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Solar-powered plane pilots way to a more sustainable world

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks with Solar Impulse pilot Captain Bertrand Piccard (on screen) via Skype video chat. UN Photo/Evan Schneider

The airplane that is circling the globe powered by clean technology and solar energy is piloting the journey to a sustainable world, the UN Secretary-General said on Monday Ban Ki-moon was speaking during…

25 Jul 2016 / Listen /

UN sanctions move to strengthen relationship with migration body

This photo from November 2014 shows IOM providing transportation assistance in South Sudan, moving vulnerable refugees on a UNHCR helicopter. Photo: IOM

The heads of the United Nations and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) are being urged to sign an agreement which aims to establish a closer relationship between the two bodies. This follows…

25 Jul 2016 / Listen /

Afghanistan violence claims record toll

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Lethal violence in Afghanistan is getting worse and has claimed a record number of casualties in 2016, the UN said Monday. More than 5,100 civilians have been killed or maimed in the first…

25 Jul 2016 / Listen /
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Boko Haram crisis has "devastated" Lake Chad region's economy

Security Council meeting: Peace and security in Africa. UN Photo/Evan Schneider

The security and humanitarian crisis brought on by the Boko Haram terrorist group across Africa's Lake Chad Basin has…

27 Jul 2016 / Listen /

Insecurity and urbanization threaten World Heritage Site in Mali


Ongoing conflict in Mali is threatening one of the oldest towns in sub-Saharan Africa, the UN cultural agency, UNESCO,…

27 Jul 2016 / Listen /

Plea to Indonesia as 14 await “imminent” execution

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Fourteen people reportedly face imminent execution in Indonesia, the majority for drug crimes, the UN's top human rights official…

27 Jul 2016 / Listen /

Paraguay communities learn to cope with flooding

Flooding in Paraguay. Photo: UNICEF/ Martin Crespo

People living in flood-prone areas of Paraguay are learning how to prepare and cope with annual and sometimes life-changing…

27 Jul 2016 / Listen /

Hope for Syria talks "towards the end of August"


The prospect of fresh talks on Syria beginning in a matter of weeks edged a little closer on Tuesday…

26 Jul 2016 / Listen /

"Don't revictimize" sexually abused women

Jane Holl Lute. UN Radio/Laura Jarriel

Women who have been sexually abused should not be "revictimized" through the need to constantly describe the crimes they…

26 Jul 2016 / Listen /
Austerity is putting "social protection" rights at risk: ILO
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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″…

24 Dec 2015 / Listen /
Declaration of Human Rights by Eleanor Roosevelt

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