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Economic and social fabric of Syria "ripped to shreds", says UN official

A baby in Turkey's Islahiye camp for Syrian refugees.  © Jodi Hilton / IRIN

People continue to suffer as a result of the ongoing conflict in Syria where the social and economic fabric of the country has been ripped to shreds. That's what the UN Deputy humanitarian…

28 Aug 2014 / Listen /

All flights to Bentiu in South Sudan grounded following helicopter crash

Dust rises as a helicopter takes off.  UN Photo/Tim McKulka

The UN Mission in South Sudan and the UN humanitarian service (UNHAS) have grounded all flights to the town of Bentiu, in Unity State of South Sudan. This follows the crash of a…

28 Aug 2014 / Listen /
UN chief "alarmed" by reports of fighting in eastern Ukraine UN peacekeepers detained as fighting continues in Golan Heights Security Council condemns downing of UN helicopter in South Sudan UN pledges support to completion of election audit in Afghanistan Over 4000 NGOs gather for annual meeting in New York Mass atrocities being committed daily in Syria UN health agency addresses climate change and health UN food agency delivers food to Gaza through Rafah crossing Conflict has displaced thousands in Libya, says UN envoy Record number of migrants die crossing the Mediterranean Sea South Sudan leaders urged to implement ceasefire agreement
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Private sector encouraged to play leading role in small island developing states

A view of the solar volatic panels for a renewable energy project in Tokelau
UN Photo/Ariane Rummery

The private sector is being encouraged to play a leading role in promoting the development of small island developing…

29 Aug 2014 / Listen /

UN rights chief pleased with "Rights Up Front" legacy

Navi Pillay, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. UN Photo / Jean-Marc Ferré

Getting every UN department to commit to advancing the protection of human rights is one of the highlights of…

29 Aug 2014 / Listen /

#GirlWithABook creators are helping to build a library in Pakistan

Malala Yousafzai (centre) with Olivia Curl (left) and Lena Shareef, creators of #GirlWithABook. UN Photo/Mark Garten

The two young American girls behind a widely successful social media campaign promoting education, #GirlWithABook, are helping to build…

28 Aug 2014 / Listen /

Women disproportionately affected by climate change

A Haitian woman and her child receive emergency rations during hurricane Ike in Gonaives.  UN Photo/Logan Abassi

Women are often more affected than men by climate change, especially if during a natural disaster. That's according to…

28 Aug 2014 / Listen /
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 Diversified economy key to development of SIDS WFP food convoy crosses Rafah crossing into Gaza War crimes and crimes against humanity increase in Syria Samoa prepares to welcome international community Health claims for E-cigarettes disputed by UN health body Urgent need for aid in Ukraine as shelling continues in Lugansk Displaced Iraqis share transit camp with Syrian refugees Justice lacking for victims of sexual violence in Bangladesh, says activist Ebola outbreak"very serious" in Sierra Leone Relief operation in northern Iraq in full swing: UNHCR
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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…

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