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Conference on Disarmament to play a catalytic role in advancing the disarmament agenda

NARRATOR: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed his confidence in the great potential of the Conference on Disarmament to play a catalytic role in advancing the disarmament agenda. But he also made a fresh appeal to its members to live up to that potential – and to meet the expectations of the international community.  In [...]

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UN Daily News 31 January 2011

News and features from United Nations Radio.

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URDU #03: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama

1.Three Bulgarian fight crew members kidnapped in Darfur region of Sudan 2.Earthquake anniversary : Haiti marks one year 3.Sri Lanka floods, Food assistance for Ivorian refugees in Liberia duration: 15’00″

31 Jan 2011 | Posted in Asian Voices | Read More »

HINDI #04: Antar Rashtriya Patrika

PART I UN Mission to Nepal comes to an end. 4’00″ PART II Sri Lanka: UN and partners launch $ 51 million appeal for flood victims. 2’48″ PART III WFP supports women farmers by 'Purchasing for Progress’ programme. 2’41″ PART IV New classrooms give girls a better education in Afghanistan. 3’00″ duration: 14’30″

31 Jan 2011 | Posted in Asian Voices | Read More »

HINDI #03: Antar Rashtriya Patrika

PART I Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon outlines the UN priorities for 2011    4’20″ PART II Security Council hears the voices of youth.      4’08″ PART III Women targeted by tobacco industry.    3’55″ duration: 15’00″

31 Jan 2011 | Posted in Asian Voices | Read More »

4,000 now dead in Haiti cholera outbreak

The death toll in Haiti's cholera outbreak now stands at 4,030, according to the World Health Organization.

31 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

"Winds of change blowing" in Africa: Ban Ki-moon

The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said the "winds of change" are blowing across Africa where he said people are becoming empowered through elections and economic transformation.

30 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

United Nations and African Union to meet over Côte d’Ivoire crisis

The lack of consensus among African leaders on how to resolve the political crisis in Côte d'Ivoire is worrying, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says.

28 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN calls for restraint amid protests in North Africa

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is urging leaders in Egypt, Tunisia and Yemen to exercise restraint and prevent further violence.

28 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Pakistan flood victims still need assistance

Pakistan flood victims on the move

Six months after floods hit vast regions of Pakistan, the emergency remains far from over and millions are still in need of humanitarian aid, according United Nations agencies.

28 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Cholera Outbreak in Côte d'Ivoire

A cholera outbreak in Côte d'Ivoire’s capital Abidjan has claimed seven lives, according to the UN Children's agency UNICEF.

28 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Myanmar defends its human rights record

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The Government of Myanmar has been defending its human rights record before the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. The Council has welcomed the release of the Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi from house arrest, but at the same time has accused the government of serious human rights violations. Patrick Maigua [...]

27 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

UN Radio News 27 January 2011

News and features from United Nations Radio.

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Disarmament Group must “resume serious disarmament negotiations”

The United States is calling on members of a disarmament group to resume what it has called “serious disarmament negotiations”.

27 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Mixed labour market recovery in Asia following financial crisis

Labour markets in Asia have shown promising recovery following the global financial crisis according to the International Labour Organization or ILO. In its report “Global Employment Trends 2011″ the ILO says India and China have led the way in creating most jobs. Daniel Dickinson asked Duncan Campbell from the ILO about Asian employment trends. Duration: [...]

27 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Kuwait invasion reparations panel pays out $680 million

Nine claimants are being paid a total of $680 million by the commission that settles damage claims in connection with Iraq’s 1990 invasion of Kuwait.

27 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Human rights activists "face risks" in India.

UN Calling Asia- a weekly magazine programme, in English, that keeps you in touch with UN developments covering Asia and the Pacific. Human rights activists in India are finding it increasingly difficult to carry out their work. That’s according to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, Margaret Sekaggya. She [...]

27 Jan 2011 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

UN brands sexual violence in Côte d’Ivoire “political”

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The authorities in Côte d’Ivoire has been called on to investigate what have been described as politically motivated rapes that have occurred during the post-election crisis which is gripping the West African nation.

27 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Holocaust victims remembered

The victims of the Holocaust, in which millions of Jews were murdered, are being remembered today.

27 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Recovery efforts in Pakistan slow but sure.

Pakistan flood victims on the move

Six months after floods triggered a humanitarian crisis, submerging a fifth of the land mass and affecting 2 million people, the Pakistani government has said the emergency phase is over. So far, 800,000 households have received emergency shelter, and millions more have received food, medication and clean drinking water. Some areas like the South are [...]

27 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Human rights activists “face risks” in India

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Human rights activists in India are finding it increasingly difficult to carry out their work. That’s according to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, Margaret Sekaggya. She says the national and state human rights commissions should do much more to ensure a safe environment for activists. Ms Sekaggya has [...]

27 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

2,000 political prisoners “detained” in Myanmar

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Myanmar’s human rights record has come under scrutiny at the Human Rights Council in Geneva with the government being accused of detaining over 2,000 political prisoners.

27 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

$40 million secured for women and children's health.

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The lives of up to 16 million women and children could be saved after funding promises totalling 40 million dollars were fulfilled. The contributions were made to the UN’s Global Strategy on Children’s and Women’s Health. The programme was adopted at the Millennium Development Goals or MDG Summit in New York last September. Jocelyne Sambira [...]

