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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 UN headquarters for the annual session of the Commission on the Status of Women. This year's theme is "Elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls." An activist from Egypt says violence against women is a serious problem in her country. UN [...]

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UN top envoy in Libya urges Libyans to refrain from violence

Listen / Tarek Mitri

The top United Nations envoy in Libya has called on all Libyans to refrain from settling political issues through violence. The call from Tarek Mitri comes after reports of bombings, kidnappings, and activities of militias against politicians in the country. The National Congress building was also reportedly attacked by militiamen and protesters two days ago. [...]

7 Mar 2013 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Enough is enough – discrimination and violence must end: head of UN Women

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  On International Women’s Day, 8 March 2013, the head of UN Women says discrimination and violence against women and girls have no place in the 21st century. Michelle Bachelet says “Enough is enough”, in a message of both outrage and hope that discrimination and violence must end. Debi Nova sings "One Woman: A song [...]

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Debi Nova sings "One Woman: A song for UN Women"

Listen / Debi Nova

  Today, 8 March, is International Women's Day. The first theme song for a UN organization called "One Woman: A song for UN Women" was launched today. The "One Woman" song is a musical celebration of women worldwide, featuring 25 artists from 20 countries across. "One Woman" gives us a message of hope and inspiration, [...]

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Perpetrators of violence against women are often "untouched" says Council of Europe deputy Secretary-General

Listen / Gabriella Dragoni

The question of how to criminalize, through penal law, those who have perpetrated violence against women is an important part of the Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, says the deputy Secreary-General of the Council of Europe. Gabriella Dragoni says "The Convention", also referred to as the Istanbul Convention, "aims to [...]

7 Mar 2013 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Security Council unanimously adopts resolution on nuclear testing in the DPRK

Listen / The Security Council unanimously adopts resolution 2094 (2013), strongly condemning the 12 February nuclear test by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and imposing new sanctions on that country.

The UN Security Council has adopted a resolution that strongly condemns the nuclear test conducted by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, DPRK on the 12th of February this year. Gerry Adams reports. Duration: 2’27″

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Religious minorities face discrimination: UN expert

Listen / Heiner Bielefeldt

Religious minorities around the world face various forms of discrimination, according to the United Nations independent expert on freedom of religion or belief. Heiner Bielefeldt spoke to reporters in Geneva on Thursday after presenting his report to the Human Rights Council earlier this week. He said the systematic discrimination and exclusion of religious minorities from [...]

7 Mar 2013 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Security Council tightens sanctions against North Korea

Listen / Vitaly Churkin

The UN Security Council on Thursday tightened sanctions against North Korea in response to its nuclear test last month. In a unanimous resolution, the Council strongly condemned the nuclear test on 12 February which it said, was a flagrant violation of its relevant resolutions. The Council imposed additional financial sanctions and travel restrictions including on [...]

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Ban urges DPRK to comply with Security Council resolutions

Listen / The Security Council unanimously adopts resolution 2094 (2013), strongly condemning the 12 February nuclear test by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and imposing new sanctions on that country.

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the adoption of the Security Council resolution on the recent nuclear test by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). In a statement shortly after the Council's vote, the Secretary-General noted that acting unanimously and agreeing on effective and credible measures, the Security Council has sent an unequivocal message to [...]

7 Mar 2013 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Vientiane Consensus renews commitment to integrating landlocked developing countries with region's growth momentum

Listen / World map showing the 31 landlocked developing countries(UNCTAD)

Landlocked developing countries (LLDCs) have asserted that they are land-linked, land-rich countries that can emerge as key hubs in regional cooperation and integration. This, as they wrapped up the Final Review of the Almaty Programme of Action (APoA) Conference in Vientiane, Laos, on Thursday. The Vientiane Outcome Document reflects LLDCs renewed commitment in addressing development [...]

7 Mar 2013 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Every child has right to health, says UN human rights chief

Listen / A child is examined by a doctor in South Darfur (UN Photo/Albert Gonzalez Farran)

It is unacceptable that close to seven million children around the world die each year before the age of 5. That's what United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay told the Human Rights Council in Geneva as it opened its annual meeting on the rights of the child. Ms. Pillay said the right [...]

7 Mar 2013 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Despite political progress, humanitarian crisis continues in Yemen

Listen / UNHCR reports that nearly half a million people have been displaced due to conflicts in the northern and southern regions of the country. Credit: Yemen Humanitarian Team

  The humanitarian challenges in Yemen remain enormous, according to release from the Yemen Humanitarian Country Team. But it says humanitarian partners aim to significantly scale up life-saving assistance through providing improved access to health care, nutrition interventions, clean water and improved sanitation, shelter and protection services, as well as food assistance for millions of [...]

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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 [...]

7 Mar 2013 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

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