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June, 2013

  • 6 June

    Long-term solutions for radioactive sources

    https://news.un.org/en/sites/news.un.org.en/files/audio/2013/06/f-iaea4page6june.mp3 A look inside the mobile hot cell as the team extracts a radioactive source from a medical device. [IAEA Photo][/caption]Among its many other responsibilities, the International Atomic Energy Agency, the IAEA, helps its member-states find long-term solutions for the safe and secure storage of disused sealed radioactive sources. Sealed …

January, 2013

  • 30 January

    Rebuilding after Typhoon Bopha

    https://news.un.org/en/sites/news.un.org.en/files/audio/2013/01/f-ilo-bopha30jan.mp3 The Philippines ranks third among the top three major disaster-prone countries after the Pacific Island States of Vanuatu and Tonga says IOM, the International Office for Migration. Typhoon Bopha, which ravaged the Philippines late last year, killed over a thousand people and displaced at least 800,000. IOM says it …

  • 25 January

    Philippines: UN and partners call for additional funding for post-typhoon recovery

    “Typhoon Pablo was the most deadly storm globally in 2012, and reportedly the most powerful storm to hit southern Mindanao in more than 100 years, UN Humanitarian Coordinator for the Philippines Luiza Carvalho said at the launch of the revised appeal in Manila, referring to the typhoon by its local …

  • 8 January

    Recovering from Typhoon Bopha

    https://news.un.org/en/sites/news.un.org.en/files/audio/2013/01/f-phil-bopha4page8jan13.mp3 More than a thousand people died in the Philippines when Typhoon Bopha (locally known as Typhoon Pablo) ravaged southern Mindanao in early December 2012. It was the strongest typhoon to hit the area in decades, triggering flash floods and landslides displacing at least 10,000 people. The storm also destroyed …

December, 2012

October, 2012

September, 2012

  • 9 September

    ILO Convention 189 seeks to extend rights to domestic workers

    https://news.un.org/en/sites/news.un.org.en/files/audio/2012/09/f-domesticwork4page-7sept.mp3 The Philippines was the second country to ratify ILO Convention No. 189 on Decent Work for Domestic Workers. Uruguay was the first country to do so in June of 2012. Convention No. 189 lays down basic rights and principles for domestic workers and requires states to take a series …

August, 2012

  • 13 August

    UN food relief agency supporting efforts to assist flood victims in the Philippines

    “WFP is saddened by the humanitarian impact of the non-stop rains over the last week in the Philippines, and we would like to reiterate our solidarity with the Philippine Government during times of emergencies, the World Food Programmes (WFP) representative to the Philippines, Stephen Anderson, said in a news release. …