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New convention tackles dangers posed by mercury

Artisanal small scale mining is responsible for up to 35% of global emission of mercury into the environment. Photo: Global Environment Facility

A convention that protects people and the environment from the harmful effects of mercury has come into force, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) announced on Wednesday. Seventy-four countries have committed to the Minimata…

16 Aug 2017 / Listen /

UN human rights chief urges Kenyan leaders to act to avoid further violence


Kenya's political leaders are being urged to ensure calm at this "critical juncture" in the wake of the country's recent presidential election. The appeal was made by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights…

15 Aug 2017 / Listen /
Hundreds feared dead in Sierra Leone mudslide, UN chief "saddened" Terror attack in Burkina Faso condemned by UN chief "Refrain from violence" UN chief urges Kenyans in wake of election result Drought-stricken herders in Ethiopia in urgent need of support: FAO
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South Sudan refugees in Uganda pass one million mark: UNHCR

A young South Sudanese refugee cooks food at a camp in northern Uganda Photo: UNHCR/Will Swanson

The number of people from South Sudan seeking refuge in Uganda has reached one million, the UN Refugee Agency…

17 Aug 2017 / Listen /

You can do anything you set your mind to: Kenya youth delegate

Winnie Michaels (left) and Miss Tourism Kenya, Mourine Soro. Photo: UN News/G. Kaneiya

Young people can do anything they set their mind to, a delegate from Kenya said during the 20th Session…

17 Aug 2017 / Listen /

Only 1 in 5 women addicts seeks treatment, warns UN expert

A woman from a hill tribe in Thailand smoking opium. UN Photo/D. Gair (file)

Only one in five women addicts seeks treatment for drug abuse, the president of the International Narcotics Board (INCB)…

16 Aug 2017 / Listen /

"Time running out" to stop terrorism's spread across the Sahel

Families fled their home in north-east Nigeria in fear of the militant group Boko Haram. They do not live in camps but are seeking refuge in local communities across the border, in Niger. File Photo: OCHA/Franck Kuwonu.

Time is "running out" to find and implement solutions to the spread of terrorist groups and their extremist ideology…

15 Aug 2017 / Listen /

Rescue mission turns to recovery after deadly Sierra Leone mudslide


With hundreds reported to have died following mudslides and extensive flooding around the capital of Sierra Leone, UN agencies…

15 Aug 2017 / Listen /
Addressing today's problems in the Pacific via its deep cultural roots "Vicious circle" in Yemen, as cholera cases hit 500,000 "Youth can make a change" says new UN Youth Envoy Yemen sees second sea tragedy in two days
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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 /

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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