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Rabies: the growing and neglected killer


Amid recent health scares over diseases such as Ebola and Zika, chances are that you perhaps haven't given much thought to another deadly killer: rabies. For World Rabies Day, which falls on September…

28 Sep 2016 / Listen /

Mali extremist gets 9 years jail for destroying Timbuktu sites

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An Islamist militant from Mali has been sentenced to 9 years of jail by a UN-backed tribunal for directing attacks against religious and cultural monuments in Timbuktu. Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi is…

27 Sep 2016 / Listen /
More than 6 million global deaths due to air pollution, says UN Colombia victims "most forceful" voices of peace Colombia peace deal to be signed with "bullet pens" World faces growing nuclear threats, says deputy UN chief Good work conditions "improve pay and factory output" Security Council urged to press for halt in Syria violence to protect civilians Commendation for Cypriot leaders UN chief welcomes proposal for national dialogue in Gabon
Today's Features

"Raw grief and unquenchable anger" at Syria crisis

A wide view of the Security council Chamber as Stephen O'Brien briefs the Council via video teleconference. UN Photo/Kim Haughton

"Raw grief and unquenchable anger" is how the UN's top humanitarian official has described his feelings about the latest…

29 Sep 2016 / Listen /

Global migrant compact should address threat of human trafficking

UNPOL and PNTL carried out a special operation aiming at targeting illegal immigrants, human trafficking, drugs in two Dili night bars . UN Photo/Martine Perret (file photo)

The scourge of human trafficking needs to be factored into a new global compact on migration, a UN meeting…

29 Sep 2016 / Listen /

Ugandan slum-dweller becomes UN "change-maker"

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A young Ugandan entrepreneur who grew up in a slum has been chosen to act as a United Nations…

29 Sep 2016 / Listen /

Huge escalation of attacks in Aleppo kills 96 children


A "huge escalation" of bombardments in the Syrian city, Aleppo, has led to the deaths of at least 96…

28 Sep 2016 / Listen /

Attacks on medical facilities becoming "new norm" in conflict

Security Council MeetingHealthcare in armed conflictPresident MSF Joanne Liu

Attacks against hospitals and health workers are becoming a "new norm" in conflict, the head of one of the…

28 Sep 2016 / Listen /
Racial equality's taken a "back seat" at UN Religious leaders have duty to "protect believers from bigotry" Somalia readying for extraordinary electoral process "Moral impact" of migrant issue on Monaco Indian "change-maker" educates women about rights Protecting heritage part of "security response" to conflict Cyprus talks approaching "make or break moment" Environment factors should be part of refugee status Innovating agriculture to address climate change
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People in Houses

Princess Grace of Monaco stars in this drama about the life of refugees in Europe.   Duration: 28’46″…

24 Dec 2015 / Listen /

Life Begins at Ten


American actors Doris Day and Gregory Peck join Eleanor Roosevelt to raise awareness on the life of refugees in Europe. Duration: 14’21″…

24 Dec 2015 / Listen /
Declaration of Human Rights by Eleanor Roosevelt

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