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GA / G77 BOLIVIA WRAP

After being handed over the chairmanship of the Group of 77 and China, Bolivian President Evo Morales said the G77 "is one of the main agents of change" for reaching the anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by the 2015 deadline. UNTV

8 Jan 2014 | Read More »

GA / LATIN AMERICA WRAP 2

President Cristina Fernández of Argentina, in her address to the General Assembly  asked, "what's the difference between death through machine gun, anti-personnel mine, a missile, a grenade, and a chemical weapon?" UNTV

24 Sep 2013 | Read More »

UN / SNOWDEN MERCOSUR

Ministers of the MERCOSUR trade bloc met with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today to voice their "serious" concern over the latest allegations by former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden that theUSwas spying on South American countries. (UNTV)  

5 Aug 2013 | Read More »

UN / QUINOA WRAP

President Evo Morales of Bolivia is inNew York to launch the Year of Quinoa. Quinoa has been a staple crop for centuries in South America, among pre-Columbian Andean farming communities from Columbia to Ecuador and today this traditional Andean grain is being promoted to combat malnutrition.  UNTV

20 Feb 2013 | Read More »

KENYA / FOOD WASTE

Hundreds of ministers and high-level officials dined on perfectly good food grown by Kenyan farmers but rejected by UK supermarkets due to cosmetic imperfections at the headquarters of the UN Environment Program (UNEP) inNairobito highlight a major campaign to cut massive levels of global food loss and waste. UNEP

20 Feb 2013 | Read More »

UN / YEAR OF QUINOA

2013 is the International Year of the Quinoa, a highly nutritious food crop that was domesticated on the high plains of Bolivia and Peru thousands of years ago and has become trendy in many parts of the world. IFAD

4 Jan 2013 | Read More »

BOLIVIA / GLACIER MELT

With glaciers melting away, climate change already has become a fact of life for the poorest. Scientist use satellite technology to find ways to deal with dramatic water shortages in the Andean region. A slow and silent disaster that has started to affect millions. WORLD BANK

1 Jan 2013 | Read More »

BRAZIL / RIO +20 PLENARY WRAP

A flurry of activity continued today (21 June) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for the second day of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), which seeks to shape new policies to promote global prosperity, reduce poverty and advance social equity and environmental protection. UNTV

21 Jun 2012 | Read More »

UN / MORALES PRESSER

Bolivian President Evo Morales offered a press conference today on the sidelines of this week’s General Debate at the United Nations (UN) and defended the legal consumption of coca leaf in his country, which is in contravention of the UN Convention on Narcotic Drugs. UNTV

21 Sep 2011 | Read More »

UN / EVO MORALES

Bolivian President Evo Morales said today that those who head the social struggle for vindication are called terrorists. “I have been accused of being the Andean bin Laden in Bolivia. Lately it’s no longer communist or terrorist but drug trafficker.” UNTV

27 Jul 2011 | Read More »

 

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