Today's News

Key role of finance in achieving a sustainable future

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. UN Photo/Mark Garten

Finance is central to realizing a sustainable future for all people and the planet, the UN Secretary-General told ministers meeting in Lima, Peru, on Friday. Ban Ki-moon is in the South American country…

9 Oct 2015 / Listen /
Proposal announced for Libya unity government Youth jobless rate "still well above pre-crisis levels" Human rights chief urges restraint following deadly West Bank clashes Ebola: first week without a new case of disease UN to launch audit following arrest of former General Assembly president Envoy anticipates announcement of Libya unity government Syria chemical weapons arsenal “almost” completely destroyed Afghanistan appeals for $550 million refugee fund Film supports UN road safety efforts for children Invest more to reduce threat of flash floods Envoy calls for "transparent" DRC elections UN officials welcome new head at climate change panel New global standards to improve adolescent health care WHO supports medical services in Afghan city hit by air strikes UNICEF welcomes cessation of hostilities in Sudan UN chief "shocked" by charges against former General Assembly president New policies need to shake off economic stagnation in developed countries Destruction of Syria monument condemned Fighting escalates in South Sudan state Extreme poverty rate set to fall below 10% by end of 2015 Empower and value teachers to reach new global goals Germany commended for trial of Rwandan rebel leaders "Genuine democracy" must be supported in Burkina Faso
Today's Features

Mentally ill entitled to lives of dignity

World Mental Health Day 2015 - Dignity in mental health. Photo: WHO/S. Volkov

Those suffering from mental illness should be empowered to live lives of dignity.  That's the focus of this year's…

9 Oct 2015 / Listen /

Cautious welcome as EU refugee resettlement bid starts

Some 7,000 people a day now arrive on the Greek coastline, according to UN partner IOM. Photo: I. Prickett

News that the European Union-wide refugee resettlement scheme has begun has been welcomed by the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR.…

9 Oct 2015 / Listen /

"Amazing and unexpected news" of Nobel Peace award

Kaouther Bizani speaking to UN Radio over the phone. Photo: UNIC Tunisia/ Samia Sffar Gorch

The award of the Nobel Peace Prize to a quartet of Tunisian organizations has been described by the UN…

9 Oct 2015 / Listen /

Youth have role to play in ending extreme poverty

World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim  at Annual Meetings Opening in LIMA, Peru. Photo: World Bank/ Simone D. McCourtie

Young people have the power to make a lasting impact on ending extreme poverty and addressing climate change, according…

9 Oct 2015 / Listen /

First-of-its-kind refugee campaign raises over US$1 million in one day

UNHCR launched a campaign on Kickstarter to raise funds to help refugees. Photo: UNHCR

Ordinary Americans are reaching into their wallets to support the growing number of refugees worldwide.  The UN Refugee Agency…

8 Oct 2015 / Listen /
Violence will not be tolerated during Haiti elections We feel forgotten, say Yazidis battling sex slavery Austerity measures to continue at agency helping Palestinian refugees Political obstacles mount in DRC ahead of 2016 elections "Nelson Mandela Rules" on prisoner treatment presented Public asked to solve UN Charter mystery Cuba tourism expected to grow with thawing of US relations African countries using nuclear power for energy "Triple-win" strategy will help end hunger by 2030 Mali peace process "back on track" Countries struggling to stop flow of foreign terrorist fighters Adolescent health care targeted by UN IMF lowers global growth forecasts again for 2015 Putting Afghan women at the centre of farming development
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Programmes from UN Headquarters



Declaration of Human Rights by Eleanor Roosevelt

In this historic audio, listen to Eleanor Roosevelt – diplomat, activist and former First Lady of the United States – read from the Declaration. Duration: 00:12:53     SHARE WITH…

15 Apr 2015 / Listen /

Could Be


Actor Martin Gable is part of this anticipation drama about “what could be” if the countries put as much determination in coming…

15 Apr 2015 / Listen /
Peace on Earth

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