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Gear shift needed to reduce road traffic deaths, says WHO

Safety often fails to keep up with road-building in fast-developing countries, WHO says. Photo: IRIN/Reena Gurung

"Appalling numbers" of children die on the roads but the World Health Organization (WHO) believes it may have found…

4 May 2015 / Listen /

Women often exposed to "severe forms of online harassment"

Young woman working on a computer. Photo: World Bank/Arne Hoel

Women who work in the media are exposed to more severe forms of online harassment which cause them to…

4 May 2015 / Listen /

Nuclear safety issues under spotlight at UN

International Atomic Energy Agency. (Photo: D. Calma/IAEA)

Nuclear experts have been meeting to look at ways of improving the safety of nuclear power plants. The UN's…

4 May 2015 / Listen /

Incremental increases in global warming can impact human rights

John Knox. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

Increases in global warming of even half of a degree Celsius impact people's ability to enjoy their human rights.…

4 May 2015 / Listen /

61 journalists killed on duty in 2014


Sixty-one journalists were killed while carrying out their work in 2014, according to the United Nations. World Press Freedom…

3 May 2015 / Listen /
Documentary film fights for social inclusion of people with albinism Clean water a priority in Nepal following earthquake Treaty “stepping stone” to nuclear free world Conditions “worsening” for indigenous groups’ development Africa looking to fill jobs for expanding workforce
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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 the Declaration. Duration: 00:12:53     SHARE WITH…

15 Apr 2015 / Listen /

Could Be


Actor Martin Gable is part of this anticipation drama about “what could be” if the countries put as much determination in coming…

15 Apr 2015 / Listen /
Peace on Earth