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UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme ) and PRB (Population Reference Bureau) archives

These transmissions from UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme ) and PRB (Population Reference Bureau) are part of the first RealAudio tests at Internet Radio NEXUS dating back to 1995. They are kept online for historical reasons only and may have no actuality value. Due to recent cuts in our budget, we are unable to bring you these news items on a regular basis as much as we would like to do. Please consider becoming a NEXUS-IBA sponsor.

Please notice that we preserved the original 1995 quality of RealAudio streams at 8 kbps(mono), which, at that time, was the maximum permittable bandwidth for the existing internet connections.

The Global 500 Challenge, Story # 1: Andrew D. Holleman (Mass, USA) [02:15]

by UNEP / PRB

The Global 500 Challenge, Story # 2: Chandi Prasad Bhatt (India) [02:26]

by UNEP / PRB

The Global 500 Challenge, Story # 3: Francisco "Chico" Mendez (Brazil) [02:17]

by UNEP / PRB

The Global 500 Challenge, Story # 4: Michael Werickhe (Kenya) [02:33]

by UNEP / PRB

The Global 500 Challenge, Story # 5: [01:27]

by UNEP / PRB

The Global 500 Challenge, Story # 6: [01:34]

by UNEP / PRB

NEXUS-IBA officially approved for association with the UN/DPI

NEXUS-International Broadcasting Association has been officially approved for association with the Department of Public Information of the United Nations

On June 15, 1995, NEXUS-International Broadcasting Association has been officially approved for association with the Department of Public Information of the United Nations. This formal act recognizes the important role of our Non Profit, Non Governamental Organization (NGO), and the efforts of our members and volunteers in providing information on the activities of the United Nations to millions of people around the world since 1979.

The United Nations and UNESCO have been associated as ordinary members of NEXUS-International Broadcasting Association since 1990.

The original text of UN DPI’s Press Release dated June 22, 1995 follows:

PI/901
NGO/256
22 June 1995

THIRTY-EIGHT NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS APPROVED FOR ASSOCIATION
WITH DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INFORMATION

The Department of Public Information (DPI) Committee on Non-Governmental
Organizations met on 15 June and approved the association with the
Department of 38 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from 16 countries.

The NGOs newly associated with DPI come from the following countries: 15
from the United States; three each from Argentina and the Russian
Federation; two each from Italy, Japan, Spain, and Venezuela; and one each
from Australia, Cameroon, Colombia, France, Germany, Kuwait, Slovakia,
Sweden, and Switzerland.

Those organizations are: the Arab Towns Organization (Kuwait);
Asociacion de Promocion de la Educacion Popular (Venezuela); Camara de
Comercio, Industria y Produccion de la Republica Argentina (Argentina);
Child Welfare League of America, Inc. (United States); Children of the
Earth (United States); Comite Francais des Organisations Non-
Gouvernementales pour la Liaison et l'Information des Nations Unies
(France); Delta Kappa Gamma Society International (United States);
Federation of American Women's Clubs Overseas (United States); Federation
des Associations Feminines du Cameroun (Cameroon); Foundation Ecology and
Life (Slovakia); Friends of UNESCO - Basque Country (Spain); Fundacion Casa
de la Cultura, el Arte y la Ciencia (Colombia); Fundacion Habitat
(Argentina); Global Alliance for Women's Health (United States); Globetree
Foundation (Sweden); International Union of Economists (Russian
Federation); International Association of Women Judges (United States); and
the International Network of Engineers and Scientists for Global
Responsibility (Germany).

Also, Liga de Amas de Casa, Consumidores y Usuarios de la Republica
Argentina (Argentina); MAP International (United States); Mega Cities
Project, Inc. (United States); Movimondo (Italy); NAFSA: Association of
International Educators (United States); National Cultures Centre (Russian
Federation); National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic
Council (Australia);

NEXUS-International Broadcasting Association (Italy);

No to Alcoholism and Narcotics (Russian Federation); Osaka Junior Chamber,
Inc. (Japan); Rainforest Alliance (United States); Sociedad de Estudios
Internacionales (Spain); Solar Cookers International (United States);
Universal Great Brotherhood (Venezuela); Well-Aging Association of
Japan (Japan); Wellstart International (United States); Wittenberg
Center for Alternative Resources (United States); Women's World Summit
Foundation (Switzerland); Women's Action for New Directions (United
States); and the World Council of Independent Christian Churches (United
States).

