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Iraqi leaders are urged to address the terrorist threat of ISIL

Listen / Nickolay Mladenov. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

Leaders in Iraq have been urged by the UN Secretary-General to come together to address the terrorist threat of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant or ISIL. The group has taken over a number of major cities in Iraq, including Mosul the second largest city in the country. The Secretary-General's Special Representative for [...]

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Political process cornerstone for stability in Mali

Listen / UN Photo/Marco Dormino

Mali continues to face insecurity caused by the presence of terrorist groups in the northern part of the country, according to the head of UN peacekeeping operations. Hervé Ladsous briefed the Security Council on the situation in Mali on Wednesday. The UN mission in the country, known as MINUSMA is helping the country as it [...]

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Thousands of people flee human rights abuses in Eritrea

Listen / Sheila Keetharuth. UN Photo/Amanda Voisard

About 2,000 Eritreans leave their country each month to escape human rights abuses, according to an independent expert. Sheila Keetharuth, the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea presented her report to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on Wednesday. She said that the two main reasons cited for leaving [...]

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Tanzania's Selous Game Reserve is put on List of World Heritage in Danger

Listen / UN Photo/B Wolff

The Selous Game Reserve in Tanzania has been inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger because of the decimation of wildlife populations as a result of poaching. The decision was taken by the UN cultural agency (UNESCO)'s World Heritage Committee which is meeting in Doha, in Qatar. The Selous Game Reserve, covering 50,000 [...]

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Chocolate lovers to protect bio-diversity in São Tomé,

Listen / Cocoa. Photo:UN-NGLS

Chocolate lovers in Europe are contributing to the preservation of one of the world’s biodiversity hot spots. São Tomé, an island off the west coast of Africa is home to many unique species of flora and fauna. Protected land is increasingly coming under pressure as impoverished people cut down trees for firewood and construction. But [...]

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Perpetrators of war crimes in Syria “must face justice”

Listen / UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

Governments around the world have been urged to remain vigilant to ensure that perpetrators of war crimes and crimes against humanity in Syria are face justice. The appeal was made in Geneva on Wednesday by Paulo Pinheiro, the Chairperson of the Commission of Inquiry into human rights violations in the country that is mired in [...]

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World faces "epidemic of youth unemployment" says UN chief

Listen / Youth center in downtown Nairobi. UNFPA/Roar Bakke Sorensen (NICA ID: 545292)

Governments around the world have been urged by the UN Secretary-General to solve what he described as "an epidemic of youth unemployment." Speaking at an event organized by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Geneva on Wednesday, Ban Ki-moon called for more investment in youth employment initiatives. He said that many young people are stuck [...]

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Thousands of Eritreans flee human rights abuses in their country says UN expert

Listen / Sheila Keetharuth. UN Photo/Amanda Voisard

The international community has been urged to address "recurrent" human rights violations in Eritrea which have led to about 2,000 people fleeing each month to neighbouring countries. The call has come from the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea who presented her report to the UN Human Rights Council in [...]

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Violence is proof of "precariousness" of situation in Mali

Listen / Hervé Ladsous. UN Photo/Evan Schneider

The killing of four UN peacekeepers from Chad in northern Mali last week shows that much more needs to be done to achieve lasting peace in the country. That's what the head of UN peacekeeping operations, Hervé Ladsous, told the Security Council as it discussed the UN mission in Mali, known by its French acronym [...]

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What Follows the End?

Listen / Austrian children receive hot milk from the UN, 1949. UN Photo

The hopes and fears of a refugee family in Austria, and how the UN High Commission for Refugees came to the rescue. Language: English Genre: Drama 1955 Duration: 14’34″

18 Jun 2014 | Posted in UN Radio Classics | Read More »

Ukraine report highlights a reign of fear and terror in eastern regions

Listen / Navi Pillay. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

The breakdown in law and order in Ukraine has been described a as "worrying trend" in a United Nations report released on Wednesday. Ukraine has been in turmoil since February when its president was forcibly removed from power after months of political unrest. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, said that the [...]

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Ukraine report highlights a reign of fear and terror in eastern regions

Listen / Gianni Magazzeni, Chief of the Americas, Europe and Central Asia Branch at the Office of the UN Human Rights Commissioner for Human rights (OHCHR.  UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

A new United Nations report on the situation in Ukraine details the breakdown in law and order in areas held by armed groups in the east of the country and identifies a number of 'worrying trends' emerging in Crimea. The report, the third produced by the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission, covers the period from [...]

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