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Rural women in the Himalayas are making their voices heard

Women living in India’s Himalayan mountain ranges are gaining control over their natural resources and their lives by utilizing their local wisdom.

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30 years since Law of the Sea Convention opened for signature

This year, 2012, marks the 30th anniversary of the opening for signature of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.

UN Radio’s Donn Bobb spoke with the UN Legal Counsel, Under-Secretary-General Patricia O’Brien and asked her why this anniversary is so important.

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Mountainous community in Pakistan comes together to establish microcredit facility

In the mountainous terrain of Azad Jammu and Kashmir in Pakistan, it isn't easy to start a small business. Banks are far away and in bad weather they’re inaccessible by road. Moreover, the poor people here don’t have the collateral for loans or the ability to pay high interest rates.

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Justice systems should protect children

Children should not be locked up in gaols or given harsh sentences, including the death penalty.

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Rwandan rural women farmers empowered

International Women’s Day is observed on 8 March annually to celebrate and highlight the achievements that women are making around the world.

The theme for this year is “Empower Rural Women, End Hunger and Poverty.”

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Syria hospital torture images “truly shocking”

Truly shocking.

That is how the UN Human Rights Office has described television footage reportedly showing the torture of hospital patients in Syria.

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One year on, UN pays tribute to resilience of Japanese quake survivors

The devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan a year ago is chronicled in a photo exhibition at UN headquarters in New York.

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More people have safe drinking water but many still need toilets

The good and bad news have been announced by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the

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The power of a meal and a camera: one child’s journey

Thirteen-year-old Molly invites the world into her world, as she chronicles her life in one of Kenya’s poorest slums.

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Japan shows it’s gratitude to the world following last year’s disaster

Japan is hosting a series of free concerts to express its gratitude for the support it got following the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

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