The above organizations have effective means of information dissemination
to their constituents and, as part of their association with DPI, have
agreed to help build public understanding of and support for United Nations
programmes and goals. Since 1968, the number of NGOs associated with DPI
has increased from 204 to 1,460.

Organizations eligible for association with DPI are those which share the
ideals of the United Nations Charter; operate solely on a not-for-profit
basis; have a demonstrated interest in United Nations issues and proven
ability to reach large or specialized audiences, such as educators, media
representatives, policy makers and the business community; have the
commitment and means to conduct effective information programmes about
United Nations activities through publication of newsletters, bulletins,
backgrounders and pamphlets, organization of conferences, seminars and
round tables, and enlisting the cooperation of print and broadcast media.

With its seat in Milano, Italy, NEXUS-International Broadcasting Association is a strictly non-profit association founded under Italian Law and entirely operated by volunteers that operates IRRS-Shortwave to Europe and IRRS-Globe Radio Milan on FM. NEXUS-IBA, which is designated as an independent “Community Broadcaster”, according to the Italian Broadcasting Law of 1990, makes available broadcast time to members and non members of the Association, with no commercial advertising on the air and, currently, with no corporate underwriting.

For a direct impression of the NEXUS-IBA / IRRS-Shortwave operation, you may tune in Europe to the Shortwave frequency 7,125 kHz (41 metre band) daily from 07:00 to 22:00 Central European Time (CET). In Milano, Italy, NEXUS-IBA is on the air on 88.85 MHz FM with programming in the English language.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
NEXUS-International Broadcasting Association,
phone: +39- 02-266-6971
fax: +39-02-706-38-151
email: info@nexus.org

 

SWR Switzerland on IRRS-Shortwave

Free radio programmers' association "SWR Switzerland" start airing via IRRS-Shortwave every Saturday afternoon

Milano, Italy — 5 February, 1994: Short Wave Radio Switzerland (SWR) inaugurated today at 13 hrs Central European Time (12 UTC) their first relay broadcast via IRRS-Shortwave, featuring a one hour International Music Radio’s (IMR) – Voice of Basel transmission.

SWR plans to continue their transmissions during 1994 with two one- hour transmissions at 13 CET every month (repeated every second and fourth Saturday at the same time). SWR broadcasts will feature more of free radio programs reviously heard only through pirate radio stations throughout the world. Short Wave Radio Switzerland is a non profit association founded in 1993 by enthusiastic Shortwave DX-ers, whose basic aim is to encourage free radio programming on Shortwave, and help small radio programmers to air through official, high power, legal stations.

Welcoming the new member SWR-Switzerland, the president of NEXUS-IBA stated: “We are aware that not all of these programs are strictly professional programs like most of those relayed by IRRS-Shortwave, but we will try the best we can to help the most valuable producers to emerge, and, if possible, even try to get proper financing and sponsorship for them to continue. We have received clear indications also from our own listeners that an audience exists also for such productions, and we have missed the appointment until now, as every other major international broadcaster. NEXUS-IBA’s charter contains explicit indications on how to offer our services to special value and minority programmers: we want to continue to be a real international community radio, which maintains a very tight and personal relation with all European listeners, and this is a splendid opportunity for us to fulfill our aims.”

NEXUS-IBA has offered SWR Switzerland their lowest rates and a dedicated segment as an encouragement to so called underground free radio or pirate radio productions to emerge by means of a legal and powerful media. In relaying these programs, NEXUS-IBA does not directly or indirectly endorse the principle or right of free-radio producers to air via unregulated, unlicensed media (pirate radio), but, on the contrary, intends to offer IRRS-Shortwave as a legal media and an excellent arena to be heard and judged for the value of their productions. Professional consulting will also be available to free radio producers as to all NEXUS-IBA program producers to help them improving the quality of their programs.

