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Satellite launch "legitimate right" of DPRK


The launch of a satellite into orbit is an "independent and legitimate right," the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has told the United Nations. The launch on Sunday was widely condemned by…

9 Feb 2016 / Listen /
Sri Lanka’s “element of fear” is diminished, says rights chief Fears over escalation of inter-communal violence in eastern DRC Hunger on the rise in South Sudan "Significant measures" to be taken against DPRK following missile launch DPRK missile launch "deeply deplorable" Transparency campaigner should be released from "arbitrary detention" 200 million girls "harmed" by female genital mutilation New sexual abuse allegations against UN peacekeepers in CAR
Today's Features

Malian singer could not find "place in society" following genital cutting


A singer from Mali has been explaining how she was not able to find her "place in society" after…

11 Feb 2016 / Listen /

South Sudan facing "unprecedented levels of food insecurity"

A resident at a Protection of Civilians (POC) site in Malakal, Upper Nile State, South Sudan.

South Sudan is facing "unprecedented levels of food insecurity," UN agencies in the country are warning. Around 2.8 million…

10 Feb 2016 / Listen /

Radio and "blue helmets" vital for UN peacekeeping says veteran chief

Jerome Longue in the UN Radio studios. UN Radio Photo/Matthew Wells

In countries where a disaster is unfolding or a conflict is in full swing, radio makes a big difference,…

10 Feb 2016 / Listen /

Efforts underway to provide isolated South Sudanese with food

An internally displaced woman seeking refuge from the ongoing violence in the swamps of Unity state, cooks her last supply of sorghum. Photo: FAO South Sudan

Efforts are being made by the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) in South Sudan to reach people in isolated areas…

10 Feb 2016 / Listen /

World can be "re-inspired" to work for humanitarian causes

Emergency Relief Coordinator Briefs Press on Report for World Humanitarian Summit.  UN Photo/Mark Garten

The international community needs to be "re-inspired" ahead of a key summit due to be held in Istanbul in…

9 Feb 2016 / Listen /
30,000 foreign terrorist fighters actively engaged with ISIL World drug problem is a "women's rights issue" Pain of genital cutting remains with Kenyan activist Haitians turn to radio following 2010 earthquake
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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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