26 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Rising food prices to impact on the poor

Global food prices are soaring which could lead to a repeat of the 2007/2008 food crisis, according to the UN Food and Agricultural Organization or FAO.

26 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Pledges alone not enough to improve health of women and children – UN chief

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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has reiterated his commitment towards the improvement of children's and women's health.

26 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Gap widens between men and women in rural areas.

Out of the 500 million small-holder farmers worldwide who produce the bulk of the world’s food, women are the ones who do most of the agricultural work, according to the International Fund for Agriculture, IFAD. Not only do women farmers do more, but they face more challenges than their male counterparts.Furthermore, a new UN report [...]

25 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

African economies back to pre-crisis growth levels

The economies of countries in sub-Saharan Africa have bounced back to growth levels experienced before the global financial crisis of 2008-9. In its latest update on the state of the World’s Economy, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) says that most countries in the region have proved to be surprisingly resilient and are now growing at [...]

25 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Leader of Rwandan rebel group handed over to global criminal court

The leader of a rebel group linked to the 1994 genocide in Rwanda has been handed over to the International Criminal Court (ICC).

25 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Over 160,000 Pakistanis still displaced by floods

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More than 160,000 people who were displaced by floods that hit Pakistan in July last year are still sheltering in camps and spontaneous settlements.

25 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Intense fighting breaks out in Darfur

Intense fighting has broken out between government forces and rebel fighters in Darfur, according to the joint United Nations African Union mission there (UNAMID).

25 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Piracy costing 7 billion dollars a year

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Twenty-five million dollars should be spent on special courts and prisons inside Somalia to prosecute pirates, according to the UN’s Special Advisor on legal issues regarding Somalia piracy. Speaking to the Security Council on Thursday, Jack Lang asked the members to act quickly and firmly. Piracy is costing the world 7 billion dollars a year. Jocelyne [...]

25 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Call to end impunity for Somali pirates

Impunity for pirates operating off the coast of Somalia should be tackled by supporting their prosecution in the Horn of Africa country according to a senior United Nations adviser.

25 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Human Rights Council urged to be impartial and fair

The Human Rights Council has been urged to be impartial and fair in its examination of human rights situations in member states.

25 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UNICEF warns Ivorian refugee numbers could rise to 100,000

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The number of Ivorian refugees in Liberia could reach 50,000 by mid-February and 100,000 by April according to the United Nations Children's agency (UNICEF).

25 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

"Two-speed recovery" predicted for world economy

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World economies are set to recover in the coming year, but the recovery is being described as "two-speed".

25 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

"Two-speed" global economic recovery

The world is undergoing what has been described as a “two-speed” economic recovery. In a new report on the global economic situation, the International Monetary Fund says advanced economies are emerging slowly from the worst recession since the Great Depression, while the economies of emerging markets and even some low-income countries are relatively buoyant. However, [...]

25 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Congolese soldiers "raped at least 35 women" in eastern DRC: UN

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Soldiers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have been accused of raping at least 35 women and looting shops in the small town of Fizi in the eastern part of the country.

25 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

More humanitarian funding needed in 2011

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, has called for increased worldwide funding for humanitarian aid in 2011.

25 Jan 2011 | Posted in Food Crisis, Today's News | Read More »

Labour markets slow to recover following financial crisis

Global Employment Trends 2011

Labour markets across the world are failing to recover as quickly as expected following the financial crisis.   In its report “Global Employment Trends 2011” the International Labour Organization or ILO says the number of people out of work globally in 2010 was 205 million, the same as the previous year. That’s despite the gradual recovery [...]

24 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Low industrial growth holding back labour market recovery in Africa

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Stalled industrial growth across Africa is holding back the recovery of labour markets in many African countries, according to the International Labour Organization or ILO.  Its report “Global Employment Trends 2011” says good economic growth across the continent over the past year has not translated into new jobs.   Daniel Dickinson asked Duncan Campbell from the [...]

24 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

UN: 2010 deadliest year for natural disasters in two decades

Nearly 300,000 people were killed in natural disasters around the world in 2010. Those disasters affected over 200 million people and cost nearly 110 billion dollars; that’s according to the UN agency on disaster reduction (ISDR). Jocelyne Sambira reports. The January earthquake in Haiti and the Russian summer heat wave led to most deaths making [...]

24 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Comic book launched to promote Millennium Development Goals

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A comic book has been launched to get children up to the age of 12 interested in the Millennium Development Goals, a set of internationally agreed targets for reducing global poverty by half by the year 2015.

24 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Somalia in "chronic catastrophe" following 20 years without government

Twenty years without a functioning government has led Somalia into "a chronic catastrophe", according to the head of United Nations humanitarian operations in the country, Mark Bowden.

24 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Scoring the Millennium Development Goals

A team of ten international football stars are being featured in a new comic book which it’s hoped will get children up to the age of 12 interested in the Millennium Development Goals.  The MDGs are the set of internationally agreed targets for reducing global poverty by half by the year 2015.  The football stars are [...]

24 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Return of refugees and displaced Iraqis proposed by UN chief

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A plan to enable Iraqi refugees and people internally displaced inside Iraq to return home has been proposed by the head of the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) António Guterres.

