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Aid "milestone" reached with Syria convoys


The delivery of aid to the last two besieged locations in Syria which have been without outside help since 2012 represents a humanitarian "milestone", the UN said Thursday. That message came from Jan…

30 Jun 2016 / Listen /

Resolution of Israel-Palestine conflict requires "leadership and vision"

Nickolay Mladenov briefs the Security Council. UN Photo/Loey Felipe

The quest for a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict requires "leadership and vision" that has been "starkly absent for far too long." That's the view of Nickolay Mladenov, UN Special Coordinator for…

30 Jun 2016 / Listen /

Parties to peace talks in Syria bear "historic responsibility": UN envoy


Everyone with a stake in the Syrian peace process bears a "historic responsibility" to find a way forward. That's the view of the UN Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, speaking at…

29 Jun 2016 / Listen /
Today's Features

3.6 million Iraqi children now at risk from increasing violence

Iraqi refugee children.  Photo: Iraqi Red Crescent/UNOCHA

Some 3.6 million children in Iraq are at serious risk of death, injury, sexual violence, abduction and recruitment into…

30 Jun 2016 / Listen /

Special UN investigator appointed on LGBT issues

UN Human Rights Council. File Photo/J M Ferré

An "historic" decision has been reached at the UN to appoint an Independent Expert on violence and discrimination against…

30 Jun 2016 / Listen /

Colombia set to accomplish more after end of 50-year conflict

Internally displaced children, victims of conflict in Colombia. UN Photo/Mark Garten

Colombia is addressing its biggest challenge ever: ending more than five decades of armed conflict. That's according to the…

30 Jun 2016 / Listen /

New Independent Expert on LGBT issues a "huge development"

One of the six new stamps to promote the UN Free & Equal campaign for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality that were unveiled at UN headquarters ahead of their 5 February official launch by the UN Postal Administration (UNPA). Free & Equal is a global public education campaign initiated by the UN Human Rights Office to raise awareness of violence and discrimination against members of the LGBT community. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas

Activists are hailing the appointment of a UN Independent Expert on the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and…

30 Jun 2016 / Listen /

Two-state solution for Israel and Palestine is "possible"


Peace between the people of Israel and Palestine is possible and everything should be done to achieve it, UN…

29 Jun 2016 / Listen /

South Sudan facing "unprecedented" food shortage


More than one-third of the population in South Sudan, or 4.8 million people, will face severe food shortages over…

29 Jun 2016 / Listen /
Ukraine conflict "at high risk of re-escalation"
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