Today's News

Lack of transparency in use of armed drones creates concern: UN official

Flavia Pansieri. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

Attacks using armed drones are carried out under circumstances that don't allow for transparency to deliver justice to victims. That's what the Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, Flavia Pansieri told a panel…

22 Sep 2014 / Listen /

Over 180,000 women still die from pregnancy and childbirth in Africa

A mother gives one of her children a bath outside of their temporary shelter in a camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) near the town of Jowhar, Somalia.
Credit: UN Photo/Tobin Jones

Despite progress that Africa has made in the past 20 years in the advancement of women, over 180,000 women on the continent still die from complications related to pregnancy and childbirth each year.…

22 Sep 2014 / Listen /
Accord to end fighting in Yemen is welcomed by UN chief Countries urged to reap the "demographic dividend" UN establishes trust fund for response to Ebola in West Africa No "Plan B" for climate action as no "Planet B" HeForShe campaign mobilizes men to advocate for women Climate marchers due to take to streets of New York "Ring a bell to ring out conflict" for International Peace Day: Ban UN condemns killing of peacekeepers in Mali, calls for justice Malaysia Flight MH17 penetrated by "high energy objects outside the aircraft"
Today's Features

Carers seek to offer more support to women who are raped in South Sudan

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Women in South Sudan are increasingly becoming victims of gender-based violence and rape as a result of the ongoing…

23 Sep 2014 / Listen /

Activists explore how technology and new media can boost equality


Grass-roots activists are getting together with business, civil society and the United Nations to discuss how technology and new…

23 Sep 2014 / Listen /

General public can make a contribution to holding back climate change

UN Photo/R Marklin

People across the world can make a tangible contribution to reducing climate change through the personal choices they make,…

23 Sep 2014 / Listen /

First-ever UN World Conference on Indigenous Peoples opens

Tadodaho Sid Hill, Chief of the Onondaga Nation, delivers the ceremonial welcome to participants at the opening of the high-level plenary meeting of the General Assembly known as the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples.
Credit: UN Photo/Mark Garten

Seven years after signing a Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, delegates at the UN are poised to…

22 Sep 2014 / Listen /

Renovated General Assembly Hall reopens for global debate

General Assembly Hall. UN Photo/Kim Haughton

The UN General Assembly (GA) Hall, which has been described as the greatest of Parliaments, underwent a massive renovation…

22 Sep 2014 / Listen /
Bolivia, Ecuador hailed for advances made in indigenous rights First Ladies of Africa working together to empower women Mobile solar computer classroom brings technology to women in Uganda 300,000 people march in New York to halt climate change The world cares about climate change UN nuclear watchdog agency holds its biggest annual event Samoa pushes to reduce gender violence and increase political representation of women Emma Watson joining fight against gender inequality in HeForShe campaign Justice demanded for "mass murder" of migrants in Mediterranean Lebanon needs "massive solidarity" to help Syrian refugees: UNHCR Syrian refugees share bread with displaced Iraqis "Tragic incident" as 15 Syrian children die following measles immunization Ebola impacts economies of West Africa: World Bank Cambodia aims to triple rice exports by 2015 Massive UNHCR aid operation in northern Iraq
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Middelgruden Offshore Wind Farm in Denmark. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

The Energetic Trio

The 1961 UN Radio programme explores a future with clean energy sources. Scientists discuss the possibilities of utilizing the sun, wind and heat stored deep beneath the earth's surface and…

17 Sep 2014 / Listen /

The Yeti

Hagen at work in Nepal. UN PHOTO.

Toni Hagen the Swiss geologist, Aila the sherpa and Fritz the dachshund traverse the Himalayas over and over enough to have climbed…

15 Sep 2014 / Listen /
Three Buildings by a River