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International Cooperation Year (1965)

Listen / FAO experts examine corn, 1964

In this edition of UN Radio Classics from 1965, the International Cooperation Year, actor Alexander Scourby reports on hunger and global action to end it. At the time, roughly two-thirds of the world’s population was undernourished.  As Scourby points out, while in affluent societies "the calorie is a nail for a coffin," most of the [...]

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The Energetic Trio

Listen / Middelgruden Offshore Wind Farm in Denmark

The 1961 UN Radio programme explores a future with clean energy sources. Scientists discuss the possibilities of utilizing the sun, wind and heat stored deep beneath the earth's surface and its economic and social significance. Language: English Genre: Report 1961 Duration: 28’35″

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UN Daily News 07 January 2014

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Youth urged to play sport to improve employment opportunities

Listen / Sudanese participate in Information Dissemination Campaign through Sport.  UN Photo/Fred Noy (2006)

Young people are being urged by the International Labour Organization (ILO) to engage in sport in order to improve their employment prospects. There are worldwide, an estimated 75 million young people between the age of 15 and 24 who are jobless. Matthieu Cognac is the ILO's youth employment expert based in Bangkok in Thailand. Daniel [...]

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$1billion appeal launched for Syrian children

Listen / Syrian refugee girl.   UNHCR.

An appeal for $1 billion to support children affected by the ongoing civil war in Syria has been launched by the United Nations. The "No Lost generation" appeal is calling on governments, aid agencies and members of the public to become what are being called champions for the children of Syria. The hope is that [...]

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Syrians stream into Iraq to buy supplies following reopening of border

Listen / Syrian refugees who arrived into Iraq's Kurdistan region in August 2013 UNHCR/G.Gubaeva

More than 2,500 Syrians arrived in Iraq's Kurdistan region on Sunday afternoon following the opening of the border, although most appear intent on returning to their homeland. The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) says aid workers and local authorities worked overnight to process the people who had arrived by barge. UNHCR spokesperson Melissa Fleming says the [...]

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Medical supplies delivered to Syrian city by UN

Listen / WHO delivers over 125 tons of medical supplies in Aleppo.  WHO

More than 125 tonnes of medical supplies have been sent to the Syrian city of Aleppo over the past two weeks by the World Health Organization (WHO). The agency reports that it delivered two shipments of surgical materials, medicines, infant incubators, ventilators and intensive care unit beds in both government-controlled and opposition-controlled areas. WHO says [...]

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First consignment of chemical weapons leaves Syria

Listen / Sigrid Kaag, Special Coordinator of the OPCW and the United Nations

The first consignment of chemical weapons from Syria left the country on Tuesday, the head of the entity overseeing the process reports. Sigrid Kaag, Special Coordinator of the Joint Mission of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and the United Nations, says the priority chemical materials were moved from two sites for [...]

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Human Rights Office calls for accountability following shelling of funeral procession in Yemen

Listen / Rupert Colville

The UN Human Rights Office is urging the authorities in Yemen to ensure that those responsible for the shelling of a funeral procession last month are held accountable. Twenty-one people died and 30 others, including children, were injured in the attack which took place in Al-Dhalai Governorate in southern Yemen on 27 December. Rupert Colville [...]

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IOM appeals for international support for South Sudan operations

Listen / The IOM Director General speaks with the IOM South Sudan Chief of Mission at the UNMISS Tomping base in Juba © IOM 2014

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is calling for greater global support for its efforts to assist people displaced by the ongoing conflict in South Sudan. The agency this week appealed for $23 million to support its humanitarian response to the crisis which followed political turmoil in mid-December. The United Nations estimates that nearly 200,000 [...]

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South Sudanese refugees stream into neighbouring countries

Listen / Food distribution in South Sudan

Nearly 31,000 South Sudanese nationals have fled into neighbouring countries since the flare-up of violence in the country two weeks ago according to the UN refugee agency UNHCR. The agency says it has registered over 23,500 refugees from South Sudan in Uganda, 5,000 have been registered in Ethiopia while in the Kakuma refugee camp in [...]

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UN agencies seek $1 billion for Syrian children

Listen / Syrian refugee children

Two United Nations agencies have launched a campaign to raise $1 billion to provide relief support and protect over four million Syrian children displaced inside the country or living in neighbouring countries as refugees. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) say the future of Syrian children is slipping away and without [...]

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