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ISIL "barbaric acts" stiffens resolve of Security Council to defeat group

A wide view of the Security Council in session (file photo). UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras

The "ongoing barbaric terrorist acts" by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have stiffened the resolve of the UN Security Council to defeat the group. The militants recently carried out…

28 Feb 2015 / Listen /
$377 million appeal launched for Mali as malnutrition fears grow Malawi food damage hampers bid to beat cholera Yemen could "spiral out of control" if deadlock continues Gender equality progress slow and uneven "Aggressive" tobacco firms threaten global health deal, warns UN chief Paraguay making a difference around the world
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Over a thousand Iraqis killed from acts of terrorism, violence

People fleeing intense fighting in Mosul, the third largest city in Iraq, crossing into the Erbil governerate. Photo: UNHCR/Inge Colijn

Over a thousand Iraqis have died from acts of violence and terrorism, and more than 2,000 were wounded in…

2 Mar 2015 / Listen /

Mixed report on global efforts to fight organized crime

Yury Fedotov, Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). UN Photo/Devra Berkowitz

Preventing transnational organized crime is recognized as an important part of promoting sustainable development. Representatives of governments, civil society,…

2 Mar 2015 / Listen /

"Blue economy" to protect ocean and resources in East Africa

The concept of "blue economy" is driving discussions about how oceans and seas can be explored in a sustainable…

2 Mar 2015 / Listen /

"Open Up, Reach out" to reach zero discrimination

1 March is Zero Discrimination Day. Promotion Image, UNAIDS.

People around the world are uniting to celebrate diversity and reject discrimination in all its forms. Zero Discrimination Day…

1 Mar 2015 / Listen /

Landmines do not recognise peace, says UN agency at launch of $296 million appeal

Demining engineer of the Mine Action Programme of Afghanistan clears an anti-personnel landmine. UN Photo/UNMACA

Mine clearance takes time and money and the UN agency that's leading global efforts against the deadly ordnance says…

28 Feb 2015 / Listen /
Women in South Sudan turning "challenges into opportunities" De-escalation of conflict in Ukraine reported Most Palestinians in Gaza have "no hope for the future" 1.1 billion face deafness threat from audio devices Fish-drying technology boosts livelihoods in Ivorian towns
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Peace on Earth

Actor Charles Boyer discusses the cruelties of war, highlighting the urgency for peace in troubled areas such as Korea, India, Iraq, Germany and Syria, and giving a voice to soldiers…

24 Dec 2014 / Listen /

1996 Declaration of World Thanksgiving

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The United Nations celebrates the 1996 Declaration of World Thanksgiving, marking the first time every country in the General Assembly unanimously voted…

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