All Posts Tagged With: "United Nations"

Indigenous communities struggle for global recognition

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Indigenous communities struggle for global recognition

During the Worldfocus series Indigenous Cultures, we have shown the severe threats facing native communities across the world. Worldfocus interviewed Renee Davis and Tiffany Waters, research associates at the Center for World Indigenous Studies about the movement for self-determination among indigenous people across the globe.

Posted: February 26, 2010 14:21   Comments: 5
UN revamping its New York headquarters building

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UN revamping its New York headquarters building

Worldfocus producer Mohammad Al-Kassim talks with Michael Adlerstein, the UN Assistant Secretary-General in charge of renovating the Secretariat building on the east side of Manhattan.

Posted: February 12, 2010 13:02   Comments: 5
U.N. aid worker recounts rescue after 5 days under rubble

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U.N. aid worker recounts rescue after 5 days under rubble

Jens Kristensen, a senior humanitarian officer with the UN's peacekeeping force in Haiti, survived for five days under the rubble of the UN headquarters. Since he was largely unharmed, Mr. Kristensen chose to stay in Haiti to help with the rescue mission. Listen to our interview with him from Port-au-Prince.

Posted: January 26, 2010 14:23   Comments: 0
Worldfocus Radio: Haiti and DR — Unequal Neighbors

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Worldfocus Radio: Haiti and DR — Unequal Neighbors

Martin Savidge hosts Marselha Gonçalves Margerin of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights and Michele Wucker of the World Policy Institute to discuss these unequal neighbors. From racism and hate crimes to migration and increased trading, they examine the relations between Haiti and the Dominican Republic and the role of the U.S.

Posted: January 20, 2010 20:30   Comments: 25
Relief spreads to damaged areas beyond Haiti’s capital

Interview

Relief spreads to damaged areas beyond Haiti’s capital

Ben Malor, an associate spokesman for the United Nations Secretary-General, visited the earthquake zone yesterday. He and Martin Savidge discuss the looting, violence, aid distribution and what the situation is like outside the capital.

Posted: January 18, 2010 16:06   Comments: 1
UN, Rwanda and investors entangled in Congo’s future

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UN, Rwanda and investors entangled in Congo’s future

Worldfocus contributor Michael J. Kavanagh is based in the DR Congo’s capital, Kinshasa. In this Q&A, he explains the controversy surrounding the United Nations peacekeeping mission, rebel integration into Congolese Army ranks and the economic viability of this resource-rich, war-torn country.

Posted: January 7, 2010 16:04   Comments: 1
Crumbling security situation further cripples DR Congo

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Crumbling security situation further cripples DR Congo

Worldfocus contributor Michael J. Kavanagh is based in Kinshasa, DR Congo. He gives Daljit Dhaliwal an update on the civil war that continues to cripple the country. He says the security situation is the worst he has seen in a decade -- since the start of the Second Congo War.

Posted: January 5, 2010 16:34   Comments: 1
Bangladesh reels from the impact of climate change

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Bangladesh reels from the impact of climate change

Addressing the effects of rising seas, a Bangladeshi man created "school boats" to bring school to children. Producer Steve Sapienza of the Pulitzer Center reports on how social entrepreneurs, NGOs and governments in poorer countries are trying to deal with climate change today.

Posted: December 8, 2009 15:55   Comments: 3
Palestinian president bows out, future of peace in question

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Palestinian president bows out, future of peace in question

Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president, has decided not to seek re-election. Israeli Minister Yuli Edelstein discusses the prospects of peace in the Middle East and why Israel won't agree to a settlement freeze. Al Jazeera English's John Terrett reports on the challenges and reasons behind Abbas' decision.

Posted: November 6, 2009 14:39   Comments: 33
One billion people around the world go hungry

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One billion people around the world go hungry

Anita Shawa of the United Nations Millennium Campaign to end poverty and hunger addresses the one billion people worldwide who suffer from hunger. Al Jazeera English's Amr al-Kahky reports from Egypt on the difficulty of buying the basic necessities. Rising food prices have led to increased poverty and heightened security issues.

Posted: October 16, 2009 15:42   Comments: 2
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