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Secretary-General concerned over political tensions in Thailand

Listen / Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on all sides in Thailand to exercise the utmost restraint, refrain from the use of violence and to show full respect for the rule of law and human rights. In a statement issued on Wednesday by his Spokesperson, Mr. Ban Ki-moon said he is concerned by the rising political [...]

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Security Council welcomes progress made in Yemen's political transition, despite challenges

Listen / Ambassador Liu Jieyi

Members of the UN Security Council have issued a unanimous and clear message in support of Yemen's ongoing political transition process and the Yemeni Government's efforts to reconstruct the economy and safeguard security, including the National Dialogue Conference. The President of the Security Council in November, Ambassador Liu Jieyi of China, read the statement to [...]

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Hundreds of Eritreans are leaving their country every month

Listen / Sheila Keetharuth

Up to 3,000 Eritreans are leaving their country each month to escape human rights violations perpetrated by the government and its security agencies, according to a United Nations human rights expert. Sheila Keetharuth, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea is urging the Eritrean Government to stop human rights violations. UN [...]

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Hundreds of Eritreans are leaving their country every month

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• Up to 3,000 Eritreans are leaving their country to escape human rights violations, according to a UN human rights expert. She says the fear of the indefinite nature of the national service is forcing the Eritreans to leave. The expert is calling on the Eritrean government to stop human rights abuses in the country. [...]

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Ban welcomes momentum behind "sustainable energy for all" initiative

Listen / Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (left) and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim at the meeting of the Sustainable Energy for All High-Level Advisory Board

The United Nations and the World Bank announced on Wednesday a concerted effort by governments, international agencies, civil society and the private sector to scale up efforts to provide sustainable energy to all. Launched two years ago, the initiative seeks to achieve three goals by 2030: universal access to modern energy, doubling energy efficiency, and [...]

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UN health agency issues new guidelines for treating children with severe acute malnutrition

Listen / A nurse measures the arm of a severely malnourished child at a clinic in Sudan (UN Photo/Albert González Farran)

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday issued new guidelines for treating children under five with severe acute malnutrition. According to the agency, there are almost 20 million children under-five years of age worldwide who have severe acute malnutrition. WHO says "severe acute malnutrition is when children suffer severe wasting that may or may not [...]

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UN Radio News 27 November 2013

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FAO warns of the risk of a double tragedy in the Philippines

Listen / Funds are urgently needed to help farmers clear their land and plant their crops.

Immediate assistance from the international community for Philippine farmers is critical to avoid a double tragedy befalling rural survivors of Typhoon Haiyan, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). And the UN food agency is calling on the donor community to urgently step forward and provide more than $11 million to get money [...]

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(RED) raises $46 million to fight AIDS through the Global Fund

Listen / The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

An auction organized by (RED), a group started by rock star Bono and Bobby Shriver to fight AIDS, has raised $46 million for the Global Fund to invest in their programs. The Global Fund is an international financing institution that fights AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. The sale, held in New York on 23 November, offered [...]

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Music producer David Guetta supports UN humanitarian campaign

Listen / Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (centre); Valerie Amos (right), and David Guetta (left)

Music star David Guetta is behind some of the hottest songs played in clubs and at parties worldwide. Collaborating with singers and rappers, he has produced hits such as 'I Gotta Feeling' by the Black Eyed Peas. The French DJ is helping the United Nations and its partners to raise money for humanitarian emergencies, such [...]

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Stricter regulations required to reap benefits from china's green investments

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Despite China’s rapid advancement towards a green economy, the country is facing significant environmental and social challenges that must be addressed if it is to achieve its sustainable development goals. That according to a joint report released this week by China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The report, [...]

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UN calls for governments to make disaster risk reduction an integral part of long-term development plans

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Building a more resilient Asia-Pacific is the key focus of a three-day meeting that began Wednesday at the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) in Bangkok, Thailand, bringing together senior government officials from more than 25 countries. In opening remarks, UN Under-Secretary-General and ESCAP Executive Secretary Dr. Noeleen Heyzer, acknowledged [...]

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New WHO guidelines on treating severe acute malnutrition in children

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued new treatment guidelines for children under-five who have severe acute malnutrition. Close to 20 million children worldwide are suffering from the condition. Severe acute malnutrition is when children suffer severe wasting that may or may not be accompanied by swelling of the body from fluid retention. Now, children [...]

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Residence Desired

Listen / A refugee in Damascus, 1959

Austrian actor Oscar Homolka narrates this introduction to “an international effort on behalf of all human beings” – World Refugee Year. Language: English Genre: Drama 1959 Duration: 28’17″

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World Refugee Year

Listen / World Refugee Year Representative Claude de Kemoularia

Pope John XXIII, Queen Juliana of the Netherlands, President Yitzhak Ben-Zvi of Israel, President Mario Echandi of Costa Rica and President Theodor Heuss of the Federal Republic of Germany join voices for the refugees. Language: English Genre: Report 1959 Duration: 9’35″

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