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Unified position on South Sudan needed to advance political process: UN official

A wide view of the Security Council chamber as David Shearer briefs the Council via video conference. UN Photo/Manuel Elias

The Security Council needs to unite on a common strategy to advance the political process in South Sudan, the head of the UN peacekeeping mission in the country, UNMISS, has urged. David Shearer…

24 May 2017 / Listen /

UN chief condemns "horrific terrorist" attack in Manchester


The UN Secretary-General António Guterres has strongly condemned the "horrific terrorist attack" in Manchester in the United Kingdom, according to a statement released by his spokesperson. Media reports say that the ISIL terrorist…

23 May 2017 / Listen /
Toxic agents found during Syria chemical probe: UN official Ethiopia's candidate to head UN health agency, WHO Despite progress, life for Myanmar’s children remains struggle: UNICEF More than two million women, girls still live with fistula: UN Promises made to finance sustainable development must be kept: UN World's health challenges take centre stage in Geneva Energy situation in Gaza could deepen crisis, UN official warns Algeria hailed by UN for holding "peaceful" parliamentary elections
Today's Features

Handmade dolls share dreams of Syrian women, children with the world

Syrian refugee Amina, 56, embroiders dolls that embody the dreams of those affected by war, in Shatila Camp, Beirut.© UNHCR/Houssam Hariri

Dolls made by Syrian women living in a UN-run refugee camp, in Beirut, Lebanon, are being used to tell…

25 May 2017 / Listen /

Civilian protection "ultimate goal" of UN peacekeeping: Lacroix

UN peacekeeping chief Jean-Pierre LaCroix at UN HQ in New York on Facebook Live, with UN News' Jocelyne Sambira. Photo Credit: UN/Nancy Groves

  Protecting civilians is the ultimate goal of UN peacekeeping. That's according to the new chief of the Department…

24 May 2017 / Listen /

Malnutrition alert for 400,000 DRC Kasai children


Conflict in central Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has put an additional 400,000 children at risk of severe…

24 May 2017 / Listen /

How food chain changes could help world's undernourished


What we eat and how we produce it has a major negative impact on health and the environment and…

24 May 2017 / Listen /

Myanmar rural development gaps highlighted by preventable child death toll


In Myanmar, up to 150 children under five are dying every day from preventable illnesses, UNICEF warned on Tuesday.…

23 May 2017 / Listen /
New approach to aid delivery can help people survive: UN relief chief "Flexible funding" key under new UN health agency chief, says expert 1bn children suffer some form of violence every year: UN envoy Astana talks "promising step" says UN special envoy for Syria "Steady stream" of DRC refugees continue to cross into Angola “Unprecedented” Yemen cholera outbreak must be halted, says WHO "Human rights violations in Yei may amount to war crimes": UN
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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 /

Declaration of Human Rights by Eleanor Roosevelt


In this historic audio, listen to Eleanor Roosevelt – diplomat, activist and former First Lady of the United States – read from…

15 Apr 2015 / Listen /
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