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Egyptian women want dignity for all, says an activist

Listen / Egyptian women shout slogans and wave their national flag, during a sit-in against the new draft Constitution, in Cairo, Egypt, 7 December 2012. Credit: EPA/ANDRE PAIN

Women from around the world have gathered at United Nations headquarters for the annual session of the Commission on the Status of Women. The theme for this year's session is "Elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls." One of the participants in the meetings is Nehad Abo El-Komsan, a Senior [...]

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Palestinian children need improved protection in Israeli military detention: UNICEF

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The United Nations children's agency (UNICEF) is proposing measures to improve the protection of Palestinian children in Israeli military detention. The agency on Wednesday unveiled a briefing paper titled: "Children in Israeli military detention: observations and recommendations". It outlines measures that could be adopted so that the treatment of Palestinian children in Israeli military custody [...]

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Global coordinated effort to tackle water-related disasters: Jeremic

Listen / Vuk Jeremić

An increasing number of water-related disasters are affecting Member States in every corner of the planet, President of the UN General Assembly Vuc Jeremic told a Special Thematic Session on Water and Disasters on Wednesday. He drew attention to recent water-related disasters in Japan, Southern Africa, Southeast Asia, the Caribbean and North America. And he [...]

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Half the World is Woman – Part 3

Listen / Adult education programmes in India

To achieve gender equality, education is the key and more cooperation is needed among women, explains this programme. Language: English Genre: Report 1975 Duration: 4’28″

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Half the World is Woman – Part 2

Listen / World Conference of the International Women's Year, 1975

  This programme analyzes women's involvement in political struggles and decision making around the world.   Language: English   Genre: Report   1975  Duration: 4’30″

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Half the World is Woman – Part 1

Listen / World Conference of the International Women's Year, 1975

The first part of this series offers a survey of the situation of women around the world on International Women's Year. Language: English Genre: Report 1975 Duration: 4’40″

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UN Security Council strongly condemns detention of peacekeepers

Listen / UNDOF patrol the Golan Heights area between Camp Faouar and Camp Ziouani. (Credit: UN Photo/Inge Lippmann - Photo Date: 07/04/2011)

Members of the UN Security Council have strongly condemned the detention of a group of more than 20 peacekeepers of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force, (UNDOF). President of the Council for this month Ambassador Vitaly Churkin of the Russian Federation says the incident took place within their Area of Limitation, east of the B [...]

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Security Council renews mandate of African Union mission in Somalia

Listen / Security Council Chamber

The Security Council has decided to renew the mandate of the African Union mission in Somalia (AMISOM) until 28 February 2014. Acting under the enforcement provisions of the Charter, the council adopted a resolution unanimously which authorizes AMISOM to take all necessary measures, in coordination with the Somali army to reduce the threat posed by [...]

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Syria activist speaks out

Listen / Syrian women protesting in May 2011

  Peace must come from within Syria and peace-bulding has to include men and women from all political spectra. The view was expressed by Dr. Mouna Ghanem who works as a deputy for the President of the "Building the Syrian State" movement in Syria, considered the first opposition movement established in the country. Dr. Ghanem [...]

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UN chief urges preparedness for water-related disasters

Listen / Earthquake and tsunami in Japan

Lessons can be learned from countries that have experienced water-related disasters around the world, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Wednesday. He told the first General Assembly thematic session on water and disasters that his five-year agenda for the United Nations includes supporting national disaster risk reduction plans. Participants in the session included survivors [...]

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FAO, EU and Malawi government discuss way forward in ending hunger and malnutrition

Listen / Women tending rape seedlings.(©FAO/J. Spaull. Editorial use only. Copyright FAO)

Crop diversification, increasing the productivity and production of farmers through small-scale irrigation projects, improving local market systems, and other actions being implemented by the government could give a strong push to the eradication of hunger and malnutrition in Malawi, Director-General José Graziano da Silva said on Wednesday.  "It was interesting to hear about government programs [...]

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Uncertain future for African elephants as poaching doubles and illegal ivory trade tripled

Listen / Photo: IRIN/Amantha Perera

Populations of elephants in Africa continue to be under severe threat as the illegal trade in ivory grows – with double the numbers of elephants killed and triple the amounts of ivory seized, over the last decade. A new report entitled "Elephants in the Dust – The African Elephant Crisis", says increasing poaching levels, as [...]

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Registered Syrian refugees reach one million mark

Listen / Syrian refugees

One million and rising – that's the number of Syrians either registered as refugees or being assisted as such, says the UN Refugee Agency, (UNHCR). "For two years now, we have been in escalating crisis mode", the Spokesperson for the Agency, Adrian Edwards tells UN Radio's Mamadou Alpha Diallo in Geneva. Duration: 4'57"

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Syrian refugees reach one million mark

Listen / A line of Syrian refugee women, some carrying children, cross into Jordan from southern Syria. The outflow this year has been staggering. © UNHCR/N.Daoud

The number of Syrians who have fled the conflict to other countries has now reached the one million mark, according to the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR). The agency says about half of the refugees are children, the majority under the age of eleven. It points out that more than 400,000 Syrians have become refugees [...]

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Persons with disabilities around the world continue to be denied the right to work: Pillay

Listen / Centre for the reintegration of disabled children. Kigali. Rwanda. (ILO PHOTO@Crozet M.)

The right to work is a fundamental human right inseparable for human dignity, but the millions of persons with disabilities around the world continue to be denied this right, remain excluded from the opportunity to realize themselves and to make a meaningful contribution to their communities. That's what UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi [...]

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