24 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

2010 deadliest year for natural disasters

Nearly 300,000 people were killed by natural disasters in 2010, according to figures released by the United Nations.

24 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Radio News 21 January 2011

News and features from United Nations Radio.

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From barefoot to the Oscars red carpet?

A Barefoot Dream

Timor-Leste is holding its breath until 25th January, the day the nominees for the Oscars will be announced in Hollywood.  With the help of the United Nations, Timor-Leste, also known as East Timor, became the first new sovereign state of the 21st century in 2002 after years of conflict with nearby Indonesia. The new nation [...]

21 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Asia’s economy rebounds strongly

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Asian economies are leading the recovery from the global economic slowdown but weaker global growth is still expected over the next couple of years. According to the “World Economic Situation and Prospects” report by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs or UN DESA, Asia will grow by up to 6 per cent [...]

21 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Haiti girl’s dream to become senator

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The devastating earthquake which shook Haiti in January last year leaving one and a half million people homeless, may have wrecked many people’s lives, but not, it seems, in some cases their dreams. Shasha Liza, a 14-year-old girl living in one of the crowded camps for those made homeless in the capital Port-au-Prince, still holds [...]

21 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

DRC soldiers identified as possible culprits behind mass rapes

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Women: a weekly 10-minute news magazine that looks at issues affecting women around the world.

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Asia's economy has a very strong rebound

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UN Calling Asia – a weekly magazine programme, in English, that keeps you in touch with UN developments covering Asia and the Pacific.

21 Jan 2011 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

Investigation urged into fate of migrants abducted in Mexico

Authorities in Mexico are being urged to investigate the kidnapping of some 40 migrants who have been missing for nearly a month.

21 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UNHCR urges suspension of all returns to Côte d'Ivoire.

Governments around the world are being urged to suspend the return of refugees and other migrants to Côte d'Ivoire.

21 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Radio News 20 January 2011

News and features from United Nations Radio.

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WMO confirms global-warming trend

The World Meteorological Organization or WMO has confirmed that global-warming is a long-term trend across the planet.

20 Jan 2011 | Posted in Focus on Climate Change, Today's News | Read More »

Niger records bumper harvests

Niger has nearly doubled its food production over the past one year, lifting millions from the brink of starvation, according to the World Food Programme and the UN Food and Agricultural Organization.

20 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Radio News 19 January 2011

News and features from United Nations Radio.

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Over 100 killed in Tunisia riots

More than 100 people have been killed in the on-going unrest in Tunisia, according to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay.

19 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

URDU #02: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama

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URDU #01: Bain Ul Aqwami Manzarnama

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HINDI #02: Antar Rashtriya Patrika

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HINDI #01: Antar Rashtriya Patrika

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Security Council members commemorated the Haiti earthquake anniversary

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NARRATOR: The members of the Security Council  on Thursday commemorated the one-year anniversary of the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, 2010. In a statement, the Council President for the month of January Ambassador Ivan Barbalic of Bosnia and Herzegovina said they extended their condolences to the families of those killed and their [...]

18 Jan 2011 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

The Haiti Reconstruction Fund (HRF) announced allocation results

NARRATOR: During its first six months of operation, the Haiti Reconstruction Fund (HRF) has allocated nearly $200 million for rebuilding earthquake-ravaged parts of Haiti. In the half-year since it began to operate on June 17, 2010, the HRF has received $267 million in contributions from 11 donors (including the U.S., Brazil, Norway and Canada) and [...]

18 Jan 2011 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

The World Bank approves a US$5 million zero-interest credit to help Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

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NARRATOR: The World Bank Board of Directors today approved a US$5 million zero-interest credit to help Saint Vincent and the Grenadines rehabilitate key infrastructure damaged by the passage of Hurricane Tomas. Françoise Clottes, the World Bank Director for the Caribbean said this financing will provide much needed resources to support the government’s program of rehabilitation [...]

18 Jan 2011 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

UN Radio News 18 January 2011

News and features from United Nations Radio.

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The Teacher was Black

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UN Radio has been broadcasting since 1946. Our archive of audio material reflects the rich history of the UN and the work it has contributed to across the world. This program, The Teacher was Black, which was recorded in 1955, describes the work of the United Nations against racism, prejudice and stereotypes. It contains some extraordinary [...]

18 Jan 2011 | Posted in UN70 RADIO CLASSICS | Read More »

UNHCR concerned over the deportation of Iraqis from Sweden.

Sweden is set to deport 25 Iraqis back to Baghdad on Wednesday, a move the UN Refugee agency says may amount to a breach of the Refugee Convention.

18 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN appeals for $87 million to assist Ivorian refugees and IDPs

The United Nations is appealing for over 87 million US dollars to support humanitarian operations arising from the on-going political crisis in Côte d'Ivoire.

18 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

IOM appeals for funds to assist displaced in Cote d'Ivoire.

An appeal for 3.5 million dollars has been launched to provide humanitarian assistance to 16,000 people displaced by post-election violence Western Cote d’Ivoire. The International Organization for Migration or IOM which made the appeal has began registering the group and organizing a hosting site for them. The organization will also use the funds to repatriate [...]

17 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

UN Daily News 17 January 2011

News and features from United Nations Radio.

