Today's News

UN rights chief appoints panel on DRC Kasais abuses


Three international rights experts have been appointed by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to examine grave abuses in the Kasais region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), it's been…

26 Jul 2017 / Listen /

UN chief condemns suicide attacks against Nigeria camps

A young girl collects water for use at their home in Bakassi IDP camp, in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state in north-east Nigeria. Photo:UNICEF/Abubakar

The UN Secretary-General has strongly condemned Monday's terrorist attacks carried out in two camps for internally displaced persons in northeast Nigeria. According to media reports, female suicide bombers were behind the attacks. A…

25 Jul 2017 / Listen /
UN in Afghanistan "outraged" by deadly suicide attack in Kabul Myanmar's Rohingya "terrified", says rights expert CAR authorities urged to investigate peacekeeper's death: UN Yemen's suspected cholera cases likely to double to over 600,000
Today's Features

Hollywood helps highlight Europe's 20th Century refugee crisis: "The Lid is On" podcast classic


In 1959, Hollywood stars Gregory Peck and Doris Day were at the height of their careers. But thanks to…

26 Jul 2017 / Listen /

UN deputy chief underscores women's role in African security


Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will not be possible without investing more in women. That's the view of…

26 Jul 2017 / Listen /

Boko Haram violence compounds long-term "development failures"


North-east Nigeria's problems are principally due to long-term "development failures" compounded by a Boko Haram terrorist insurgency that's provoked…

26 Jul 2017 / Listen /

West Mosul "a ghost city" devoid of all life: IOM

Civilians foraging near the Mosul University Presidency building, in the centre of the city, which bears the scars of fighting between Iraqi troops and ISIL militants. Photo: OCHA/ Themba Linden

Recently-liberated West Mosul has become "a ghost city" which is devoid of all life and urgently in need of…

25 Jul 2017 / Listen /

UN camp residents in South Sudan "feel safer" after weapons searches

UNPOL officer in South Sudan, Cynthia Anderson leads a team on a search of shelters in displaced persons camp in Juba. Photo: UNMISS/Daniel Dickinson

South Sudanese citizens who have been displaced to UN protection camps as a result of conflict in the country…

25 Jul 2017 / Listen /
“Vital" that status quo is preserved for Jerusalem sites: UN Coordinator Boosting "financial inclusion" for migrant cash is "a low-hanging fruit" Photojournalist partners with UN to chronicle refugee journeys Multilingualism promotes respect: Zimbabwean student in China
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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″…

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Declaration of Human Rights by Eleanor Roosevelt


In this historic audio, listen to Eleanor Roosevelt – diplomat, activist and former First Lady of the United States – read from…

15 Apr 2015 / Listen /
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