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Put people first to reduce vulnerability, enhance resilience: UN report

UNDP launches flagship Human Development Report 2014.

Extreme poverty or vulnerability threatens human development and unless it's addressed, progress will not be equal or sustainable. That's according to the UN Development Programme's flagship Human Development Report, which has been tracking…

24 Jul 2014 / Listen /

Serious human rights violations taking place in Gaza

Navi Pillay

Condemning Israel for not taking "all necessary precautions to protect civilian lives” in Gaza, the UN Human Rights Chief Navi Pillay says there is a "strong possibility that international humanitarian law had been violated, in a…

23 Jul 2014 / Listen /
Ban commends John Kerry on "dynamic engagement" with Middle East leaders New global initiative launched to improve testing for HIV in labs UN envoy in Iraq calls for ISIL to be held accountable for "horrific acts" To mark 100 days of captivity for Chibok girls, UN calls for safer schools
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Sustained progress relies on good policies and social institutions

UNDP launches Human Development Report 2014

Most people in countries have been doing steadily better in human development but the progress has been uneven, a…

24 Jul 2014 / Listen /

Europe urged to do more to curb refugee, migrant deaths at sea

UN Photo/Philip Behan

Europe has been called to action to stop the rise of people dying at sea seeking refuge from countries…

24 Jul 2014 / Listen /

UN Emergency fund gives $75 million in relief aid to Sahel and Horn of Africa

Lisa Doughten. CERF@PHOTO

The UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has allocated $75 million to scale up aid in the neglected regions…

23 Jul 2014 / Listen /

Commission of Inquiry established for violations in the occupied Palestinian territory

UN Human Rights Council. UN Photo/Violaine Martin

The UN Human Rights Council has decided to urgently dispatch an international commission of inquiry to investigate all human…

23 Jul 2014 / Listen /
“Time to take action” on youth unemployment Gaza: Number of displaced in UN shelters exceeds 100,000 Prevention can help solve the world's drug problem – INCB Young people in Uzbekistan take on social innovation challenge Women pay the highest price in times of conflict, CEDAW member says FAO warns of fruit bat risk in West African Ebola epidemic Fijian farmers enter lucrative organic papaya market through self-certification Having women preside over UN's most powerful body sends strong message: Lithuania
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Nelson Mandela Addresses General Assembly

ANC leader Nelson Mandela addresses the General Assembly about his fight against the Apartheid regime in South Africa, four years before being elected President. Language: English Genre: Speech 1990 Duration:…

15 Jul 2014 / Listen /

A Symbol of Hope and Humanity

Nelson Mandela and Boutros Boutros Ghali. UNPHOTO

Secretary-General Boutros Boutros Ghali gives a special toast to Nelson Mandela, newly elected president of South Africa. Mandela follows with his own…

15 Jul 2014 / Listen /
Ceremony Naming Nelson and Winnie Mandela’s Corner in New York