Today's News

Greenhouse gas report reveals record CO2 levels


Heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere reached record levels in 2015, UN climate experts said Monday, and they've warned that things are likely to stay that way for generations to come. According to a…

24 Oct 2016 / Listen /

Yemen parties urged to extend ceasefire

Ismail Ould Cheik Ahmed. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

Warring parties in Yemen are being urged by the UN special envoy for the country to renew an existing ceasefire for another 72-hours. A three-day halt in the fighting went into effect on…

22 Oct 2016 / Listen /
Yemen ceasefire "fragile but largely holding" UN chief welcomes "unilateral pause" in Syria bombing "I am here to listen and learn" UN Secretary-General-designate tells Member States Vaccine breakthrough deal set to save millions of children's lives Palestine question "cannot be relegated to a secondary problem:" UN official Yemen parties agree to resume ceasefire for initial 72-hour period Inhabitants of Iraqi city could be used as human shields "Take ownership of vital agenda" UN chief to world's mayors "Absolute devastation" witnessed by UN chief in Haiti Deal on greenhouse gas HFCs welcomed by UN Help rural women to thrive says UN Secretary-General Make handwashing a habit to reduce disease spread: UNICEF
Today's Features

UN will "do the right thing" for Haitian people

Jan Eliasson.  UN Photo/Rick Bajornas

The UN is determined to "do the right thing" on behalf of the Haitian people when it comes to…

25 Oct 2016 / Listen /

Mediterranean death toll hits record high


The death toll among refugees and migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea has reached an all-time high, the…

25 Oct 2016 / Listen /

South Sudan at "tipping point" warns woman activist

Rita Lopidia Abraham (left) is interviewed by Jocelyne Sambira of UN Radio. UN Photo/May Yaacoub

South Sudan is at a "tipping point" and might slide back into war, a young woman activist from the…

25 Oct 2016 / Listen /

Reports of ISIL "ruthlessness" as Mosul battle continues

This family fled the fighting in Mosul, Iraq, and are close to the Khazair checkpoint. They hope to stay in Erbil city until it is safe to return home. Photo: UNHCR/R. Nuri (file photo)

As the battle to liberate the Iraqi city of Mosul from the terrorist group ISIL intensifies, reports continue to…

25 Oct 2016 / Listen /

Families in Yemen struggling to feed their children: WFP

In the photo: Ahmed, 3 years old, receives treatment for moderate acute malnutrition in a hospital in Hajjah, Yemen. Photo: WFP/Abeer Etefa

Severely malnourished children in some parts of Yemen are surviving on bread alone most days of the week. That's…

25 Oct 2016 / Listen /
Risk of "outright violence" increasing against LGBT in cities Project brings water to farmers in dry areas of Guatemala Somalia's Gaalkacyo "tense, volatile" as people flee fighting UN Mission will "stand firm" after violent protests in CAR Opium production surges by 43% in Afghanistan Artist's hands-on world vision of human rights becomes reality Widening the "safety net" and "digital food" in cities Violence against women "pervasive" in Asia-Pacific region Teenage author encourages children to stand up against bullies Making sure women and girls are included in Haiti hurricane response "Make roads safer" to walk and cycle: UNEP Aleppo spotlight as UN Human Rights Council holds special session
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People in Houses

Princess Grace of Monaco stars in this drama about the life of refugees in Europe.   Duration: 28’46″…

24 Dec 2015 / Listen /

Life Begins at Ten


American actors Doris Day and Gregory Peck join Eleanor Roosevelt to raise awareness on the life of refugees in Europe. Duration: 14’21″…

24 Dec 2015 / Listen /
Declaration of Human Rights by Eleanor Roosevelt

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