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"Not impossible" to fully disarm Colombian rebels "by June"

Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Colombia Jean Arnault. Photo: UNIC Bogotá (file photo)

It's "not impossible" that the disarmament process which is central to Colombia's historic peace deal could be complete "by June". That's the view of the Head of the UN Mission in Colombia, Jean…

11 Jan 2017 / Listen /

United Nations condemns terror attacks in Afghanistan

A wide view of Kandahar, Afghanistan. Photo: UNAMA

Terrorist attacks in Afghanistan which left dozens dead in the capital Kabul, and at the home of the Provincial Governor of Kandahar have been condemned by the United Nations. The Ambassador of the…

11 Jan 2017 / Listen /
Cyprus talks: many issues "solved", says UN UN must commit to "surge in diplomacy for peace" Guterres urges News in Brief 10 January 2017 (PM) First 1,000 days of child's life important for brain development: UN "Deepening" Afghan conflict prompts 13% increase in need for 2017 Cyprus talks face "moment of truth"
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Countries need to improve data collection

Wu Hongbo, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs. UN File Photo/Eskinder Debebe

All countries need to improve data collection if the world is to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according…

14 Jan 2017 / Listen /

West African states continue efforts to resolve Gambia electoral crisis

Mohammed Ibn Chambas, head of the UN Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS). UN File Photo/Manuel Elias.

Leaders from the West African regional bloc ECOWAS have returned to The Gambia in efforts to resolve the country's…

13 Jan 2017 / Listen /

Millions of children to receive measles vaccine in Nigeria


A mass vaccination campaign to protect more than four million children against a measles outbreak in north-eastern Nigeria kicked…

13 Jan 2017 / Listen /

Merging science, technology and innovation leads to development

Press briefing on the Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for SDGs.

Merging science, technology and innovative ideas can help tackle the global challenges to development, a panellist at a UN…

13 Jan 2017 / Listen /

UNHCR: refugees face police violence, push-backs in Balkans


Concern is growing for asylum-seekers facing freezing conditions in the Balkans amid reports that they are still facing police…

13 Jan 2017 / Listen /
Cyprus deal "could be a symbol to the world", says Guterres Global unemployment rate expected to rise by 3.4 million: ILO Civilians still facing insecurity in Darfur Art project exposes the life of women in Bolivian prisons Women and girls "far more vulnerable" in humanitarian crises "Time bomb" of tobacco related diseases in Africa Peacekeeping chief urges swift implementation of DRC agreement
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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″…

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Declaration of Human Rights by Eleanor Roosevelt

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