'Mass gatherings' pose health risks

People who gather in large crowds run a higher risk of catching communicable diseases, especially if that crowd is made up of people from different countries or cultures.

Audio -

Noncommunicable diseases pose serious threat to public health

Millions more people are going to suffer from noncommunicable diseases such as diabetes and heart attack, according to the World Health Organization, (WHO)

Audio -

Breaking the silence around violence against women

Breaking the silence surrounding the issue of violence against women has been one of the greatest achievements of the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women.

That’s according to the President of the grant-making body, Meryem Aslan.

Audio -

Algeria chairs bloc of developing countries and China

As the new chair of the Group of 77 and China, Algeria has vowed to combine efforts with developed countries to resolve the financial crisis.

The G 77 is a bloc of developing countries including China, whose goal is to advance their economic well-being.

Audio -

China reports bird flu death

China has reported that a man has died after contracting bird flu also known as the H5N1 virus.

Audio -

Dignity and determination of women to overcome abuses: Ban

Women around the world are acting with dignity and determination to overcome the abuses that they frequently face.

Audio -

People look to UN to address climate change

People around the world and especially in Asia, have high expectations that the United Nations can help to tackle global problems including climate change. That’s what United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon has said as he started his second five-year term this month.

Audio -

South Africa to emphasize regional cooperation in Security Council


South Africa is emphasizing the importance of closer cooperation between the United Nations and regional organizations in order to solve global problems.

Audio -

Food prices set to remain high and volatile

The price of food around the world is set to remain high and volatile according to the new chief of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Audio -

Ban commits to making “impossible job” possible

The United Nations Secretary-General has committed to making a success of what he described as a “seemingly impossible job”.

Audio -