Today's News

Celebrities campaign to bring animals back from "brink of extinction"


Celebrities from across the world have joined the United Nations in a campaign to bring a range of endangered animals back from the "brink of extinction." The UN says a number of species,…

25 May 2016 / Listen /

Public executions in Gaza "imminent"


In Gaza, public executions may be "imminent", the UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) has warned. Responding to statements by the authorities in Gaza that "a number" of people are to be put to…

25 May 2016 / Listen /

World Humanitarian Summit: Turn commitment into action


Commitments made by governments attending the first ever World Humanitarian Summit should be translated into action, a senior UN human rights expert has said. Adama Dieng, the UN Secretary-General's Special Adviser on Genocide,…

24 May 2016 / Listen /
Report highlights global phenomenon of wildlife poaching News in Brief 24 May 2016 (AM) – Geneva AU-UN partnership critical to security in Africa UN chief condemns latest Syria bombings
Today's Features

Court-martial "where the acts have occurred" urges peacekeeping chief


Countries whose peacekeepers have sexually abused people under their protection, should allow their troops to be court-martialled where the…

26 May 2016 / Listen /

"Rights and dignity" of Palestinians only possible via "political solution"


The "rights and dignity" of Palestinians will only be realized when the world "wakes up" to the need for…

26 May 2016 / Listen /

Challenges of decommissioning nuclear plants under spotlight


The challenges of decommissioning nuclear power plants and rehabilitating  contaminated sites has come under the spotlight at a UN…

26 May 2016 / Listen /

Haiti "more secure" as a result of UN peacekeepers


Peacekeepers working for the UN mission in Haiti have done what's been described as a "beautiful job" making the…

26 May 2016 / Listen /

Rwandan major "happy" to promote peace in South Sudan


A Rwandan army major has said he is "happy" to be part of a mission which is working hard…

26 May 2016 / Listen /

Satellite information helps to fight hunger in Zimbabwe


Information from satellite imagery is helping to assess the effects of the El Niño weather phenomenon in Zimbabwe and…

25 May 2016 / Listen /
Boosting least developed countries could "really lift the world up" Israel, Palestine cannot live "back to back" Nigerian nurse describes sheltering 50 people fleeing Boko Haram "Not end point, but turning point" for international aid system New humanitarian education fund is "powerful lever for change"
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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 /

Life Begins at Ten


American actors Doris Day and Gregory Peck join Eleanor Roosevelt to raise awareness on the life of refugees in Europe. Duration: 14’21″…

24 Dec 2015 / Listen /
Declaration of Human Rights by Eleanor Roosevelt

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