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El Niño conditions "likely" to develop in second half of 2017

Farmers in Ethiopia. The Horn of Africa was one of the areas hardest hit by El Niño last year. Photo: FAO/Tamiru Legesse.

Despite the absence of El Niño weather conditions so far this year, there is a greater than 50 per cent chance they will develop later in 2017. That's the warning coming from the…

28 Apr 2017 / Listen /

Better data "will help save lives" at work: ILO chief

A construction worker cuts through a steel beam at a construction site in Luang Prabang, northern Lao People's Democratic Republic. Photo: ILO/Adri Berger

More accurate data will help save lives at work and help countries to fulfil their commitments to meet the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. That's the view of Guy Ryder, Director-General of the International…

28 Apr 2017 / Listen /
News in brief 28 April (AM) Around the globe, #WomeninTech showcase their skills UN remembers victims of 1986 Chernobyl nuclear explosion UN-backed anti-chemical weapons treaty turns 20 First pledging conference for Yemen "remarkable success": UN chief Progress against Afghan corruption but challenges remain: UNAMA The internet is the electricity of the 21st Century: Jack Ma "Far more needs to be done" to promote rights and access for indigenous
Today's Features

Jazz Day celebrations showcase Cuba’s rich musical heritage

Traditional batá drum maker in Cuba. Photo: UN Television/J. Park

An all-star concert in the Cuban capital, Havana,  is the centerpiece of this year’s celebrations for International Jazz Day…

30 Apr 2017 / Listen /

Security Council debates DPRK nuclear issue

Secretary-General António Guterres (front left) addresses the Security Council ministerial-level meeting on the nuclear weapon and ballistic missile programmes of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). At front right is Rex W. Tillerson, United States Secretary of State and President of the Security Council for April. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

The Security Council has been discussing what the UN Secretary-General calls one of the longest standing and most serious…

28 Apr 2017 / Listen /

"Triple discrimination" holds back indigenous women and girls: FAO

Yon Fernandez de Larrinoa. Photo: UN News/Matthew Wells

Indigenous women and girls suffer from "triple discrimination" when it comes to their rights and well-being, according to an…

28 Apr 2017 / Listen /

Security Council: UN relief chief urges "action today" on Syria

Families evacuated from East Ghouta, Syria, congregate in the courtyard of the Dahit Qudsayya collective shelter for basic aid. Photo: OCHA/Josephine Guerrero

The UN's top humanitarian official has appealed to the Security Council to take action now on Syria. Stephen O'Brien,…

27 Apr 2017 / Listen /

Fresh challenge for UNHCR's youngest Goodwill Ambassador


She pulled refugees to safety across the Mediterranean Sea and then swam in the Rio Olympics. For her next…

27 Apr 2017 / Listen /
Information is power for indigenous women of the Americas Matt Damon on helping 5.5 million access water: World Bank "100 million" African children out of school: former Tanzania President Indigenous peoples have "come a long way" in past decade: Cree chief Yemen conference "about hard cash and resources": UN Coordinator Ceasefire urgently needed in South Sudan, says UN special envoy 10th anniversary of UN Indigenous Declaration marks "milestone"
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People in Houses

Princess Grace of Monaco stars in this drama about the life of refugees in Europe.   Duration: 28’46″…

24 Dec 2015 / Listen /

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…

15 Apr 2015 / Listen /
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