Americas

UN humanitarian chief remembers Sérgio Vieira de Mello

UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos has wrapped up a two-day visit to Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, where she took part in events to observe World Humanitarian Day.

Audio -

Peru: The Food Revolution

There's a new revolution happening in Peru... a food revolution. Ancient cuisine is the top choice for top chefs in the capital, Lima, where ancient crops are produced by smallholder farmers.

Audio -

Hurricane season threatens Haiti

Following extreme weather shocks and poor harvests, over eight million people in Haiti are either severely food insecure or struggling to meet their own food needs on a regular basis.

Audio -

IAEA hosts expert meeting to improve cooperation framework for Latin America and the Caribbean

The role of nuclear techniques in helping to tackle a range of development challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean was the focus of a recent meeting held at the headquarters of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna, Austria.

Audio -

Youth expresses her concern for the environment

Ta’Kaiya Blaney is a 12 year old from the Sliammon First Nation in Canada.

Audio -

Experts shed light on health issues facing indigenous youth in the Americas

A view of the General Assembly Hall at the opening of the twelfth session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. [UN Photo/Rick Bajornas][/caption]It’s common for teenagers to believe life is tough, but for indigenous youth in Central and South America, research shows this is true.

Audio -

Reintegrating ex-prisoners in Rio back to normal life

UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov during his first official visit to Brazil.

Audio -

Arbitrary detention at Guantánamo in breach of international law: UN

United States President Barack Obama thinks the Guantánamo Naval Base camp should close but it’s still open, says the UN Human Rights Office.

Audio -

Bolivia: The Alpaca connection

Alpacas and llamas are becoming big business for poor ranchers and small enterprises in Bolivia due mainly to a growing global demand for alpaca fleece.

This ancient relative of the camel is known for being easier on the environment

Audio -

“Without good nutrition, you can never have healthy children and healthy communities” – UNICEF Executive Director

Guatemala has the sixth highest malnutrition rates in the world, according to UNICEF, the UN children’s agency, with 49 per cent of children under five chronically malnourished or stunted.

Audio -