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The world is "tantalizingly" close to a climate deal: UN Special Adviser

Secretary-General's Special Adviser on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development David Nabarro briefs the press on climate change and sustainable development. UN Photo/Cia Pak

The world is "tantalizingly" close to a climate deal as India prepares to ratify the agreement at the end of the week, a senior UN official announced Thursday. The internationally agreed Paris climate…

29 Sep 2016 / Listen /

Database shows global disparity in access to cancer care: UN


A new and improved database highlighting the global disparity in access to cancer care has been made public, by the UN's nuclear energy agency (IAEA). Since 1959, the IAEA has been collecting data…

28 Sep 2016 / Listen /
Libya's warring groups acting "with complete impunity" UN Rights Council hears Rabies: the growing and neglected killer Mali extremist gets 9 years jail for destroying Timbuktu sites 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"
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Volunteer orchestra look to hits right note in front of Ban Ki-moon

United Nations Orchestra. Photo: UN

An orchestra of volunteer musicians is preparing for its biggest performance yet…in front of an audience of 4,000 people…

1 Oct 2016 / Listen /

Heaven "better than the hell" of Syria's Aleppo

Children ouside their tent in the western part of Aleppo city, Syria. Photo: UNICEF/Ourfali

A mother who tried to stab her one-month old baby to death in Aleppo, Syria has told the UN…

30 Sep 2016 / Listen /

Exhibition shows past, present and future of "green oasis" Riyadh


"A green oasis in the middle of a desert". That's how the mayor of Riyadh described his city, at…

30 Sep 2016 / Listen /

A bad attitude about ageing not good for health: WHO

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Negative attitudes about ageing can reduce an older person's lifespan by more than seven years, according to research cited…

30 Sep 2016 / Listen /

Human Rights Council is sum of parts, says UN deputy rights chief

Kate Gilmore, Deputy UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

It's been a little over a decade since the UN Human Rights Council started work to address abuse wherever…

30 Sep 2016 / Listen /
27,000 lives saved by search and rescue charity in Mediterranean "Raw grief and unquenchable anger" at Syria crisis Global migrant compact should address threat of human trafficking Ugandan slum-dweller becomes UN "change-maker" Access to information "at the heart of open and healthy societies" Huge escalation of attacks in Aleppo kills 96 children Attacks on medical facilities becoming "new norm" in conflict Racial equality's taken a "back seat" at UN Religious leaders have duty to "protect believers from bigotry"
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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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