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International Jazz Day celebrates music's "universal message of peace"


Jazz can help to promote a universal message of peace and provide "unique opportunities for mutual understanding. That's according to Irina Bokova, head of the UN cultural organization, UNESCO, in her message for…

29 Apr 2016 / Listen /
Significant cease-fire violations recorded in Ukraine Lifeline to millions of Syrians is at stake, says aid coordinator Burundi killings “are evidence of spiralling violence” "Moral, legal and political obligation" to help people fleeing war "End madness" of nuclear testing People in North Korea expected to have "borderline" food consumption Victims of Chernobyl nuclear accident remembered on 30th anniversary International community is "failing" Iraq
Today's Features

African nations are ready to step up ahead of COP22


African nations are ready to step into a greater role to fight climate change ahead of this year's UN…

1 May 2016 / Listen /

Hunting an indicted war criminal in the former Yugoslavia: The Lid is On podcast

Slavko Dokmanovic (left, in white shirt) is read his rights by Vladimir Dzuro (right, in white shirt). File Photo (1997): Col. David Jones, US Army

Two United Nations policemen have been talking about the "horror stories" they heard from the families of victims of…

30 Apr 2016 / Listen /

Indigenous women make biggest sacrifices facing climate change

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Indigenous women are responsible for feeding their children and communities, so when resources shrink, women sacrifice their own food…

30 Apr 2016 / Listen /

Recent attacks in Syria show "monstrous disregard" for civilians

Displaced Syrians receive UNICEF winter clothing kits. Photo: UNICEF/Aho Yousef

The latest violence in Syria reveals "a monstrous disregard for civilian lives" by all sides to the country's conflict,…

29 Apr 2016 / Listen /

South Sudan swears in transitional unity government

From left: Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon, First Vice-President of the Republic of South Sudan; President Salva Kiir; and James Wani Igga, Second Vice-President of the Republic of South Sudan. UN Photo/Isaac Billy

The formation of a transitional unity government in South Sudan should result in action to tackle the numerous issues…

29 Apr 2016 / Listen /
Health needs of women and children in conflict zones neglected Syria human toll and suffering "sickening and obscene": UN
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Programmes from UN Headquarters


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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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