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Malaysia Flight MH17 penetrated by "high energy objects outside the aircraft"

Jeffrey Feltman, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, briefs the Security Council on the situation in Ukraine.  UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras

Investigators into the July crash of a commercial plane over Ukraine confirmed the flight "broke apart" after it was penetrated by "high energy objects" from outside the aircraft. That's what the UN's Political…

19 Sep 2014 / Listen /

World should unite to end "unfettered barbarity" of ISIL: John Kerry

John Kerry (left)

The world needs to come together to put an end to what's been called the "unfettered barbarity" of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant or ISIL. US Secretary of State John…

19 Sep 2014 / Listen /
Deliberate drowning of migrants in Mediterranean was “mass murder” John Lennon's song "Imagine" to play on International Peace Day Ebola control efforts set back after health workers killed in Guinea Suffering and spill over effects of Ebola demands global attention: Ban Syria funding crisis to impact refugee food rations: WFP Undelivered aid commitments stall progress on UN anti-poverty goals Syrian children die in measles vaccination mishap Deadlock over Afghanistan administration deepens crisis: UN envoy Voices of indigenous peoples must be heard, UN expert says
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UN nuclear watchdog agency holds its biggest annual event

International Atomic Energy Agency. (Photo: D. Calma/IAEA)

Member States of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) meet for their annual general conference in Vienna, Austria, on…

21 Sep 2014 / Listen /

Samoa pushes to reduce gender violence and increase political representation of women

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Efforts are underway on the Pacific Ocean island of Samoa to reduce gender violence and increase the political representation…

21 Sep 2014 / Listen /

Emma Watson joining fight against gender inequality in HeForShe campaign

Young women of Pushkar, India. UN Photo/Oddbjorn Monsen

One half of humanity—men and boys—is being called to stand up for gender equality through a campaign called HeForShe.…

20 Sep 2014 / Listen /

Yoko Ono urges people to "surrender to peace"

Yoko Ono. UN Photo/Devra Berkowitz

People around the world need to "surrender to peace, think peace, act peace and spread peace." That's the message…

19 Sep 2014 / Listen /
Justice demanded for "mass murder" of migrants in Mediterranean Lebanon needs "massive solidarity" to help Syrian refugees: UNHCR Syrian refugees share bread with displaced Iraqis "Tragic incident" as 15 Syrian children die following measles immunization Ebola impacts economies of West Africa: World Bank Cambodia aims to triple rice exports by 2015 Massive UNHCR aid operation in northern Iraq Role of big data in climate change action to be highlighted during Climate Summit Natural disasters displace more people than conflicts "Stage set" for post-2015 agenda says outgoing General Assembly President Photo blogger helps UN promote understanding of common humanity Most neonatal deaths can be prevented: UNICEF Over 800 million people still undernourished despite reduction in world hunger: FAO Largest ever international support operation to fight Ebola "Bold initiatives" ahead of UN climate change summit
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Middelgruden Offshore Wind Farm in Denmark. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

The Energetic Trio

The 1961 UN Radio programme explores a future with clean energy sources. Scientists discuss the possibilities of utilizing the sun, wind and heat stored deep beneath the earth's surface and…

17 Sep 2014 / Listen /

The Yeti

Hagen at work in Nepal. UN PHOTO.

Toni Hagen the Swiss geologist, Aila the sherpa and Fritz the dachshund traverse the Himalayas over and over enough to have climbed…

15 Sep 2014 / Listen /
Three Buildings by a River