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Drought to hit East Africa

Drought in East Africa

Parts of East Africa are to experience drought in the coming months, as a result of the La Nina weather effect, according to the World Meteorological Organization.

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Southern Sudanese in “vote for freedom”

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The people of Southern Sudan have been voting for “freedom” and the dream of bringing “peace and development” to their homeland, according to a senior news editor of the UN’s radio station in Sudan. The South Sudan referendum for self-determination saw a high voter turn out from the first day. The outcome of the vote, [...]

15 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

UN chief calls for dialogue to resolve crisis in Tunisia

The people of Tunisia have been urged by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to resolve their problems peacefully.

14 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

FAO releases guidelines for fish bycatch management

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The first global guidelines to manage and reduce the amount of fish caught unintentionally have been released by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

14 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN tells Hollywood not to promote smoking

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Hollywood has been warned not to promote smoking in feature films.

14 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

“Illegal acts” by Israeli authorities increase in West Bank: UN expert

The international community has been urged by a United Nations independent expert to step in to protect Palestinians from violence perpetrated by the Israeli authorities.

14 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Mission in Nepal wraps up its work

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The mandate of the United Nations mission in Nepal known as UNMIN is coming to an end on 15 January. The mission was set up in 2007 at the request of the Nepalese government in support of the peace process in the Himalayan country. Daniel Dickinson reports. Duration: 2’59″

14 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

India’s economy expected to continue strong growth over the medium term

India’s booming economy was momentarily slowed down by the global financial crisis.  But the country has weathered the recent crisis well. In their annual assessment of the Indian economy, economists from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said they expect India to show above average growth this year, with high levels of growth continuing over the [...]

14 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Indigenous women fight for recognition and property rights

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Forests play a huge role in our lives. If they were to disappear, we would face dramatic increases in temperature, moist areas would turn to desert, and water would be scarce. Historically, indigenous women have been the guardians of forests, using their traditional skills to protect them and keep them alive. Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, is the [...]

14 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

From fighting poverty to building safer world, UN chief outlines priorities for 2011

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Fighting poverty and building a safer world are part of eight strategic priorities for the United Nations this year outlined by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

14 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Sudan referendum has gone “remarkably well” says UN official

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The referendum in southern Sudan has gone remarkably well, according to a top UN official. The voting is taking place following the 1995 peace agreement which brought an end to decades of war between the north and south in which roughly two million people have died. Former Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa is Chairman of the [...]

14 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Ban Ki-moon outlines the UN’s priorities for 2011

The UN Secretary-General has been outlining the goals of the organization for the coming year. In a wide ranging address to journalists in New York, he said the over-riding goal was to build on the progress that the UN has made in 2010. Jocelyne Sambira has compiled this report. Duration: 2’11″ SG: If 2010 was [...]

14 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Nearly 2.5 million Somalis “on verge of starvation”

The international community has been urged by the Somali Prime Minister to help avert the starvation of nearly 2.5 million people in Somalia.

14 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Laurent Gbagbo “must stand aside” in Côte d’Ivoire: Ban Ki-moon

Laurent Gbagbo has again been urged by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to step down and allow Alassane Ouattara to take over as the recognized elected president of Côte d’Ivoire.

14 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Human Rights Experts deplore use of force against protesters in Tunisia

A group of independent UN human rights experts are urging the Tunisian Government to control the use of force against peaceful demonstrators. 21 deaths have been officially confirmed following days of protests against price increases, unemployment and corruption. Patrick Maigua reports from Geneva

14 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Southern Sudan referendum goes “remarkably well”: UN envoy

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With one day left for the referendum on the independence of Southern Sudan, the voting process has gone “remarkably well”.

14 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Food agency feeds 170,000 flood victims in Sri Lanka

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Recent floods in Sri Lanka which have been described as the worst natural disaster to hit the island since the 2004 tsunami have destroyed a “significant amount of rice paddies”, according to the World Food Programme (WFP).

14 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UNAMID signals more “robust” approach in Darfur

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The Sudanese Government has been warned by the joint Africa Union/United Nations mission in Darfur, UNAMID that it will be more robust in carrying out its mandate in the coming year.

14 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Nepal mission closes making “significant contribution” to peace process

The United Nations mission in Nepal, UNMIN, is ending with the chief of the mission saying it has contributed significantly to the peace process.

14 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Conservationists in move to save DRC natural heritage sites

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Conservationists are meeting in the Congolese capital, Kinshasa, in an attempt to preserve five endangered natural heritage sites.

14 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UNAMID expected to be more “robust” in Darfur in 2011

The joint Africa Union/United Nations mission in Darfur, UNAMID is expected to be more robust in carrying out its mandate in the coming year, according to its head, Ibrahim Gambari. In 2010, Darfur continued to be a dangerous place in which to work. On Thursday three UN humanitarian air services personnel were abducted in the [...]

14 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

United Nations: 247 killed in Côte d’Ivoire’s political stalemate.

The number of people killed in Côte d'Ivoire's political crisis has risen to 247 according to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

14 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN observes 2011 as the International Year of Forests

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Forests are home to 300 million people around the world and cover 31 percent of the world’s land area. Two thousand eleven is being celebrated as the International Year of Forests to raise awareness on sustainable management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests. Jan McAlpine, Director of the UN Forum on Forests [...]

