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Societies grapple with identity-based tensions, says senior UN official

Nassir Al-Nasser, the High Representative of the UNAOC.  (Photo © UNAOC/Aaron Fineman)

Societies around the world continue to grapple with identity-based tensions, according to the head of the UN Alliance of Civilizations. Nassir Al-Nasser spoke at the start of the 6th Global Forum of the…

29 Aug 2014 / Listen /

Security Council condemns actions of Houthi forces in Yemen

Security Council chamber. UN Photo/JC McIlwaine

  Actions by Houthi forces to undermine the government of Yemen have been condemned by the Security Council. In a statement issued on Friday, the Security Council welcomed the recent progress in Yemen's…

29 Aug 2014 / Listen /
UN official warns of a "dangerous escalation" in the conflict in Ukraine Ebola virus disease could affect 20,000 people in West Africa Effective outcome expected from Alliance of Civilizations meeting in Bali: UN official Economic and social fabric of Syria "ripped to shreds", says UN official All flights to Bentiu in South Sudan grounded following helicopter crash UN chief "alarmed" by reports of fighting in eastern Ukraine UN peacekeepers detained as fighting continues in Golan Heights Security Council condemns downing of UN helicopter in South Sudan UN pledges support to completion of election audit in Afghanistan Over 4000 NGOs gather for annual meeting in New York Mass atrocities being committed daily in Syria
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Poverty and inequality on the increase in Pacific

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UNDP/ Abril Esquivel

Poverty and inequality are on the increase in the Pacific according to a report released by the UN Development…

30 Aug 2014 / Listen /

UN rights chief pleased with "Rights Up Front" legacy

Navi Pillay, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. UN Photo / Jean-Marc Ferré

Getting every UN department to commit to advancing the protection of human rights is one of the highlights of…

29 Aug 2014 / Listen /

Samoa welcomes international community to islands conference

Samoan welcome to SIDS conference
Daniel Dickinson/United Nations Radio

An international meeting to chart the future development of small island states is beginning in the Pacific Ocean nation…

29 Aug 2014 / Listen /

Average of 36 people killed daily in eastern Ukraine: UN


On average, thirty-six people are killed every day in eastern Ukraine in the fighting between armed groups and government…

29 Aug 2014 / Listen /
Private sector encouraged to play leading role in small island developing states #GirlWithABook creators are helping to build a library in Pakistan Women disproportionately affected by climate change UN Alliance of Civilization forum promoting "culture of peace" Displaced people in South Sudan's Bentiu town live in "very dire" conditions UN Libya resolution expands arms embargo, calls for "immediate ceasefire" Civil society leaders discuss post-2015 UN development agenda Diversified economy key to development of SIDS WFP food convoy crosses Rafah crossing into Gaza War crimes and crimes against humanity increase in Syria Samoa prepares to welcome international community Health claims for E-cigarettes disputed by UN health body Urgent need for aid in Ukraine as shelling continues in Lugansk Displaced Iraqis share transit camp with Syrian refugees
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Rock Hudson: The Open Door

American actor Rock Hudson tells the story of a reformed mental health institution in Bethlehem and the work of World Health Organization. Language: English Genre: Drama 1959 Duration: 4’28″…

22 Aug 2014 / Listen /

Maurice Chevalier: Penicillin Featurette

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French actor and singer Maurice Chevalier tells the story of a young woman in a village in Haiti who is saved with…

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