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"Tens of thousands" more refugees expected in Syria if militants advance

Valerie Amos. UN Photo/Kim Haughton

"Tens of thousands" more refugees may flee the conflict in Syria if the militant Islamic group, ISIL, continues its advance in the north of the country. Briefing the UN Security Council on Tuesday,…

30 Sep 2014 / Listen /

Islam "hijacked" by "extremist elements" Maldives

Mohamed Waheed Hassan. UN Photo/Cia Pak

Islam is being "hijacked" by "extremist elements" the government of the Indian Ocean nation of the Maldives told the UN General Assembly on Tuesday. The Special Envoy of the President of the Maldives,…

30 Sep 2014 / Listen /
New development goals must activate "meaningful change": Bhutan Prevention of violent extremism under spotlight at UN Thousands of children affected by Ebola abandoned in West Africa Barbados urges "ambitious" development targets "Action plan" in Myanmar's troubled Rakhine state to be launched by government Militant Islam is on the march, says Israeli Prime Minister Holy See calls for reinvigorated UN to preserve peace 40,000 migrants have died attempting to reach 'greener pastures' UNHCR warns against overlooking humanitarian crises in Africa ISIS unleashed like monster in Syria, Iraq and Lebanon, says Syrian Minister Drug in vaccine that killed Syrian children has been identified, says WHO Afghanistan inaugurates new President
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About 2,000 children are orphaned by Ebola in Liberia

A sign outside the Monrovia City Corporation in Liberia aims at preventing the spread of Ebola. Photo: UNMIL

The Ebola outbreak in Liberia has left about 2,000 children without parents, according to the United Nations Children's Fund…

1 Oct 2014 / Listen /

Violence continues to obstruct relief assistance in Syria

Two young boys carry water at Qah, a makeshift camp for displaced people in northern Syria, near the Turkish border. The people here receive limited and irregular amounts of humanitarian aid. Photo: Jodi Hilton/IRIN

Ongoing violence continues to make it difficult for humanitarian agencies to provide relief assistance to the people in need…

30 Sep 2014 / Listen /

Ebola child survivors bear strong stigma in their communities

A team of volunteers in Gbaneh Bana Village, Port Loko District, Sierra Leone, discussing Ebola prevention with a family. Photo: WHO/S. Gborie

Children orphaned by Ebola are facing stigma and rejection in their families and their communities, according to the UN…

30 Sep 2014 / Listen /

Two million people pulled from brink of famine in South Sudan

UN Photo/UNMISS/Anna Adhikari

The food situation has improved in South Sudan with more than two million people pulled from the brink of…

30 Sep 2014 / Listen /
Morocco shares its approach to fighting terrorism and extremism Clean energy is possible for every country: UAE "Irregular migration" claims over 40,000 lives since year 2000 Continuing to ignore Africa's refugee crisis a risk for global peace Artist creates "Garbage Patch State" to help stop ocean pollution Economic situation remains most critical issue for CARICOM "Salt reduction saves lives" says WHO Uganda’s Karamajong pastoralists severely affected by climate change Mali rebels urged to show "political courage" in negotiations with government South Sudan President accuses adversary of stoking up tribal conflict Women's economic empowerment is key to sustainable development US "committed" to ratifying nuclear test treaty Minister of Guyana highlights needs of CARICOM countries Peacekeeping needs to respond to dramatic shift in "global security landscape" Malawi "heavily involved" in peace-building in Africa: Mutharika Bangladesh marks 40 years as Member State of the UN
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John F. Kennedy, 1963.

JFK at the United Nations

President of the United States John F. Kennedy addresses the UN General Assembly for the final time, during the “relative calm” of 1963. Language: English Genre: Speech 1963 Duration: 29’04″…

24 Sep 2014 / Listen /

Pope John Paul II Speaks Before the General Assembly

Pope John Paul II

For the United Nations’ 50th birthday, Pope John Paul II praises the quest for freedom as one of the distinguished marks of…

24 Sep 2014 / Listen /
Nelson Mandela Addresses General Assembly