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"Dramatic deepening" of humanitarian crisis in DRC: UN relief chief

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There has been a "dramatic deepening" of the humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), according to the UN relief chief, Stephen O'Brien. The Humanitarian Coordinator was speaking at the…

21 Jul 2017 / Listen /

Development goals not possible without investing in women: UN deputy chief

UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed (second from left) briefs reporters in Nigeria.  She is shown with, from left: UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka; Nigeria's Minister of Women's Affairs and Social Development, Aisha Alhassan, and UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Pramila Patten. Photo: UN News/Lulu Gao.

Reaching the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will not be possible without investing more in women. That's the view of Amina Mohammed, UN Deputy Secretary-General, who is leading a ground-breaking high-level delegation to…

20 Jul 2017 / Listen /
Food aid costs have skyrocketed, warns WFP Most people warned against tobacco use, but industry still resistant New framework to "reinvigorate" African Union-UN partnership: UN chief UN commemorates Nelson Mandela's "lifetime of service"
Today's Features

Photojournalist partners with UN to chronicle refugee journeys


From Lebanon to Greece, British Photographer Giles Duley has been capturing refugees' epic journeys of survival as they search…

24 Jul 2017 / Listen /

Multilingualism promotes respect: Zimbabwean student in China


Growing up in a multilingual home has taught a young woman from Zimbabwe to value all cultures. Gugulethu Jemaine…

24 Jul 2017 / Listen /

Countryside food producers suffering most from poverty


Farmers producing 80 per cent of the world's food are suffering the most from poverty and malnutrition, according to…

22 Jul 2017 / Listen /

Empowering young women to speak for themselves


When it comes to young women's right to access reproductive health care, "knowledge is power," according to an activist…

22 Jul 2017 / Listen /

One million undocumented Afghans to get right to stay in Pakistan

Afghan migrants freshly arrived at the Pakistan-Afghanistan border in  Chaman, Pakistan. Photo: UNHCR/ Chaman,Pakistan/August, 2015

Pakistan's plan to register up to one million undocumented Afghans living in the country is set to bring "much…

21 Jul 2017 / Listen /
Stigma-free access to sexual health care a must for youth Multilingual contest inspires UK student's fight for gender equality More women religious leaders needed to help prevent atrocities UN Messenger of Peace Malala inspires displaced girls in Iraq
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