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"Clear connection between torture and corruption": UN

Malcolm Evans, Chair of the UN Subcommittee on the Prevention of Torture, speaks during a joint press conference by human rights experts on torture.  UN Photo/Rick Bajornas

There is clear connection between torture, ill-treatment and corrupt practices, a UN expert says. Malcolm Evans, Chairperson on a UN torture prevention body, is  in New York to present his annual report to…

21 Oct 2014 / Listen /

"Cycle of build and destroy must end" in Gaza: Ban Ki-moon

Palestinians search through the rubble of their home destroyed by Israeli strikes in Khuza'a, southern Gaza Strip.  UN Photo/Shareef Sarhan

The cycle of build and destroy in Gaza must end, the UN Secretary-General urged on Tuesday. Mr Ban Ki-moon was speaking to members of the Security Council during a quarterly open debate on…

21 Oct 2014 / Listen /
Ebola Trust Fund totals $14 million but "needs much more" 15 countries vying for seats on UN Human Rights Council More UN bases open in South Sudan for displaced persons Lebanon needs support to cope with Syria refugee burden China donates $6 million to help "reverse Ebola advance": WFP Scientists needed to help with world's pressing issues: Ban Cuba praised for sending more doctors, nurses to fight Ebola Heightened concern over civilians trapped in North Kivu violence Venezuela urged to release opposition leaders and their followers Preparations begin to assist Iraqi displaced before winter Ebola "hijacked every aspect of life" in West Africa One fifth of developing world population lives in extreme poverty
Today's Features

"Huge challenge" getting aid to displaced people in South Sudan

Ellen Margrethe Løj, new Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS).  UNMISS/JC McIlwaine

Delivering humanitarian aid to the people in need in South Sudan is a huge challenge due to the rainy…

22 Oct 2014 / Listen /

Vaccines developed to tackle Ebola outbreak in West Africa

Health-care providers, still wearing their protective clothing, must thoroughly disinfect every place a person suspected to have Ebola passes through on the way to the health unit. WHO/Christina Banluta

Efforts are ongoing to develop vaccines for the deadly Ebola virus disease which has claimed more than 4, 500…

21 Oct 2014 / Listen /

Meeting in Jamaica seeks to unlock Caribbean economic growth

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Senior government ministers are meeting in Montego Bay, Jamaica, later this week to discuss ways to unlock economic growth…

21 Oct 2014 / Listen /

Violence in schools, physical and sexual, underreported

Students of a midwifery school in El Fasher, North Darfur, participate in a march  against Gender Violence.  UN Photo/Albert González Farran

Violence in schools around the world is considered as "normal" which is why it is often not documented, according…

21 Oct 2014 / Listen /
Number of Syrian refugees entering Lebanon limited South Sudanese women unveil agenda for peace and development Power of science recognised on anniversary of nuclear organization National Geographic and FAO raise awareness about food security "The Good Lie" movie teaches about violence against children during war Young volunteers going door to door to prevent Ebola Aid workers in "totally unmapped terrain" in Ebola fight Kenya taking action to empower young people Bamboo can help to "combat climate change" Women farmers face challenges in male-dominated industry Ebola outbreak demands an "urgent and global" response Indigenous groups given fund to protect natural areas Family farms as key agents to eradicate hunger Ebola survivors enlisted to help in the fight against the disease
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John F. Kennedy, 1963.

JFK at the United Nations

President of the United States John F. Kennedy addresses the UN General Assembly for the final time, during the “relative calm” of 1963. Language: English Genre: Speech 1963 Duration: 29’04″…

24 Sep 2014 / Listen /

Pope John Paul II Speaks Before the General Assembly

Pope John Paul II

For the United Nations’ 50th birthday, Pope John Paul II praises the quest for freedom as one of the distinguished marks of…

24 Sep 2014 / Listen /
Nelson Mandela Addresses General Assembly