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Three quarters of world has limited or no access to pain medications

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Around 5.5 billion people still have limited or no access to medicines containing narcotic drugs such as codeine or morphine, according to the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB). Its annual report launched on…

3 Mar 2015 / Listen /
Hardest phase of Ebola response is now, says UN chief Clashes force 16,000 Nigerian refugees into Cameroon, says UNHCR Early efforts to protect human rights can avert catastrophes Ukraine investigator warns over Mariupol escalation Nuclear technology can help countries meet development needs
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UN-led Libya peace talks to resume in Morocco

Bernardino Léon, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL).  UN Photo (file) /Amanda Voisard

A new round of UN-led peace talks aimed at ending Libya's political crisis is set to begin later this…

4 Mar 2015 / Listen /

Women's empowerment is unfinished business, says ITC chief

Arancha Gonzalez. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras

Lack of progress on women's economic rights is the major challenge for the 21st century, according to International Trade…

4 Mar 2015 / Listen /

East African countries work towards a single currency

IMF Headquarters in Washington, DC. Photo: IMF/Henrik Gschwindt de Gyor

Efforts are under way in East Africa to consolidate regional economic integration that will culminate to a single currency…

4 Mar 2015 / Listen /

Militia in South Sudan urged to release abducted children

The recruitment and use of children in armed forces and groups is a grave violation of international law - UNICEF/NYHQ2015-0116/Porter

A call has been made for the return of over one hundred children who were abducted in the Wau…

4 Mar 2015 / Listen /
Security Council to impose targeted sanctions for peace in South Sudan "Balanced approach" urged in dealing with illicit drug problem Korean peninsula a nuclear powder keg, warns DRPK envoy Mobile technology used to inform Tanzanians about Ebola Over a thousand Iraqis killed from acts of violence, terrorism
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Peace on Earth

Actor Charles Boyer discusses the cruelties of war, highlighting the urgency for peace in troubled areas such as Korea, India, Iraq, Germany and Syria, and giving a voice to soldiers…

24 Dec 2014 / Listen /

1996 Declaration of World Thanksgiving

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The United Nations celebrates the 1996 Declaration of World Thanksgiving, marking the first time every country in the General Assembly unanimously voted…

4 Nov 2014 / Listen /
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