13 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

UN Court trains judges and prosecutors in Croatia

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The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) has begun a two-day pilot training session for judges and prosecutors from various county courts in Croatia.

13 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Côte d’Ivoire: UN warns against further attacks on peacekeepers

The incumbent Ivorian president, Laurent Gbagbo, has been warned by the United Nations that the perpetrators of attacks against UN peacekeepers in Côte d’Ivoire will be held accountable.

13 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UNICEF supports over one million people affected by Sri Lanka floods

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Five days of non-stop heavy rain have turned parts of Sri Lanka, an island nation in the Indian Ocean near India, into a disaster area. Official reports say some 23 people have died and more than 300,000 have been displaced. The displacements have happened just as many people were beginning to rebuild their lives after [...]

13 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

WFP air crew abducted in West Darfur

A World Food Programme helicopter air crew has been abducted by unknown armed men in the area of El Geneina, in the Sudanese region of West Darfur. The Bulgarian crew members include a pilot, co-pilot and engineer. So far the identities and motives of the kidnappers remain a mystery.  But, according to Kamal Saiki, the [...]

13 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

UN food agency scales up food aid to Ivorians in Liberia

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Food assistance to Ivorian refugees in Liberia is being scaled up by the World Food Programme (WFP).

13 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Developing countries to account for 46 % of global economic growth

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Developing countries are expected to contribute 46 per cent to the growth of the world economy this year, according to the World Bank.

13 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Top UN and EU officials make joint visit to Yemen

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The United Nations and European Union are jointly calling for greater humanitarian access to civilians displaced by conflict in the north of Yemen.

13 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Three air crew members of WFP kidnapped in Darfur

Three Bulgarian helicopter flight crew working for the World Food Programme have been kidnapped by unidentified armed men in the Darfur region of Sudan.

13 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Protecting patients from radiation

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Around four billion x-ray procedures are conducted on humans throughout the world every year; the use of CT scanning, in particular, has grown dramatically in recent years. These procedures are a vital tool for doctors, but sometimes used inappropriately. Experts at the International Atomic Energy Agency or IAEA are looking at ways of ensuring patients [...]

13 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Hundreds of thousands displaced by floods in eastern Sri Lanka

Nearly a million people have been displaced by floods in central and eastern Sri Lanka according to United Nations Agencies. Reports say that flood waters in some areas are two meters higher than normal and still rising. 18 deaths have been reported. Patrick Maigua reports from Geneva.

13 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Haiti earthquake anniversary marked at the United Nations in New York

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The one year anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti which killed around 220,000 people has been marked at the United Nations headquarters in New York.

12 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

South Africa serves on Security Council again

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South Africa is this month starting a two-year term as a non-permanent member of the Security Council. The Council is the principal organ of the United Nations responsible for the maintenance of international peace and security. South Africa served on the Council from 2007 to 2008. Ambassador Baso Sangqu explained to UN Radio’s Derrick Mbatha why [...]

12 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Turnout for Southern Sudan referendum approaches 50 per cent

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Voting in the referendum for the self-determination of Southern Sudan is progressing smoothly with a large turn-out of voters.

12 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN chief urges calm and dialogue in Lebanon

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The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for peace and dialogue in Lebanon following the reported collapse of the country’s government of national unity.

12 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN “deplores” ambush against its peacekeepers in Côte d’Ivoire

An ambush on United Nations peacekeepers by armed forces loyal to Laurent Gbagbo in Abidjan has been criticized by the UN mission in the country (UNOCI).

12 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Government of Tunisia urged to investigate protest-related deaths

The government of Tunisia has been urged by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, to investigate deaths which occurred during recent demonstrations.

12 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Food situation in Southern Sudan under threat: UN agencies

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Increasing food prices and localized conflict in Southern Sudan could reverse recent gains in food security in the region.

12 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN chief calls on international community to continue support for Haiti

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On the anniversary of last year’s devastating earthquake in Haiti, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on the international community to continue its support for the country.

12 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Malaria control under threat from drug resistant parasites

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Global malaria control efforts could suffer a major setback unless urgent measures are taken to stop resistance to the most effective anti-malaria drug currently available, according to the World Health Organization or WHO.

12 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Women targeted by tobacco industry

The tobacco industry has long targeted women with its aggressive advertising strategies in an attempt to get them buying cigarettes. As far back as 1928, the industry suggested getting women to smoke was like having a “new gold mine” in one’s front yard. Veronica Riemer from the World Health Organization (WHO) has this report. Duration: [...]

12 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Reporting the Haiti earthquake; an audio montage

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The January 12th Haiti earthquake was one of the world’s biggest ever natural disasters. The United Nations has had a long-term presence in the Caribbean and was quick to respond to the disaster. This audio montage contains the voices of UN staff and special representatives in Haiti itself and elsewhere. The music “Haiti Volverá” or [...]

12 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Sudan enters third day of polling

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Voters in Sudan are back at the polling stations on the third day of voting in the Sudanese referendum. They are deciding whether northern and southern Sudan should be split into two separate countries. The vote was mandated by the Sudanese peace agreement of 2005, which called for democratic governance country wide and an end [...]

