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Conflict in Syria characterized by "breathtaking levels of savagery"

12-year-old Safaa cries as she tells her story to a UNICEF staff member. Photo: UNICEF (file)

Children are particularly badly affected by the ongoing conflict in Syria which is entering its fifth year. That's what the United Nations humanitarian chief, Valerie Amos told the Security Council during her briefing…

26 Mar 2015 / Listen /
Governments urged to join Biological Weapons Convention Warring parties in Yemen urged to ensure protection of civilians Nigerians urged to conduct peaceful elections on Saturday Albinism expert appointed by UN rights watchdog after attacks Highest numbers of asylums seekers in 22 years registered in 2014 Only 1 in 10 chance of peace in Libya, says UN expert Memorial to Victims of Slavery unveiled at UN Perpetrators of Iraq "horrors" must face justice, says UN rights expert
Today's Features

More than 100 Chiefs of Defence gather at UN for first time

Welcoming ceremony for first detachment of China's peacekeeping infantry battalion to arrive in South Sudan. UN Photo/JC McIlwaine

A "Chiefs of Defence Conference" is welcoming more than 100 military leaders at UN Headquarters for the first time…

27 Mar 2015 / Listen /

Universities in Europe urged to promote more women

Universities in Europe are being urged to promote more women to professorial level. Photo: UNDP (file)

Universities in Europe are being urged to promote more women to professorial level. According to a university teachers union…

27 Mar 2015 / Listen /

Incoming Israeli government urged to show commitment to two-state solution

Outgoing Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Robert Serry delivers his final briefing to the Security Council. UN Photo/Loey Felipe

The incoming Israeli government has been urged by the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process to…

26 Mar 2015 / Listen /

Senegalese encouraged to eat local foods to develop economy

Woman sells mango and sweet potato jam at the food processing shop in Bantantinnting, Senegal. UN Photo/Evan Schneider

The practice of eating locally grown food has changed the lives of 250,000 people in Senegal, according to the…

26 Mar 2015 / Listen /
Nepal men urged to end violence against women Architect shares inside look of slavery memorial "Outrage must be matched by action" to protect children in conflict South African student sees "bigger world" through Model UN Children face mines risk in South Sudan E-commerce opportunities growing in developing world Urgent support needed by crisis–stricken farmers in CAR
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Peace on Earth

Actor Charles Boyer discusses the cruelties of war, highlighting the urgency for peace in troubled areas such as Korea, India, Iraq, Germany and Syria, and giving a voice to soldiers…

24 Dec 2014 / Listen /

1996 Declaration of World Thanksgiving

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The United Nations celebrates the 1996 Declaration of World Thanksgiving, marking the first time every country in the General Assembly unanimously voted…

4 Nov 2014 / Listen /
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