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Deliberate drowning of migrants in Mediterranean was “mass murder”

Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein.

The alleged deliberate drowning of between 300 and 500 migrants in the Mediterranean sea last week was a criminal act that must not go unpunished, according to the UN Human Rights chief Zeid…

19 Sep 2014 / Listen /

Ebola control efforts set back after health workers killed in Guinea

Personal protective equipment for Ebola health care workers includes individual gowns, gloves, masks and goggles or face shields, as well as boots covered with disposable protection.  WHO/Christina Banluta

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says it is appalled by the murder of health workers and journalists trying to raise awareness about the Ebola disease in Guinea. The organization says the killings reflect…

19 Sep 2014 / Listen /
Suffering and spill over effects of Ebola demands global attention: Ban Syria funding crisis to impact refugee food rations: WFP Undelivered aid commitments stall progress on UN anti-poverty goals Syrian children die in measles vaccination mishap Deadlock over Afghanistan administration deepens crisis: UN envoy Voices of indigenous peoples must be heard, UN expert says UN Chief welcomes US pledge to assist in Ebola global response UN anti-torture experts suspend on-site visit to Azerbaijan Decisive action needed to tackle mass displacements due to disasters
Today's Features

Justice demanded for "mass murder" of migrants in Mediterranean

IOM infographic

The deaths of up to 500 migrants as they tried to cross the Mediterranean in a smugglers' boat has…

19 Sep 2014 / Listen /

Yoko Ono urges people to "surrender to peace"

Yoko Ono. UN Photo/Devra Berkowitz

People around the world need to "surrender to peace, think peace, act peace and spread peace." That's the message…

19 Sep 2014 / Listen /

"Tragic incident" as 15 Syrian children die following measles immunization

WHO/P. Virot

Fifteen children have died in Syria after receiving a contaminated measles vaccination as part of a UN immunization campaign.…

18 Sep 2014 / Listen /

Ebola impacts economies of West Africa: World Bank

UNICEF and partners visit a crowded market in Conakry, Guinea, to explain to vendors how they can protect themselves and their families from Ebola. Photo: UNICEF Guinea

The outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa is not only a serious health problem but is…

18 Sep 2014 / Listen /
Lebanon needs "massive solidarity" to help Syrian refugees: UNHCR Cambodia aims to triple rice exports by 2015 Massive UNHCR aid operation in northern Iraq Role of big data in climate change action to be highlighted during Climate Summit Natural disasters displace more people than conflicts "Stage set" for post-2015 agenda says outgoing General Assembly President Photo blogger helps UN promote understanding of common humanity Most neonatal deaths can be prevented: UNICEF Over 800 million people still undernourished despite reduction in world hunger: FAO Largest ever international support operation to fight Ebola "Bold initiatives" ahead of UN climate change summit UN Humanitarian Chief "struck" by brutality in Iraq Conflict in Darfur reduces but more people flee homes Benefits expected as UN takes over African-led mission in Central African Republic Respect and understanding needed to be Speaker in India
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The Energetic Trio

The 1961 UN Radio programme explores a future with clean energy sources. Scientists discuss the possibilities of utilizing the sun, wind and heat stored deep beneath the earth's surface and…

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Toni Hagen the Swiss geologist, Aila the sherpa and Fritz the dachshund traverse the Himalayas over and over enough to have climbed…

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