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News in Brief 25 May 2016 (AM)

UN Human Security Trust Fund Mission

  Attack targeting judiciary in Afghanistan condemned A suicide attack on Wednesday in a suburb of the Afghan capital Kabul which killed eleven civilians and injured ten others has been condemned by the…

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

African elephants are listed as vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), as the animals are poached for their ivory tusks. Photo: UNEP GRID Arendal/Peter Prokosch

Wildlife poaching and the illegal trade of species not only pose environmental dangers but also potentially fuel conflict. That's according to the first global assessment of wildlife crime, published this Tuesday by the…

24 May 2016 / Listen /
News in Brief 24 May 2016 (AM) – Geneva AU-UN partnership critical to security in Africa UN chief condemns latest Syria bombings Political will and investment needed to end obstetric fistula
Today's Features

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"

A man heading to the market in Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan. Photo: UN/Valeria Bove

There is a "huge opportunity" in the next 20 years to really change our world, according to a senior…

25 May 2016 / Listen /

Israel, Palestine cannot live "back to back"

Conductor and musician Daniel Barenboim leads the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra in a performance at the World Humanitarian Summit, in Istanbul, Turkey. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

Israel and Palestine cannot live "back to back" but must find a way to coexist according to the UN…

25 May 2016 / Listen /
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" Aid given to groups that violate human rights must end Hunger levels 3 times higher during "protracted crises"
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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″…

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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″…

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Declaration of Human Rights by Eleanor Roosevelt

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