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New report on how to make gender equality a reality

UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri speaking at the launch event for UN Women's flagship report in New York, earlier this year. Photo: UN Women/Ryan Brown

A new report has been launched by the UN agency for gender equality, UN Women, which discusses how to transform economies to realize women's rights. The study entitled "Progress of the World's Women"…

29 Jul 2015 / Listen /
Russia vetoes resolution to create tribunal for downing of MH17 Increase in vulnerable refugees in Jordan seeking shelter in camps Syria crisis a "shameful blot on the world's humanitarian conscience" Reports of "violent clampdown" on people fleeing ISIL in Iraq Security Council resolution reflects "strong commitment" to Somalia "Catastrophic" humanitarian consequences in Yemen Addis Ababa Action Agenda endorsed by UN General Assembly States urged to end trauma of forcible returns
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Small island developing states detail peace and security woes

Climate change poses a threat to survival in the Southwest Pacific, and in most of the small islands around the globe. Photo: FAO/Sue Price

The big issues facing small island developing states (SIDS) were the focus of debate in the UN Security Council…

30 Jul 2015 / Listen /

Economic growth predicted at 0.5% in Latin America and Caribbean

The UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) holds press conference at its headquarters in Santiago, Chile, to launch the Economic Survey of Latin America and the Caribbean 2015. Photo: ECLAC/Carlos Vera

Economic growth in Latin America and the Caribbean will average out at half a per cent in 2015, according…

30 Jul 2015 / Listen /

Nepali families unknowingly send their children to child traffickers

© UNICEF Nepal/2015/Newar

Lured by promises of education and health care, families affected by the earthquake in Nepal are unknowingly sending their…

30 Jul 2015 / Listen /

Thai student says language is "key to understanding different cultures"

Siwathep Singh Khanderpor speaking at the Global Youth Forum on Multilingualism. Photo: UN Web TV

A medical student from Thailand who's studying at a university in China says the only way to understand another…

30 Jul 2015 / Listen /

Political solution only way to end Syrian crisis and ISIL advance

Syrian refugees arrive across the border into Jordan. File Photo: UNHCR/A. Harper

The crisis in Syria has to come to an end as no one is benefiting from the violence except…

29 Jul 2015 / Listen /
Developing countries to lead global population growth Sanctions on Iran and Cuba need phasing out, says expert Somali economy "growing rapidly" Concern over human rights in Belarus
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