Today's News

Kuwait receives 1 billion in war reparations from UN panel

Oil fields set ablaze by the Iraqi occupation forces in Al Maqwa, Kuwait.  UN Photo/John Isaac

A billion dollars has been made available to Kuwait for losses incurred in the 1990 Iraqi invasion of the country. The United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC), in charge of handling claims and making…

23 Oct 2014 / Listen /

IPU "shocked and saddened" by attack on Canada's Parliament

Martin Chungong, IPU Secretary General.  UN Photo/Zach Krahmer

An attack on parliament is an attack on democracy itself, according to the Secretary-General of the UN-backed Inter-Parliamentary Union, IPU. On Wednesday, in Canada’s capital city of  Ottawa, an armed gunman killed a…

23 Oct 2014 / Listen /
iTrace global weapons tracking system officially launched Intolerance remains a challenge as Burundi prepares for elections Half a million more cases of TB in world than previously estimated There is no alternative to "silencing the guns" in South Sudan: UN New programme against desertification for Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Cambodia publishes its first report on violence against children DRC surgeon receives Sakharov Prize for helping rape victims Forensic science plays key role in fight against torture Ebola vaccines from Canada and UK to be tested on humans Aid reaches Kobane displaced for first time in 12 months 15 new countries elected to UN Human Rights Council "Clear connection between torture and corruption": UN
Today's Features

Kosovo observes United Nations Day

UN Photo/Mark Garten

Making sure all Kosovars have equal opportunities and can share in nation's development is a key focus of the…

24 Oct 2014 / Listen /

On UN birthday, Afghans look back at their partnership

United Nations security officers raise the UN flag. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras

The UN in Afghanistan has been focused on rebuilding and restoring peace in the country since it opened a…

24 Oct 2014 / Listen /

Security concerns remain in Burundi ahead of 2015 elections

Parfait Onanga-Anyanga, his Special Representative for Burundi and Head of the UN Office in Burundi (BNUB).  UN Photo/Rick Bajornas

There is need to address remaining concerns, including security for Burundi to hold free and fair elections in 2015.…

23 Oct 2014 / Listen /

Gender needs of women in prison not taken into account

Rashida Manjoo. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

Women in prison experience more difficult conditions than men, according to the UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women.…

23 Oct 2014 / Listen /
"The Soil" from South Africa brings its message to the UN Economic growth in Africa overshadowed by Ebola Nine million people developed tuberculosis in 2013 "Huge challenge" getting aid to displaced people in South Sudan Korea urges Japan to take responsibility for "comfort women" issue "Recipes" exist to combat desertification: FAO Vaccines developed to tackle Ebola outbreak in West Africa Meeting in Jamaica seeks to unlock Caribbean economic growth Violence in schools, physical and sexual, underreported Number of Syrian refugees entering Lebanon limited South Sudanese women unveil agenda for peace and development Power of science recognised on anniversary of nuclear organization National Geographic and FAO raise awareness about food security "The Good Lie" movie teaches about violence against children during war
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John F. Kennedy, 1963.

JFK at the United Nations

President of the United States John F. Kennedy addresses the UN General Assembly for the final time, during the “relative calm” of 1963. Language: English Genre: Speech 1963 Duration: 29’04″…

24 Sep 2014 / Listen /

Pope John Paul II Speaks Before the General Assembly

Pope John Paul II

For the United Nations’ 50th birthday, Pope John Paul II praises the quest for freedom as one of the distinguished marks of…

24 Sep 2014 / Listen /
Nelson Mandela Addresses General Assembly