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Situation in Ukraine "continued to evolve rapidly": UN official

Listen / Security Council Chamber

The situation in Ukraine has continued to evolve rapidly with Russia deploying more troops  while demonstrations continue in some parts of the country. That's what Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Oscar Fernandez-Taranco told the Security Council as it met again on Monday afternoon to discuss the situation in the country. Mr. Taranco said the UN [...]

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FAO promotes new tool to measure hunger and food security

Listen / Pietro Gennari, Director of Statistics Division, FAO

A new metric by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to measure hunger and food insecurity faster and more effectively is being tested on the ground in several countries worldwide. The five-year global project, named Voices of the Hungry, gathers information on the extent and severity of hunger from food-insecure people through an annual survey. [...]

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Ugandan rebels in DR Congo urged to lay down arms

Listen / Training for United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in DR Congo (MONUSCO) Mission Personnel

Ugandan rebel fighters based in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have been asked to lay down their arms and enter UN-run camps. The call came from the top UN envoy in the DR Congo to the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) which has rear bases in the DR Congo and has been attacking civilians. The [...]

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Attack on Libya's parliament strongly condemned by UN

Listen / Martin Nesirky, UN spokesperson

The attack on Libya's parliament and the assault on its members on Sunday have been strongly condemned by the UN mission in the country. According to reports, rioters armed with knives and guns stormed the premises of the General National Congress and torched furniture. A guard was killed and six members of parliament were wounded [...]

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Ban: both sides in Ukraine conflict should "lower the temperature", engage in dialogue

Listen / UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Restoring calm in Ukraine and promoting direct talks between its authorities and Russia is now of utmost importance. That's what UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said to the press in Geneva on Monday after his opening address to the 25th session of the annual Human Rights Council. Tensions flared when Russian troops and armoured vehicles were [...]

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UN Daily News 3 March 2014

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Sudanese authorities are urged to allow unhindered access to displaced people in Darfur

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Authorities in Sudan are being urged to allow unhindered and immediate access to the areas affected by recent violence in Darfur. The African Union-UN Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) says it's deeply concerned about reports of an escalation of violence in South Darfur in the past several days. The Mission has received reports of looting, burning [...]

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There can be no true development without equal human rights, says UN General Assembly President

Listen / John William Ashe, President of the 68th session of the General Assembly speaking at a High Level Segment of the 25th Session of the Human Rights Council, Geneva, Switzerland.  UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

Leaders and people around the world have been urged to work hard to create a better life for everyone, including the poorest and most vulnerable people. The call was made by the President of the General Assembly, Ambassador John Ashe, in his address to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on Monday. There is [...]

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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: 4’42″

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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: 4’32″

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UN offers to mediate over the Ukrainian political crisis

Listen / Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

The United Nations is ready to offer any assistance which would lead to the peaceful resolution of the political crisis in Ukraine. Speaking in Geneva, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called for the restoration of peace in Ukraine and urged Russia to refrain from any acts or rhetoric that could further escalate the situation. The [...]

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Human Rights Council urged to end impunity and promote accountability

Listen / Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has expressed concern at the lack of accountability for human rights violations being committed in Syria, South Sudan and the Central African Republic. Addressing the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Mr Ban said the conflicts are a sad testament to what can happen when perpetrators feel free to [...]

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Illegal wildlife trade threatens survival of world's "charismatic" species

Listen / UN Photo/ John Isaac

The trade in illegal wildlife is threatening the survival of what have been called the world's most "charismatic" species. Marking the UN's World Wildlife Day, CITES, the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species, said that the trade has increased over the last few years. John Scanlon is the Secretary-General of the CITES "We [...]

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International Ear Care Day highlights hearing loss problem

Listen / ear1

More than 600 million people around the world suffer from some form of hearing loss, according to the United Nations health agency. The World Health Organization (WHO) says the highest prevalence of the problem is found in Asia Pacific, South Asia and sub-Saharan African. The agency points out that about half of all cases of [...]

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UN Human Rights Council holds its 25th regular session

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Over a hundred reports covering a wide range of countries and human rights themes will be presented at a month-long session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. The Council's 25th Session opens on Monday with a four-day High-Level Segment during which ministers and other senior dignitaries will speak. The 47-nation Geneva-based body serves [...]

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Celebrate "beauty" of nature on World Wildlife Day

Listen / UN Photo/E Darroch

People around the world are being urged to celebrate the beauty and variety of the planet’s millions of plants and animals and to fight for the survival of some of our most charismatic species. The call comes from John Scanlon, the Secretary-General of the CITES, the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species to [...]

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360 million people in the world live with hearing loss

Listen / Photo: The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)/A. Smith

Countries are being asked to develop strategies to prevent and treat hearing loss. The call has come from the  World Health Organization  on International Ear Care Day observed 3 March. There are 360 million persons in the world with disabling hearing loss, according to the agency, that's around 5 per cent of the global population. [...]

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