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Elections remains critical phase in CAR: UN peacekeeping chief

The ceremony of transfer of authority from MISCA to MINUSCA in Bangui on 15 September, 2014. UN Photo/ Catianne Tijerina.

The elections in the Central African Republic or CAR remain a critical phase, the outcome of which will show whether that the country has returned to constitutional order. The UN peacekeeping chief, Hervé…

17 Sep 2014 / Listen /

ISIL profiting from international inaction to end the Syrian civil war

Paulo Pinheiro, Chairman of the Independent Commission of Inquiry on Syria.  UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

The inaction of the international community to bring the Syrian conflict to an end continues to embolden the warring parties to operate with impunity and nourished the violence that has consumed the country,…

16 Sep 2014 / Listen /
World can no longer afford to burn its way through prosperity, says Ban "Gaza could implode again", warns UN Middle East Envoy US actor Leonardo DiCaprio named UN Messenger of Peace 700 migrants drown after boat sunk by human traffickers One Billion dollars needed to contain Ebola outbreak World hunger falls but 805 million still chronically undernourished Child mortality rates falling faster than ever: UNICEF Head of UNAMID calls for restraint in Darfur Renewed fighting in Libya causes suffering to civilians: UN envoy
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Role of big data in climate change action to be highlighted during Climate Summit

Anoush Rima Tatevossian. UN PHOTO

The role of digital information in tackling the challenge of climate change is due to be highlighted during a…

17 Sep 2014 / Listen /

Natural disasters displace more people than conflicts

A group of clean-up workers in Tacloban walk through piles of debris left by the storm. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras

More people have been displaced by natural disasters than by conflicts, according to a report launched at the United…

17 Sep 2014 / Listen /

"Stage set" for post-2015 agenda says outgoing General Assembly President

Outgoing General Assembly President John W. Ashe addressing the sixty-eighth session of the General Assembly at its 109th and final Plenary meeting. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

The stage has been set for the creation of the post-2015 development agenda says the President of the 68th…

17 Sep 2014 / Listen /

Photo blogger helps UN promote understanding of common humanity

Thomas Gass. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras

A blogger whose photographs have captured the imagination of almost ten million people on social media is helping the…

17 Sep 2014 / Listen /
Most neonatal deaths can be prevented: UNICEF Over 800 million people still undernourished despite reduction in world hunger: FAO Largest ever international support operation fight Ebola "Bold initiatives" ahead of UN climate change summit UN Humanitarian Chief "struck" by brutality in Iraq Conflict in Darfur reduces but more people flee homes Benefits expected as UN takes over African-led mission in Central African Republic Respect and understanding needed to be Speaker in India South Sudan’s women welcome ratification of CEDAW Women parliamentary leaders address gender issues Cuba offers 165 health professionals for Ebola response in West Africa UNHCR: Syrian refugee numbers top three million UN food agency starts distribution in Ukraine The Rise of Shadow Banking in China Food prices dropped by 3.6 per cent in August: FAO
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The Energetic Trio

The 1961 UN Radio programme explores a future with clean energy sources. Scientists discuss the possibilities of utilizing the sun, wind and heat stored deep beneath the earth's surface and…

17 Sep 2014 / Listen /

The Yeti

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Toni Hagen the Swiss geologist, Aila the sherpa and Fritz the dachshund traverse the Himalayas over and over enough to have climbed…

15 Sep 2014 / Listen /
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