Today's News

UN to launch audit following arrest of former General Assembly president

Stéphane Dujarric. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

An audit will be launched into the relationship between the United Nations and two private organizations following the arrest this week of a former UN General Assembly president in connection with an alleged…

8 Oct 2015 / Listen /
Envoy anticipates announcement of Libya unity government Syria chemical weapons arsenal “almost” completely destroyed Afghanistan appeals for $550 million refugee fund Film supports UN road safety efforts for children Invest more to reduce threat of flash floods Envoy calls for "transparent" DRC elections UN officials welcome new head at climate change panel New global standards to improve adolescent health care WHO supports medical services in Afghan city hit by air strikes UNICEF welcomes cessation of hostilities in Sudan UN chief "shocked" by charges against former General Assembly president New policies need to shake off economic stagnation in developed countries Destruction of Syria monument condemned Fighting escalates in South Sudan state Extreme poverty rate set to fall below 10% by end of 2015 Empower and value teachers to reach new global goals Germany commended for trial of Rwandan rebel leaders "Genuine democracy" must be supported in Burkina Faso Sudan bemoans sanctions and boycotts 500 children killed in Yemen in last six months People of Greece have demonstrated "solidarity' with migrants Foreign Minister says Russia and west "eye-to-eye" on fighting terrorism in Syria Prime Minister proposes "Marshall Plan" for Somalia
Today's Features

Cautious welcome as EU refugee resettlement bid starts

Some 7,000 people a day now arrive on the Greek coastline, according to UN partner IOM. Photo: I. Prickett

News that the European Union-wide refugee resettlement scheme has begun has been welcomed by the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR.…

9 Oct 2015 / Listen /

First-of-its-kind refugee campaign raises over US$1 million in one day

UNHCR launched a campaign on Kickstarter to raise funds to help refugees. Photo: UNHCR

Ordinary Americans are reaching into their wallets to support the growing number of refugees worldwide.  The UN Refugee Agency…

8 Oct 2015 / Listen /

Violence will not be tolerated during Haiti elections

Voters turn out during the first round of Haiti wide elections in Cite Soleil, one of Port au Prince, Haiti's most volatile neighbourhoods - August 2015. Photo: UN Photo/Logan Abass

Political violence will not be tolerated during this month's elections, said the head of the UN mission in Haiti…

8 Oct 2015 / Listen /

We feel forgotten, say Yazidis battling sex slavery

Iraqi women. UN File Photo/Rick Bajornas

Thousands of members of the Yazidi community, which the terrorist group ISIL regards as apostates, were captured and sold…

8 Oct 2015 / Listen /

Austerity measures to continue at agency helping Palestinian refugees

UNRWA distributes life-saving assistance to displaced civilians. File Photo: UNRWA

Aid programmes for Palestinian refugees in the Middle East supported by the UN will continue to face austerity measures,…

8 Oct 2015 / Listen /
Political obstacles mount in DRC ahead of 2016 elections "Nelson Mandela Rules" on prisoner treatment presented Public asked to solve UN Charter mystery Cuba tourism expected to grow with thawing of US relations African countries using nuclear power for energy "Triple-win" strategy will help end hunger by 2030 Mali peace process "back on track" Countries struggling to stop flow of foreign terrorist fighters Adolescent health care targeted by UN IMF lowers global growth forecasts again for 2015 Putting Afghan women at the centre of farming development Inquiry into fatal Afghan hospital strikes must be "impartial” Work must begin immediately on new development agenda Refugee crisis a "shame", but not a "surprise"
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Declaration of Human Rights by Eleanor Roosevelt

In this historic audio, listen to Eleanor Roosevelt – diplomat, activist and former First Lady of the United States – read from the Declaration. Duration: 00:12:53     SHARE WITH…

15 Apr 2015 / Listen /

Could Be


Actor Martin Gable is part of this anticipation drama about “what could be” if the countries put as much determination in coming…

15 Apr 2015 / Listen /
Peace on Earth

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