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All countries urged by UN chief to ratify treaty to abolish death penalty

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Countries around the world have been urged to ratify an international treaty aimed at abolishing what has been described as the "cruel" death penalty. The call came from UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon who…

24 Apr 2014 / Listen /
Unprovoked attack on supply barge in South Sudan condemned by UN Over 90 per cent of Syria's chemical materials destroyed in country Technology to boost awareness of immunization programmes General Assembly holds debate on "Ensuring Stable and Peaceful Societies" One year anniversary of garment factory disaster marked in Bangladesh Girls and women encouraged to get into information and communication technologies UN expert calls for broad consultation on reform of Côte d'Ivoire's electoral body Situation in northern Mali "remains very fragile", warns UN envoy UN mission in South Sudan rejects claim it failed to protect civilians Warring parties in Syria urged to allow relief aid to people in need Mobile technology facilitates literacy in developing countries: UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day highlights preservation and sharing of knowledge Importance of population issues to development discussed in Stockholm UNESCO chief calls for probe into murder of a Philippines journalist Children 'paying the price' for conflict in South Sudan
Today's Features

Shift in market power in banana trade: FAO

FAO@PHOTO

The control of the global market for bananas has shifted from multinational companies to supermarkets and large retail chains,…

25 Apr 2014 / Listen /

$5 billion needed annually to eradicate deaths from malaria

WHO@PHOTO

Five billion dollars a year is needed to eradicate deaths from malaria according to the UN-supported Roll Back Malaria…

25 Apr 2014 / Listen /

Global passion for movies highlights role of intellectual property

Credit: UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

Everyone loves a good story which is why film industries are flourishing across the world, according to the World…

25 Apr 2014 / Listen /

Garment industry in Bangladesh Rana Plaza: Never again

ILO@PHOTO

A year after Bangladesh's deadliest industrial accident also known as the "Rana Plaza disaster", safety conditions for workers have…

24 Apr 2014 / Listen /
Girls can "shape future" with ICT Peace agreement in Darfur will help protection of civilians World Immunization Week: "know, check and protect" UN Mission in South Sudan rejects responsibility for "disaster" in Bentiu Cell phones in developing countries encourage "reading without books" Shipwrecks offer "huge potential" for small island states Nuclear Science in Cancer Treatment Evidence of hundreds of executions in South Sudan's Bentiu Improving "health of oceans" for food and nutrition security Organic farming protects Mother Earth and supports harmony with nature Vaccines guarded against natural disasters in refrigerators in the Philippines Global economy "turning corner" says IMF Ethnic killings and radio hate speech deplored in South Sudan Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars sing about peace and forgiveness
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The New Frontier

Starring actor Edward G. Robinson, this programme describes how the path to universal peace and prosperity is “the new frontier” for mankind and tasks for the UN Economic and Social…

9 Apr 2014 / Listen /

Freedom of the skies

ICAO Emblem

A drama portraying the creation of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the UN body in charge of rules of airspace, aircraft…

9 Apr 2014 / Listen /
All Your Strength