Today's News

UN official warns of a "dangerous escalation" in the conflict in Ukraine

Jeffrey Feltman.  UN Photo/Mark Garten

The southward spread of fighting along the border between Ukraine and Russia in the Sea of Azov has been described by a senior UN official as "a dangerous escalation" in the conflict. The…

28 Aug 2014 / Listen /

Ebola virus disease could affect 20,000 people in West Africa

A government health worker at the Kenema Ebola Treatment Centre in Sierra Leone attends to a victim. Photo: IRIN/Tommy Trenchard

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says it will require nearly $500 million over the next nine months to bring the Ebola disease outbreak in West Africa under control. WHO says the viral disease…

28 Aug 2014 / Listen /
Effective outcome expected from Alliance of Civilizations meeting in Bali: UN official Economic and social fabric of Syria "ripped to shreds", says UN official All flights to Bentiu in South Sudan grounded following helicopter crash UN chief "alarmed" by reports of fighting in eastern Ukraine UN peacekeepers detained as fighting continues in Golan Heights Security Council condemns downing of UN helicopter in South Sudan UN pledges support to completion of election audit in Afghanistan Over 4000 NGOs gather for annual meeting in New York Mass atrocities being committed daily in Syria UN health agency addresses climate change and health UN food agency delivers food to Gaza through Rafah crossing
Today's Features

Private sector encouraged to play leading role in small island developing states

A view of the solar volatic panels for a renewable energy project in Tokelau
UN Photo/Ariane Rummery

The private sector is being encouraged to play a leading role in promoting the development of small island developing…

29 Aug 2014 / Listen /

UN rights chief pleased with "Rights Up Front" legacy

Navi Pillay, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. UN Photo / Jean-Marc Ferré

Getting every UN department to commit to advancing the protection of human rights is one of the highlights of…

29 Aug 2014 / Listen /

#GirlWithABook creators are helping to build a library in Pakistan

Malala Yousafzai (centre) with Olivia Curl (left) and Lena Shareef, creators of #GirlWithABook. UN Photo/Mark Garten

The two young American girls behind a widely successful social media campaign promoting education, #GirlWithABook, are helping to build…

28 Aug 2014 / Listen /

Women disproportionately affected by climate change

A Haitian woman and her child receive emergency rations during hurricane Ike in Gonaives.  UN Photo/Logan Abassi

Women are often more affected than men by climate change, especially if during a natural disaster. That's according to…

28 Aug 2014 / Listen /
UN Alliance of Civilization forum promoting "culture of peace" Displaced people in South Sudan's Bentiu town live in "very dire" conditions UN Libya resolution expands arms embargo, calls for "immediate ceasefire" Civil society leaders discuss post-2015 UN development agenda Diversified economy key to development of SIDS WFP food convoy crosses Rafah crossing into Gaza War crimes and crimes against humanity increase in Syria Samoa prepares to welcome international community Health claims for E-cigarettes disputed by UN health body Urgent need for aid in Ukraine as shelling continues in Lugansk Displaced Iraqis share transit camp with Syrian refugees Justice lacking for victims of sexual violence in Bangladesh, says activist Ebola outbreak"very serious" in Sierra Leone Relief operation in northern Iraq in full swing: UNHCR
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Rock Hudson: The Open Door

American actor Rock Hudson tells the story of a reformed mental health institution in Bethlehem and the work of World Health Organization. Language: English Genre: Drama 1959 Duration: 4’28″…

22 Aug 2014 / Listen /

Maurice Chevalier: Penicillin Featurette

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French actor and singer Maurice Chevalier tells the story of a young woman in a village in Haiti who is saved with…

22 Aug 2014 / Listen /