP Uzbekistan

Young people in Uzbekistan have been challenged by the United Nations to come up with ways of promoting volunteerism…

22 Jul 2014 / Listen /

UN Security Council votes for a probe on Malaysia air crash

Julie Bishop.UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

A UN resolution, backed by all 15 Members of the Council, is calling for the safe, secure, full and…

21 Jul 2014 / Listen /

Fijian farmers enter lucrative organic papaya market through self-certification

Organic Papaya (IFAD - video capture)

A group of 20 young Fijian farmers dream of earning enough money to support their siblings. Their plan? To…

21 Jul 2014 / Listen /
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