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Iraq appeals for international help to defeat ISIL

August 2014, Dahuk, Iraq: These people escaped Sinjar Mountain, making their way the Iraq's Kurdish region where authorities and aid groups are scaling-up their response efforts. Credit: UNICEF/Wathiq Khuzaie

Iraq is appealing to the international community to take concerted efforts to end acts of violence and terrorism being committed by the militant group Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, ISIL. Speaking…

1 Sep 2014 / Listen /

International community must support small islands in the forefront of change

The UN Secretary General addresses the 3rd SIDS conference in Apia, Samoa

The international community has an important role to play in ensuring that small island developing states or SIDS are supported in their efforts to promote action against climate change and sustainable development. That's…

31 Aug 2014 / Listen /
UN Secretary-General becomes Samoan chief World business leaders gather in Samoa to support small island developing states Civilian death toll in eastern Ukraine significantly high Three million Syrians are now refugees Memorial for helicopter crash victims held in South Sudan Societies grapple with identity-based tensions, says senior UN official Security Council condemns actions of Houthi forces in Yemen UN official warns of a "dangerous escalation" in the conflict in Ukraine Ebola virus disease could affect 20,000 people in West Africa Effective outcome expected from Alliance of Civilizations meeting in Bali: UN official Economic and social fabric of Syria "ripped to shreds", says UN official
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"Sea-locked countries" face up to climate change

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Small island nations are looking at ways to work with the international community to counter the danger of climate…

2 Sep 2014 / Listen /

Stopping climate change "about people, about survival"

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Putting an end to the harmful affects of climate change is about the survival of people across the world.…

2 Sep 2014 / Listen /

Partnerships agreed at Samoa small islands conference


Hundreds of partnerships between small island developing states or SIDS and the private sector are being successfully forged at…

1 Sep 2014 / Listen /

"Once-in-a-decade opportunity" for small island developing states

Maldives, the world's lowest lying country
Mohamed Abdulla Shafeeg/UNIC

The international community is meeting in the Pacific Ocean nation of Samoa for what is being described as a…

1 Sep 2014 / Listen /
Island nations need partnerships not "grand-standing" to develop Trinidad and Tobago's unique small island situation Samoan villagers shelter from tsunamis on higher ground Poverty and inequality on the increase in Pacific UN rights chief pleased with "Rights Up Front" legacy Samoa welcomes international community to islands conference Average of 36 people killed daily in eastern Ukraine: UN Private sector encouraged to play leading role in small island developing states #GirlWithABook creators are helping to build a library in Pakistan Women disproportionately affected by climate change UN Alliance of Civilization forum promoting "culture of peace" Displaced people in South Sudan's Bentiu town live in "very dire" conditions UN Libya resolution expands arms embargo, calls for "immediate ceasefire" Civil society leaders discuss post-2015 UN development agenda
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Rock Hudson: The Open Door

American actor Rock Hudson tells the story of a reformed mental health institution in Bethlehem and the work of World Health Organization. Language: English Genre: Drama 1959 Duration: 4’28″…

22 Aug 2014 / Listen /

Maurice Chevalier: Penicillin Featurette

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French actor and singer Maurice Chevalier tells the story of a young woman in a village in Haiti who is saved with…

22 Aug 2014 / Listen /