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There is concern about sexual violence in Central African Republic

Listen / Zainab Bangura

• There is rising concern about sexual and gender-based violence in the Central African Republic this week as rebels advanced towards the capital Bangui. The UN Secretary-General has condemned the attacks by the rebels. His Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict who has just returned from the country says gender-based violence must stop. UNICEF [...]

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Down with Dragons

Listen / A Chinese opera singer

A radio drama about international understanding and mutual appreciation of cultures between East and West. Language: English Genre: Drama 1959 Duration: 28’38″

27 Dec 2012 | Posted in UN Radio Classics | Read More »

The Pursuit of Peace

Listen / The United Nations Emergency Force in action in Egypt, 1958

Reflections from “living memories” on mankind’s progress towards peace. Language: English Genre: Drama 1958 Duration:28’25:

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Peace on Earth

Listen / Charles Boyer in San Francisco

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 and civil society. Language: English Genre: Report 1953  Download (30 min, 14 mb)

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UN Daily News 27 December 2012

News and features from United Nations Radio.

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Modern technology helps meet the needs of refugees in South Sudan

Listen / refugeechild

  Modern technology is being used to help thousands of refugees in South Sudan, says the United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR. The agency is using satellite imagery, interactive mapping, digital fingerprinting and text messages to strengthen refugee protection, help the most vulnerable and reach out to refugees in urban areas. UNHCR is conducting its first [...]

27 Dec 2012 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

UNICEF helps HIV-positive teens in Namibia realize their dreams

Listen / sunday with doctor

According to the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), East and Southern Africa remains the area most heavily affected by the HIV epidemic. Dianne Penn reports on a club at a hospital in Namibia, which is supported by the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), that's helping HIV-positive teenagers to build their confidence so that they [...]

27 Dec 2012 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

UN-Arab League envoy proposes transitional government in Syria

Listen / Lakhdar Brahimi

The joint Special Representative of the United Nations and League of Arab States has proposed the formation of a transitional government in Syria. Lakhdar Brahimi spoke to reporters in the Syrian capital, Damascus on Thursday ahead of his trip to Moscow this weekend. He spoke as the government and the opposition continue their military confrontation [...]

27 Dec 2012 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Holiday season marked by floods in Sri Lanka

Listen / srilanka-floods.jpgLARGE

Heavy rains, high winds and landslides have hit Sri Lanka during the holiday season, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM). The agency estimates that 315,000 people in 20 districts have been affected by the bad weather with the overwhelming majority of the victims in the district of Batticola in the Eastern Province. Citing [...]

27 Dec 2012 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Call for probe into LRA poaching of African elephants welcomed by CITES

Listen / African elephants

  The UN agency dealing with stopping trade in endangered wildlife has welcomed a call to investigate the alleged involvement of the Lord's Resistance Army' (LRA) in the poaching of African elephants. The call was made by the Security Council in a presidential statement on 19 December, which condemned the destabilizing activities of the LRA [...]

27 Dec 2012 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

UN chief condemns armed attacks by rebels in Central African Republic

Listen / Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

The armed attacks launched by rebel fighters on several towns in the Central African Republic have been strongly condemned by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The rebels are reported to have advanced towards the capital, Bangui, prompting the United Nations to temporarily relocate its non-essential staff from the country. In a statement issued late on [...]

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