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UN chief calls for solidarity with civilians, aid workers caught in conflict

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People worldwide are being asked to stand in solidarity with the millions of civilians globally who have been affected by conflict and the aid workers who are supporting them. UN Secretary-General António Guterres…

18 Aug 2017 / Listen /

UN agencies supporting Sierra Leone relief efforts


Relief efforts continue in Sierra Leone, where mudslides earlier this week killed more than 400 people, a quarter of them children. The mudslides were triggered by torrential rain, wiping out entire communities around…

18 Aug 2017 / Listen /
UN chief condemns "heinous" Barcelona terrorist attack UN-backed court orders extremist to pay reparations for Timbuktu destruction UN chief calls for “dial up” in diplomacy to resolve Korean crisis New convention tackles dangers posed by mercury
Today's Features

War surgeon: I feel more at risk of death on front line


A leading war surgeon has spoken of the increasing risks associated with saving lives in combat zones and the…

21 Aug 2017 / Listen /

UN human rights experts concerned about situation in Burundi


International human rights experts monitoring Burundi have seen "no sign of positive evolution" in the country since June. That's…

21 Aug 2017 / Listen /

Humanitarian aid a “fantastic investment,” says UN relief chief

UN refugee agency and its partners deliver aid to hard-to-reach neighbourhoods in Eastern Aleppo, Syria. Photo: UNHCR

Providing humanitarian aid today to the world's needy is a "fantastic investment" in the future. That's according to the…

18 Aug 2017 / Listen /

7.7 million people in DRC face "acute hunger" UN warns


Around 7.7 million people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) face acute hunger; a 30 per cent…

18 Aug 2017 / Listen /

South Sudan refugees in Uganda pass one million mark: UNHCR

A young South Sudanese refugee cooks food at a camp in northern Uganda Photo: UNHCR/Will Swanson

The number of people from South Sudan seeking refuge in Uganda has reached one million, the UN Refugee Agency…

17 Aug 2017 / Listen /
You can do anything you set your mind to: Kenya youth delegate Only 1 in 5 women addicts seeks treatment, warns UN expert "Time running out" to stop terrorism's spread across the Sahel Rescue mission turns to recovery after deadly Sierra Leone mudslide
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Declaration of Human Rights by Eleanor Roosevelt


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