11 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Guyana calls for meaningful collective action to combat climate change

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Translating negotiating positions into meaningful collective action is long overdue in efforts to combat climate change. That’s what Guyana’s President Bharrat Jagdeo told the 16th conference of the parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. He said this can only happen if political leaders make the necessary decisions and stand by them. But [...]

11 Jan 2011 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

Suriname warns that climate change has become the major issue of this century

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Climate change has become the major issue of this century. So says Suriname’s Minister of the Environment Ginmardo Kromosoeto. He told the joint high-level segment of the UN climate conference in Cancun, Mexico that climate change was not only an environmental issue, but primarily a cross-cutting issue which should be included in national development planning. [...]

11 Jan 2011 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

Belize says it is among the lowest emitters of greenhouse gases

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Belize says it is among the lowest emitters of greenhouse gases. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Natural resources Gaspar Vega told the 16th Conference of the Parties Climate Change meeting in Cancun that with a population of just over 300-thousand, and a small industrial base, Belize accounts for much less than 0.01 percent of [...]

11 Jan 2011 | Posted in Caribbean News | Read More »

Security Council condemns attack on UN peacekeepers in Côte d’Ivoire

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Attacks on United Nations peacekeepers in Côte d’Ivoire have been condemned by members of the Security Council.

11 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Daily News 11 January 2011

News and features from United Nations Radio.

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Sudanese parties told to resume negotiations on Abyei

Authorities in North and South Sudan have been urged by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to resume and conclude negotiations on the contested oil-rich Abyei region as a matter of priority.

11 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Sudanese authorities urged to protect children

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Sudanese authorities have been urged by the United Nations children’s agency (UNICEF) to pay particular attention to the well-being of children.

11 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

New financial index will help fight AIDS, TB and malaria

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One of the world’s leading financial information firms is now helping to save millions of people living with some of the world’s deadliest illnesses. Dow Jones Indexes, which develops benchmarks used in investing, has launched a new index that will generate resources to benefit The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. For nearly [...]

11 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Thousands displaced by ethnic violence in Côte d’Ivoire.

Inter-ethnic violence has displaced over 16,000 people in parts of western Côte d'Ivoire, according to the UN refugee agency, UNHCR.

11 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

IOM: Lack of housing remains biggest hurdle to Haiti's recovery.

Nearly 810,000 Haitians are still living in makeshift camps one year on after the devastating earthquake, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

11 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

“Optimism” and “passion” on second day of voting in Sudan

People have been voting with “optimism” and “passion” on the second day of the referendum on the future of Southern Sudan according to the United Nations. Around 4 million people are registered to vote in the referendum which will decide if the south of Sudan splits from the north top form a new country. The [...]

10 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Push to save DRC’s natural world heritage sites

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Conservationists are looking at how to preserve five areas of natural beauty in the Democratic Republic of Congo which are on a United Nations danger list of world heritage sites. The five sites include Virunga, Garamba, Kahuzi-Biega, and Salonga National Parks, and the Okapi Wildlife Reserve, which are home to a unique range of flora [...]

10 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Over 20 people reportedly killed in Abyei

South Sudanese woman celebrates independence

As voting continues in the referendum in Southern Sudan, 20 people have been reportedly killed in the oil-rich region of Abyei.

10 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Israel urged to freeze illegal settlement activity in occupied Palestinian territories

The destruction of a hotel by Israeli bulldozers in East Jerusalem has been criticised by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

10 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Shelter remains major challenge in Haiti

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One year after the earthquake which struck Haiti, finding land for shelter to house the people displaced by the disaster remains a major challenge in the Caribbean country.

10 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Chinese authorities are urged to investigate death of a journalist

Chinese authorities have been urged by the head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), to probe the death of Chinese journalist Sun Hongjie.

Hongjie worked as a senior reporter for the Beijing Chenbao newspaper.

Charles Appel reports.

10 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Daily News 11 January 2011

News and features from United Nations Radio.

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Funding shortfall has held back Haiti reconstruction

A funding shortfall of $420 million in Haiti has held back reconstruction efforts according to the UN’s humanitarian affairs office, OCHA. This week marks the one-year anniversary of the earthquake which devastated the Caribbean country leaving 250,000 people dead and almost one and a half million homeless. Haiti is still in the process of recovering [...]

10 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

UN chief reiterates support for Lebanon tribunal

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has reiterated his support for the work of the tribunal to prosecute people accused of assassinating former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri in 2005.

10 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Southern Sudan votes on second day of referendum

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A second day of voting is taking place in Southern Sudan in a week-long referendum which will decide whether the south of the country becomes independent from the north. The referendum is part of a peace deal signed in 2005 which ended 20 years of civil war. Daniel Dickinson reports. Duration: 2’12″ Among the first [...]

10 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Southern Sudanese turn out in large numbers for UN-backed referendum

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People of Southern Sudan have turned out in large numbers for the second day of voting for the referendum on the independence of their region.

10 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

OCHA: Haiti school children at risk of contracting cholera.

