World in Progress: Feb 20, 2013 by DW (English) published on 2013-02-20T20:09:55Z Moto Medics in Vietnam -- more rights for individuals under the UN social pact protocol -- Ancient Japanese Music -- Home gardens can ease malnutrition Producer: Anke Rasper Individual complaints mechanism: UN Social Pact ProtocolUruguay has become the 10th country to ratify the Optional Protocol to the UN Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural rights. Citizens can directly seek justice if their rights, like access to adequate housing, water, and work are violated. But while 160 countries have signed the Social Pact itself, only a handful are party to the Optional Protocol - and Germany is not among them.Fighting Malnourishment with vegetable gardensWhen talking about fighting global hunger and malnutrition, staples like wheat and rice first come to mind - but rice doesnt have all the minerals and vitamins people need to be healthy. Vegetables and fruit have an important role to play, says Dyno Keatinge, director general of the World Vegetable Center in Taiwan.Motorcycle medics in VietnamMore than 1.3 million people worldwide are killed in traffic accidents every year - 90 percent of them in developing countries and emerging economies. In places with poor infrastucture, there are often too few ambulances and medics to respond to emergencies in the streets. But in some countries, motorbike-taxi drivers are trained in first aid. Mike Ives caught up with a Moto-Medic in Vietnam.Gagaku - Ancient Japanese MusicJapanese Gagaku is one of the world's oldest living orchestral tradition. Originally, this musical tradition was reserved solely for the entertainment of the Japanese emperor. The current Emperor Akihito has his own orchestra, The Imperial Household Agency. Maria Bakkalapulo had the rare opportunity to attended a performance of this ancient orchestra.