Today's News

Libya hospital strikes "more common and serious"


Attacks on health facilities in Libya are happening more often with ever more serious consequences for the country's people, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned Monday. According to WHO's representative in Libya, Dr…

27 Jun 2016 / Listen /

Parties to Yemen peace talks have “moral responsibility” to end conflict : Ban

Secretary-General meeting with Parties to the Yemen Peace Talks.

Parties to the Yemen peace talks have a "moral and political" responsibility to end the conflict, the UN Secretary-General urged on Sunday. Speaking in Kuwait where the negotiations were being hosted, Ban Ki-moon…

26 Jun 2016 / Listen /

"Dehumanizing" practice of torture remains pervasive

ingers wearing hats advocating "No Torture" line up before performing at a Human Rights Day event outside of Mogadishu Central Prison in Somalia. UN Photo/Tobin Jones

The dehumanizing practice of torture remains pervasive and is disturbingly gaining acceptance, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Sunday. He made the remarks on the International Day of Support for the Victims of…

26 Jun 2016 / Listen /
Today's Features

Sahel suffers poverty, climate change and violent extremism: UN

Toby Lanzer. UN Photo/Loey Felipe

The Sahel region of Africa suffers "terrible" poverty compounded by climate change and further "ravaged" by violent extremism. That's…

28 Jun 2016 / Listen /

More than 800 journalists killed in past decade, UN panel hears


Information, and the pursuit of it, is becoming more and more dangerous with over 800 journalists killed in the…

28 Jun 2016 / Listen /

"Alarming" drought in Zimbabwe threatens 4 million people

Bishow Parajuli. Photo: UN Radio / Laura Jarriel

A drought in Zimbabwe is threatening the well-being of around four million people according to the UN Resident Coordinator…

28 Jun 2016 / Listen /

Conflicts and “disillusionment” hampering the UN, says distinguished former official


A growing number of conflicts, a lack of will by Member States to act together and political disillusionment are…

28 Jun 2016 / Listen /

Delivering on promise to invest in humanity


A staggering 130 million people worldwide require immediate humanitarian assistance; a figure that in population terms, would represent the…

27 Jun 2016 / Listen /

Dadaab returnees will leave camps voluntarily, says UNHCR


In Kenya, moves are continuing to encourage about 320,000 Somali nationals to leave Dadaab, one of the biggest camp…

27 Jun 2016 / Listen /
Europe needs to build on "existing systems" to fight Zika Virus
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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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