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UN calls for better protection of refugees in the EU and globally

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Refugees need to be better protected in the European Union (EU) and globally, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), has urged. In a paper presented on Monday, the agency also called for a "far-reaching"…

5 Dec 2016 / Listen /

News in Brief 05 December 2016 (PM)


Syria approves delivery of aid into besieged areas, including Aleppo The Syrian government has approved a plan by the UN and its partners to send an aid convoy to hard-to-reach and besieged areas,…

5 Dec 2016 / Listen /
Persons with disabilities must be part of global development push: UN chief UN chief welcomes ratification of Colombia peace agreement US$1 billion appeal launched to address Africa's largest humanitarian crisis UN apologizes for Haiti cholera and calls for US$400 million to address crisis Shelter "urgently needed for displaced from Syria's Aleppo" Scale up efforts to prevent HIV infections in youth: UNICEF Make nutrition a public issue to address malnutrition impacts: FAO chief
Today's Features

With right response and health improvements for Haitians "cholera will go"

David Nabarro meeting and supporting people in Jeremie, Haiti, which was severely affected by Hurricane Matthew. © UN Haiti

With the resources to keep responding effectively and improvements in water and sanitation for all Haitians, "cholera will go".…

7 Dec 2016 / Listen /

Libyan political accord "stands firm, but stuck"

Martin Kobler. UN Photo/Runa A

The political accord in Libya "stands firm" but is "stuck," according to the head of the United Nations Support…

6 Dec 2016 / Listen /

"Essential services" provided to mankind by biodiversity

Tehuacán-Cuicatlán has one of Mexico's highest rates of biodiversity and endemic species. Photo: Tehuacán-Cuicatlán Reserva de la Biósfera

Biodiversity, or the variety of life on Earth, provides "essential services" to mankind, according to the Administrator of the…

6 Dec 2016 / Listen /

UN brings economic, cultural and educational benefits to New York City


A new study has found that the UN brings significant economic, cultural and educational benefits to the people of…

6 Dec 2016 / Listen /

Internet forum addresses challenge of connecting 3.9 billion

Lenni Montiel. UN Photo/Kim Haughton

With nearly four billion people still unable to get online, the UN Internet Governance Forum provides a valuable "space"…

6 Dec 2016 / Listen /
Industrial transformation a "very big challenge" for Africa Record aid appeal launched to help 93 million people Thai king's legacy on soil "can benefit families of farmers" globally Healthy soil "enables" life on earth and mitigates climate change Social media a "powerful channel" for space industry "Make cities accessible, keep persons with disabilities visible" "Affordable, absolutely green" housing showcased at UN conference "Full inclusion" of persons with disabilities, vital to reach SDGs
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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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