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Asia and Pacific countries still face challenges in fighting poverty

Access to safe drinking water is still a problem in Asia Pacific. UNDP is working to overcome these challenges. Photo: UNICEF (file)

Countries in the Asia and Pacific region are still facing a lot of challenges in eliminating poverty and promoting development. That's according to Haoliang Xu, the UN Development Programme (UNDP)'s Regional Bureau Director…

5 Mar 2015 / Listen /

Mixed report on global efforts to fight organized crime

Yury Fedotov, Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). UN Photo/Devra Berkowitz

Preventing transnational organized crime is recognized as an important part of promoting sustainable development. Representatives of governments, civil society,…

2 Mar 2015 / Listen /

News in brief 27 February 2015 (PM)

UN Secretary-General. Credit: UN Photo/Amanda Voisard (file photo)

Boko Haram use of children as suicide bombers "abhorrent" The abduction and use of children, including as suicide bombers…

27 Feb 2015 / Listen /

News in brief 27 February 2015 (AM)

UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov. UN Photo/Devra Berkowitz (file)

Release of hostages held by Somali pirates welcomed The UN special envoy to Somalia, Nicholas Kay, has welcomed the…

27 Feb 2015 / Listen /
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