With its seat in Milano, Italy, NEXUS-International Broadcasting Association is a strictly non-profit association founded under Italian Law that operates IRRS-Shortwave to Europe and IRRS-Globe Radio Milan on FM. NEXUS-IBA, which is designated as an independent “Community Broadcaster”, according to the Italian Broadcasting Law of 1991, makes available broadcast time at cost to members of the Association, with no commercial advertising on the air and, currently, with no corporate underwriting.

For a direct impression of the NEXUS-IBA / IRRS-Shortwave operation, you may tune in Europe to the Shortwave frequency 7,125 kHz (41 metre band) daily from 07:00 to 22:00 Central European Time (CET). In Milano, Italy, NEXUS-IBA is on the air on 88.85 MHz FM with programming in the English language.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
NEXUS-International Broadcasting Association,
phone: +39-02-266 69 71
fax: +39-02-706 38 151
email: info@nexus.org

or:

SWR-Switzerland,
PO Box 35,
CH-6027 Romerswil, Switzerland.

UN Radio news on ex-Yugoslavia

United Nations radio via IRRS-Shortwave

NEXUS-International Broadcasting Association adds more United Nations Radio news on the current situation in the ex- Yugoslavia

Milano, Italy – 18 June, 1993: The latest news from the United Nations on the current situation in the ex-Yugoslavia are being heard now every week on IRRS-Shortwave from Milano, Italy, on 7,125 kHz (41 meter band, Shortwave), with comprehensive coverage of the entire European Continent, North Africa, Middle East, and reception extended to the farthest regions of the world during the 02:00-03:00 UTC transmission.

Additionally, from 14 June to 25 June, 1993, IRRS-Shortwave will also provide daily UN Radio coverage of the meetings of the World Conference on Human Rights, in Vienna, Austria, with reports in English, French and Russian.

Other regular United Nations Radio programmes may be heard via IRRS- Shortwave from Milano daily in English from 09:30 Central European Time, and every Sunday in English, French, Spanish and Russian at various times, including the latest news on major developments at the UN Headquarters, and in other regions of the wprld (e.g. Somalia).

With its seat in Milano, Italy, NEXUS-International Broadcasting Association is a strictly non-profit association founded under Italian Law which operates IRRS-Shortwave to Europe and IRRS-Globe Radio Milan on FM. NEXUS-IBA, which is designated as an independent “Community Broadcaster”, according to the Italian Broadcasting Law of 1991, makes available broadcast time at cost to members of the Association, with no commercial advertising on the air and, currently, with no corporate underwriting. United Nations Radio is one of the members of NEXUS- International Broadcasting Association. In addition to the UN, membership also includes to date UNESCO, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), Deutsche Welle, Pan American Broadcasting Company, and a number of private individuals.

For a direct impression of the NEXUS-IBA / IRRS-Shortwave operation, you may tune in Europe to the Shortwave frequency 7,125 kHz (41 metre band) daily from 02-03 UTC, 07:00 to 10:00 Central European Time (CET), and from 18:00 to 22:00 CET; (07:00 to 23:30 CET on Sat and Sun). In Milano, Italy, NEXUS-IBA is on the air on 88.85 MHz FM with programming in the English language from the BBC and Deutsche Welle (*).

(*) Deutsche Welle is no more a member of NEXUS-IBA as of Jan. 1, 1994.

Special Reports on Yugoslavia:

Weekly UN RADIO reports via IRRS-Shortwave to Europe on 7,125 kHz Shortwave

Day UTC (summer) Central European Time

Saturday: 17:00, 19:15 19:00, 21:15
Sunday: 06:00, 08:00, 16:00 08:00, 10:00, 18:00
17:00, 19:00, 20:00 19:00, 21:00, 22:00
Monday: 04:00 02:00 (to Americas & E Europe)
07:30, 12:30 09:30, 14:30

World Conference on Human Rights, June 14-25 in Vienna:
Daily UN RADIO news via IRRS-Shortwave to Europe on 7,125 kHz Shortwave

Day UTC (summer) Central European Time

Daily: 02:00 04:00 (Russian)
02:30 04:30 (English, French)
05:00 07:00 (French, English)
06:00 08:00 (English, French)
07:00 09:00 (Russian, English, French)
17:00 19:00 (English, French)

UN Radio news coverage of the activities of the organization may be heard in Europe, Middle East, North Africa, and in the Americas with first hand reports from UN Headquarters in New York,via IRRS-Shortwave from Milano, Italy, on 7,125 kHz (41 meter band, Shortwave).