Haiti: Young girl with cholera

Nearly 2.2 million children are at risk of contracting cholera in Haiti due to lack of clean water and sanitation in schools, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, OCHA. In its weekly update on the cholera outbreak in Haiti, OCHA says prevention activities including the training of teachers and distribution of hand washing materials were not adequate to stop the disease from spreading through schools. Ben Malor reports

10 Jan 2011 | Posted in Caribbean News, Today's News | Read More »

Inflation, Capital Inflows: Asia and the challenges of success in 2011

To mark the beginning of a new year, we’re going to look at the prospects for one of the world’s most dynamic regions. If the words good crisis are a contradiction in terms, then Asia has had, if not a good crisis, then at least an extremely good recovery. It topped the global growth tables [...]

7 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

UN human rights chief condemns religious attacks around the world

Recent attacks on religious groups in various countries across the world have been condemned by the United Nations human rights chief, Navi Pillay.

7 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Congolese law on pygmies is welcomed by UN expert

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A law to protect pygmies in the Republic of Congo has been welcomed by the United Nations independent expert on the rights of indigenous peoples.

7 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

23,000 Ivorians cross into Liberia

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Up to 23,000 people from Côte d’Ivoire have crossed into Liberia as the political stalemate continues in their country.

7 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Women becomes operational

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The head of newly formed entity UN Women, Michelle Bachelet, says her aim is to end violence against young girls and women as well as promote women in every aspect of life from the workplace to the home.  UN Women will bring together the four UN agencies working on women issues. Ms Bachelet says she [...]

7 Jan 2011 | Posted in Women | Read More »

Independent panel to determine source of cholera in Haiti

An independent panel of four experts has been appointed by United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon to determine the source of the 2010 cholera outbreak in Haiti.

7 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Western Sahara refugee family visits resumed by UN

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Visits for Sahrawi refugees from the Western Sahara who have been separated from their families for more than 30 years have resumed.

7 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UNHCR: More Southern Sudanese head back home from Khartoum.

Southern Sudanese are continuing to return to their ancestral homes from the north ahead of this Sunday’s landmark referendum, according to the UN refugee agency, UNHCR.

7 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Inflation, Capital Inflows: Asia and the challenges of success in 2011

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To mark the beginning of a new year, we’re going to look at the prospects for one of the world’s most dynamic regions. If the words good crisis are a contradiction in terms, then Asia has had, if not a good crisis, then at least an extremely good recovery. It topped the global growth tables [...]

7 Jan 2011 | Posted in UN Calling Asia | Read More »

UNICEF: Haiti on the long road from relief to recovery.

Haiti's 4 million plus children are still suffering from the lingering impact of the January 2010 earthquake, lacking access to clean water, health care and education, according to the UN Children's fund UNICEF.

7 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN helps to combat violence against women in Southern Africa

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A handbook to help combat violence against women in Southern Africa has been launched by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, (UNODC).

6 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

African art loses one of its greatest talents: UNESCO head

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African art has lost one of its greatest talents with the death of renowned Mozambican artist Valente Ngwenya Malangatana in Portugal on Wednesday.

6 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN seeks to boost peacekeeping troops as Côte d’Ivoire crisis continues

The United Nations is seeking up to 2,000 additional troops for its peacekeeping mission in Côte d’Ivoire.

6 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Ouattara to Gbagbo: You have "lost these elections"

Alasanne Ouattara

As tension continues in Côte d’Ivoire following a stalemate over presidential elections, calls have intensified for the incumbent, Laurent Gbagbo, to step down. Alasanne Ouattara is widely thought to have won the elections in the West African country in November. Gerry Adams reports: Narrator: Speaking to United Nations Radio, Alassane Ouattara has called on Laurent [...]

6 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Security remains a top concern in Darfur: UN envoy

Peacekeeper speaks with Sudanese youth

Security remains a top concern for the joint United Nations-African Union mission in Darfur (UNAMID) according to the mission chief, Ibrahim Gambari.

6 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

President Alassane Ouattara calls for peace in Côte d'Ivoire

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The widely recognized elected president of Côte d'Ivoire, Alassane Ouattara has once again called on the incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo to step down saying he wants peace for his country.

6 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

“My most unforgettable child” with Bing Crosby and Audrey Hepburn

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UN Radio has been broadcasting since 1946. Our archive of audio material reflects the rich history of the UN and the work it has contributed to across the world. Actors Audrey Hepburn, Bing Crosby, Kirk Douglas, Deborah Kerr and Shirley Booth narrate a 1954 UNICEF documentary on children around the world, from orphans in Warsaw to [...]

6 Jan 2011 | Posted in UN70 RADIO CLASSICS | Read More »

Asian soccer in fight against hunger

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Fans at three soccer matches of the Asian Cup being played in Qatar this weekend are being encouraged to fight against hunger and poverty. It’s hoped the “Match Day against Hunger” will raise awareness of global hunger and persuade governments to focus more attention on the issues. The matches have been targeted by the UN’s [...]

6 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Political crisis affects UNICEF work in Côte d'Ivoire

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The ongoing political tension in Côte d'Ivoire has meant that less aid is getting to women and children in need according to the United Nations children's fund (UNICEF).

6 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN food agency prepares food plans ahead of Sudan referendum

A boy waits at food distribution site in Jonglei State, Southern Sudan.

Preparations are being made to ensure that the forthcoming referendum on independence in Southern Sudan doesn't worsen an already serious problem of hunger in the region.

