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Nicaragua wind power can curb tons of emissions each year: Ban

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Nicaragua is being hailed by the Secretary-General for its "forward-looking" energy policy during an official visit to the Central American country. Mr Ban Ki-moon said the country has a vast potential to generate…

30 Jul 2014 / Listen /

First World Day against Trafficking in Persons observed

United Nations voluntary trust fund for victms of human trafficking. Photo: UNODC

People around the word are being urged by the UN Secretary-General to "open their eyes to the crime of human trafficking and their hearts to the victims." Marking the first World Day against…

30 Jul 2014 / Listen /
UN humanitarian chief appalled by attacks on UN and other school in Gaza Forced evacuation of northern Gaza residents could cause further devastation: Ban UN Chief: "In the name of humanity, violence in Gaza must stop" "Deplorable" situation in IDP camps in Myanmar's Rakhine state
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"Dignified shelters" for Syrian refugees in Iraq

The IKEA Foundation is funding the development of durable and easy-to-assemble shelters for refugees. (video capture)

Syrian refugees at a camp in northern Iraq are enjoying what have been described as "dignified shelters." The white,…

31 Jul 2014 / Listen /

"Rapid and terrifying" deterioration of humanitarian situation in Gaza

UN Photo/Shareef Sarhan

The humanitarian situation in Gaza is deteriorating at a "rapid and terrifying" pace, according to Jens Laerke, Spokesperson for…

30 Jul 2014 / Listen /

UNICEF: women most affected Ebola outbreak in W. Africa

A nurse comforts a patient who has been diagnosed to have the Ebola virus. Photo: WHO/Chris Black

Women are the most affected by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, according to Laurent Duvillier, Regional Communication Specialist…

30 Jul 2014 / Listen /

Child exploitation in tourism "can't be tolerated"

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The exploitation of children in the worldwide tourism industry cannot be tolerated according to the UN World Tourism Organization…

30 Jul 2014 / Listen /
Call for governments to better protect the rights of older people Humanitarian drones promoted by UNICEF Midwife makes life better for Syrian refugee women through her work Access to some areas in the Gaza strip still restricted, says OCHA Growing numbers of CAR refugee children severely malnourished Global discrepancies in levels of well-being persist Climate change forces Viet Nam farmers to give up growing rice Tanzanian villagers find answer to water shortage under their feet
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South Sudan: On the brink of famine

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Ralph Bunche

Ralph Bunche

Celeste Holm interviews Ralph Bunche, Nobel laureate and Under Secretary for Special Political Affairs. He speaks with humour and humility about earlier career and educational experiences, race and how he…

25 Jul 2014 / Listen /

One Man’s Involvement

Sean MacBride

A portrait of Sean MacBride, United Nations High Commissioner for Namibia, cofounder of Amnesty International, and recipient of 1974 Nobel Peace Prize.…

25 Jul 2014 / Listen /
Nelson Mandela Addresses General Assembly