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

NEXUS-International Broadcasting Association,
phone: +39-02 2666971
email: info@nexus.org

NEXUS-International Broadcasting Association adds more United Nations Radio news on the current situation in the ex-Yugoslavia

NEXUS-International Broadcasting Association adds more United Nations Radio news on the current situation in the ex-Yugoslavia

NEXUS-International Broadcasting Association adds more United Nations Radio news  on the current situation in the ex-Yugoslavia

UN Radio news coverage of the activities of the organization may be heard in Europe, Middle East, North Africa, and in the Americas with first hand reports from UN Headquarters in New York,via IRRS-Shortwave from Milano, Italy, on 7,125 kHz (41 meter band, Shortwave).

Milano, Italy – 18 June, 1993: The latest news from the United Nations on the current situation in the ex-Yugoslavia are being heard now every week on IRRS-Shortwave from Milano, Italy, on 7,125 kHz (41 meter band, Shortwave), with comprehensive coverage of the entire European Continent, North Africa, Middle East, and reception extended to the farthest regions of the world during the 02:00-03:00 UTC transmission.

Additionally, from 14 June to 25 June, 1993, IRRS-Shortwave will also provide daily UN Radio coverage of the meetings of the World Conference on Human Rights, in Vienna, Austria, with reports in English, French and Russian.

Other regular United Nations Radio programmes may be heard via IRRS- Shortwave from Milano daily in English from 09:30 Central European Time, and every Sunday in English, French, Spanish and Russian at various times, including the latest news on major developments at the UN Headquarters, and in other regions of the wprld (e.g. Somalia).

With its seat in Milano, Italy, NEXUS-International Broadcasting Association is a strictly non-profit association founded under Italian Law which operates IRRS-Shortwave to Europe and IRRS-Globe Radio Milan on FM. NEXUS-IBA, which is designated as an independent “Community Broadcaster”, according to the Italian Broadcasting Law of 1991, makes available broadcast time at cost to members of the Association, with no commercial advertising on the air and, currently, with no corporate underwriting. United Nations Radio is one of the members of NEXUS- International Broadcasting Association. In addition to the UN, membership also includes to date UNESCO, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), Deutsche Welle, Pan American Broadcasting Company, and a number of private individuals.

For a direct impression of the NEXUS-IBA / IRRS-Shortwave operation, you may tune in Europe to the Shortwave frequency 7,125 kHz (41 metre band) daily from 02-03 UTC, 07:00 to 10:00 Central European Time (CET), and from 18:00 to 22:00 CET; (07:00 to 23:30 CET on Sat and Sun). In Milano, Italy, NEXUS-IBA is on the air on 88.85 MHz FM with programming in the English language from the BBC and Deutsche Welle (*).

(*) Deutsche Welle is no more a member of NEXUS-IBA as of Jan. 1, 1994.

Special Reports on Yugoslavia: Weekly UN RADIO reports via IRRS-Shortwave to Europe on 7,125 kHz Shortwave

Day UTC (summer) Central European Time

Saturday: 17:00, 19:15 19:00, 21:15
Sunday: 06:00, 08:00, 16:00 08:00, 10:00, 18:00
17:00, 19:00, 20:00 19:00, 21:00, 22:00
Monday: 04:00 02:00 (to Americas & E Europe)
07:30, 12:30 09:30, 14:30

World Conference on Human Rights, June 14-25 in Vienna:
Daily UN RADIO news via IRRS-Shortwave to Europe on 7,125 kHz Shortwave

Day UTC (summer) Central European Time

Daily: 02:00 04:00 (Russian)
02:30 04:30 (English, French)
05:00 07:00 (French, English)
06:00 08:00 (English, French)
07:00 09:00 (Russian, English, French)
17:00 19:00 (English, French)

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

NEXUS-International Broadcasting Association,
phone: +39-02 2666971
fax:+39-02-706 38 151
email: info@nexus.org