6 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Somali migrants seek a safe home in Djibouti and beyond

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Tens of thousands of people continue to flee Somalia as violence continues to grip the Horn of Africa country. Refugees have made their way to camps in Kenya and Djibouti, but for some of these desperate people, a safe haven isn’t enough. They prefer to try their luck at travelling further afield in search of [...]

6 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

UN Human Rights Chief: Southern Sudan referendum must be free and fair

Sudan referendum voting materials

With two days to go before South Sudanese vote in a crucial referendum on the status of their region, authorities in the country are being urged to ensure the vote is free and fair. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay says swift and effective measures must be taken to stop any attempts to intimidate voters or to subvert the result. Patrick Maigua Reports from Geneva.

6 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Somali government makes efforts to create stability

The top United Nations envoy for Somalia, Ambassador Augustine Mahiga visited the Somali capital Mogadishu on Tuesday. The visit came as the transitional federal government, or TFG, with the assistance of the African Union mission (AMISOM) is continuing efforts to create stability. Al Shabaab insurgents who control some parts of Somalia continue to be the [...]

5 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Peace process in Nepal remains deadlocked: UN envoy

Karin Landgren

The peace process in Nepal has remained deadlocked following the resignation of Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal in June 2010.

5 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Food prices continue to increase across the world: FAO

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International cereal prices continued to increase in the first half of December, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

5 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Asian football body to dedicate matches to fight hunger

The Asian Football Confederation will dedicate a series of three matches in the fight against hunger later this week.

5 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN staff member released after 91 days in captivity in Darfur

A Hungarian staff member of the joint United Nations mission in Darfur (UNAMID) has been released after spending 91 days in captivity.

5 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Twenty year environment initiative launched in Haiti

An environmental recovery programme which will benefit over 200,000 people in Haiti has been launched by the United Nations Environment Programme or UNEP.

5 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Finding ways to finance health care

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The cost of health care is an issue which affects both the developing and developed world. Keeping people healthy is an expensive business and one which is testing governments across the globe. In a new report, the World Health Organization  (WHO) is looking at ways that health financing mechanisms can be adjusted so more people [...]

5 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Women and children seek refuge in Liberia as stalemate in Côte d'Ivoire continues

Ivorian refugees

For over a month now, people from Côte d’Ivoire have been seeking refuge in neighbouring Liberia, victims of the uncertainty and post electoral tensions in their country. The majority are women and children. The United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, is preparing food and supplies for up to 30,000 refugees. UNHCR’s Fatoumata Lejeune-Kaba is in Liberia [...]

5 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Australia floods: response from UN

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed concern about the danger to life and the destruction of property following the ongoing floods in Queensland, Australia.

5 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Environmental recovery scheme to benefit 205,000 people in Haiti

Over two hundred thousand people are expected to benefit directly from an ambitious programme to rehabilitate the environment in south-west Haiti.

5 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UNHCR: 22,000 Ivorians flee into Liberia

Over 22,000 refugees from Côte d'Ivoire have fled into Liberia in the wake of post electoral tensions in the West African country, according to the UN Refugee agency, UNHCR.

5 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Opposition HQ "attacked" as stalemate persists in Côte d'Ivoire

The United Nations in Côte d'Ivoire is verifying reports that the headquarters of the opposition leader Alassane Ouattara have been attacked.

4 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Secretary-General condemns assassination of top Pakistani official

The UN Secretary-General has condemned the assassination of the Governor of Pakistan's Punjab Province.

4 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UN Human Rights Chief reminds Ivorian leaders of obligation to protect civilians

Political and military leaders in Côte d'Ivoire are being reminded of their obligation to protect civilians.

4 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

African migrants drown in Gulf of Aden

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An estimated 40 Ethiopian and Somali migrants have drowned after their boat capsized in the Gulf of Aden. A second boat carrying migrants is reportedly missing in rough seas off the coast of Yemen. Chronic poverty, as well as economic and political instability in the Horn of Africa is pushing migrants to pay smugglers large [...]

4 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

African migrants drown off Yemen Coast

More than 40 Ethiopian and Somali migrants have drowned off the coast of Yemen after their boat capsized in the Gulf of Aden, according to UN and aid agencies in the region.

4 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Ban Ki-moon: Will of the people in Côte d’Ivoire must be upheld

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has reaffirmed the United Nations’ “principled and unwavering” stand that the outcome of the recent presidential election in Côte d’Ivoire reflected the will of the people and the result must therefore be upheld.

3 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UNICEF: Political crisis in Côte d’Ivoire to affect millions.

An estimated 2.4 million people are likely to be affected by the political crisis unfolding in Côte d’Ivoire, according to Humanitarian agencies in West Africa.

3 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Ban commits to making "impossible job" possible

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

The United Nations Secretary-General has committed to making a success of what he described as a "seemingly impossible job". Speaking as he began his second five-year term as the chief of the UN, Ban Ki-moon said the challenges faced by the UN and its 193 member states could be overcome if the UN was more [...]

3 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

United Nations needs to adapt to 21st Century: Ban Ki-moon

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

The United Nations needs to adapt to the changes in the 21st century in order to effectively tackle global problems, according to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Mr. Ban is starting his second-five year term this month having been elected unopposed in June this year. He says the United Nations is going to face a [...]

3 Jan 2011 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

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News and features from United Nations Radio.

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