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Three years after independence, South Sudan plagued by "hunger, disease and insecurity"

Listen / A young girl waits outside her home after carrying heavy jars of water at Mina transit site in South Sudan's Upper Nile State.  UN Photo/Martine Perre

The people of South Sudan are plagued by "hunger, disease and insecurity" three years after gaining independence from Sudan. That's according to the UN Secretary-General. Ban Ki-moon has urged the leaders of Africa's newest nation to live up to the expectations of their people and end what he called "a man-made crisis." Conflict broke out [...]

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Imperative to restore calm in Gaza says UN Chief

Listen / Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.  UN Photo/Mark Garten

The recent multiple rocket attacks by militants on Israel from the Gaza Strip have been condemned by the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Israeli-Palestinian violence has flared in the wake of the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers in the West Bank in late June. The subsequent killing of a Palestinian teenager from East Jerusalem [...]

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AU considers deployment of task force to address Boko Haram threat

Listen / Said Djinnit. UN Photo/Loey Felipe

A decision made by the African Union to consider deploying a regional security force to address the threat of Boko Haram has been welcomed by the UN Special Envoy for West Africa. Said Djinnit made the remarks on Tuesday as he briefed the Security Council on the activities of the United Nations Office for West [...]

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Man’s Prospect in the Year 2000

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A UN Radio journalist imagines the year 2000 in a report from 1975. Explore his predictions on such topics as economics, population and food. Language: English Genre: Report 1975 Duration: 14’40″

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A Geometry of Hunger

Listen / A malnourished boy. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

This programme describes the challenges arising from the population growth in the 20th century for alimentation and nutrition. Language: English Genre: Report 1957 Duration: 14’30″

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Election investigation urged in Afghanistan

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The investigation of ballots from more than 7,000 polling stations in Afghanistan has been urged by the UN mission in the country, UNAMA. It follows the publication of initial results of elections which are being challenged by presidential contender, Abdullah Abdullah. Mr Abdullah, who has repeated claims that the election process was fraudulent, faced Ashraf [...]

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Concern over forced return of asylum seekers

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Concern has been raised by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) over the increasing number of asylum seekers who are being deported from countries where they are hoping for refuge. In the past week, there have been reports of asylum seekers being deported from Sudan, Australia and Thailand. UNHCR says the trend is worrying as some [...]

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New partnership to use climate services to improve public health

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The World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) have joined forces to tackle the increasing risks to human health posed by weather and climate hazards such as extreme temperatures, floods, droughts and tropical cyclones. The organizations have established a Climate and Health office to promote the development and use of climate services [...]

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Migrant death toll in the Mediterranean sea continues to rise

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The number of migrants who have died in the Mediterranean sea trying to reach Europe this year, has reached 500 according to the UN refugee agency UNHCR. On Monday, the Libyan coast guard informed UNHCR that it had recovered 12 bodies from a boat accident believed to have occurred on Sunday. Among the victims of [...]

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145,000 Syrian refugee women "fight for survival"

Listen / Displaced children and women stand in Aleppo, Syria. Photo: UNICEF/Romenzi

More than 145,000 Syrian refugee families in Egypt, Lebanon, Iraq and Jordan are headed by women, according to a report released by the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR. The report "Woman Alone" says they face what it calls "a lone fight for survival." The women are, according to the report, forced to take sole responsibility for [...]

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Link between sport and peace highlighted in Kosovo by UN


As the football World Cup reaches its climax in Brazil, the value of sport in bringing people together is being recognised by the United Nations. In Kosovo, the UN Mission, UNMIK, is highlighting the link between sport and peace with a number of activities. The goal is to promote reconciliation, build confidence, and foster peace [...]

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