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UN chief urges Cyprus leaders to reach deal

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All parties to talks on Cyprus should seize an "historic opportunity" to reach an agreement, UN chief António Guterres said on Wednesday. The message, delivered in Switzerland by Jeffrey Feltman, UN Under-Secretary-General for…

28 Jun 2017 / Listen /

UN Envoy briefs Security Council on upcoming Syria talks

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Despite a recent reduction in violence, the situation in Syria remains a "mixed picture," UN Envoy Staffan de Mistura said on Tuesday. Dianne Penn reports on his briefing to the Security Council. The…

27 Jun 2017 / Listen /
UN agencies launch initiative to boost youth employment Secretary-General laments loss of life in Pakistan tanker explosion tragedy UN ready to assist China following deadly mudslides Security Council reaffirms commitment to Haiti
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"Protect the girls, respect the women," says Sierra Leone minister

Sylvia Blyden, Minister of Social Welfare, Gender and Children Affairs in Sierra Leone. UN News/Elizabeth Scaffidi

Protecting girls from forced or underage initiations like female circumcision has always been a focus of Sylvia Blyden, Sierra…

29 Jun 2017 / Listen /

Girls and boys are missing out on education: UN deputy chief

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So many girls are missing out on education but so are boys, the UN deputy chief said on Wednesday…

28 Jun 2017 / Listen /

Al-Jazeera call is "draconian" censorship, says expert

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An alleged call to Qatar to close down a major broadcaster in exchange for the lifting of sanctions would…

28 Jun 2017 / Listen /

Cyprus talks are "unique opportunity": UN negotiator

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A fresh round of talks to decide the future of Cyprus will last "as long as it takes" but…

27 Jun 2017 / Listen /

Yemen's cholera epidemic may be levelling off, says WHO

A child with severe diarrhoea or cholera receives treatment at the Sab'een Hospital in Sana'a, Yemen,on 12 May 2017. © UNICEF/UN065873/Alzekri

The number of suspected cholera cases in Yemen has dropped for the first time as efforts continue to resist…

27 Jun 2017 / Listen /
Youth "essential" in push for nuclear weapon-free world Food festival in Europe showcases talented refugee chefs UN-backed fish farm project unites Ugandans and refugees UNHCR Special Envoy urges more support for Somali refugees
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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

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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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