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Veteran Ethiopian activist wins King Baudouin African Development Prize

Listen / Ethiopian women's rights campaigner Bogaletch Gebre.

Bogaletch Gebre, a veteran campaigner for women's rights in Ethiopia is the winner of the 2012-2013 King Baudouin African Development Prize presented by Belgium. She talks to Beng Poblete-Enriquez about the NGO she founded alongside her sister nearly two decades that has been working to empower women and stamp out the practice of female genital [...]

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UN to remain "at the side of the Afghan people" after 2014: Deputy Secretary-General

Listen / UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson in an interview with UNAMA during his visit to Afghanistan. [Fardin Waezi / UNAMA]

As Afghanistan gears up for a period of transition following the withdrawal of foreign forces in 2014, the United Nations will remain "at the side of the Afghan people," according to UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson. Mr. Eliasson on Tuesday concluded a five-day visit to the country where he met with President Hamid Karzai and [...]

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WFP and government launch cooked school meals initiative in Bangladesh

Listen / Students in Bangladesh

A joint school meals initiative reaching 14,000 children in Bangladesh's Barguna District was launched Thursday by the UN World Food Programme (WFP) along with the Government of Bangladesh, with funding from the Australian Government Overseas Aid Program (AusAID). Instead of the micronutrient-fortified biscuits usually provided in school feeding programmes in Bangladesh, children in 63 schools [...]

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Military interference in the affairs of any state not consistent with fundamental democratic principles: Ban

Listen / Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon Joint Press Stakeout

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has reiterated his appeals for calm, non-violence, dialogue and restraint in Egypt at this moment of continued high tension and uncertainty in the country. During a press conference on Thursday in Copenhagen, Denmark, the Secretary-General said the United Nations was following closely, and with continuing concern, the fast-moving developments in Egypt. [...]

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Syria Commission of Inquiry briefs Security Council

Listen / Karen Abuzayd, Member of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic. [UN Photo/JC McIlwaine]

Although the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria has not been granted access to the country, its members say this does not translate into a lack of information on the ongoing crisis there. Commission members recently briefed the Security Council on their latest report, which for the first time documents the systematic imposition of [...]

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Summer Fun Days for refugee children in the West Bank

Listen / A girl plays on an inflatable slide during UNRWA Summer Fun Weeks. [UN Photo/Shareef Sarhan]

The Summer Fun Days have begun for 150,000 Palestine refugee children in the West Bank, thanks to generous funding from the European Union. For the third year in a row, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) says these fun-filled activities ranging from recreational, sport and art, [...]

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The Alliance of Civilizations role in an ever-changing world

Listen / UN High Representative of the Alliance of Civilizations Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser

The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations is a forum for inter-cultural and inter-religious dialogue. The Alliance, which was established in 2005 on the initiative of Spain and Turkey, seeks to build trust and understanding across cultures and communities around the world. Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, was designated UN High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations [...]

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