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Release sought for UN helicopter crew in Sudan

WFP delivering food assistance.  Copyright: WFP/George Fominyen

Efforts are under way to secure the release of six crew members of a UN food agency's helicopter who…

29 Jan 2015 / Listen /

Work to stop Ebola is not over, says UNICEF

Fatmata and her 11-year-old daughter, Tata, are both survivors of Ebola from Sierra Leone.  © UNICEF/NYHQ2014-1059/Dunlop

Half a billion dollars is needed to continue fighting Ebola in West Africa, according to the UN Children's Fund…

29 Jan 2015 / Listen /

African Union Assembly to address new challenges

Survivor Tree at Ebola Treatment Centre in Port Loko, Sierra Leone.  UN Photo/Martine Perret

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the ongoing civil conflict in South Sudan and the rise of terrorism in…

29 Jan 2015 / Listen /

Climate change endangers potatoes in Bolivia

Harvesting potatoes in Bolivia.  (IFAD video capture)

The cultivation of potatoes, the staple food in Bolivia, is in danger as a result of climate change, according…

29 Jan 2015 / Listen /
Civilians continue to be in line of fire in Syria Holocaust victims remembered at UN Holocaust survivor recalls her ordeal Investigation underway on death of UN peacekeeper in Lebanon Promoting tolerance can help prevent similar Holocaust atrocities "Intensify surveillance" to beat Ebola says new health chief Farmers in Malawi in urgent need of help after heavy flooding Child soldiers in South Sudan released from army Gas car supporters manoeuvre into global energy debate El Salvador promotes human rights for LGBTI community Civilians in Ukraine recovering after rocket attack Stability maintained across Israel/Lebanon "Blue Line" Musicians support efforts to end violence against women Asia-Pacific faces challenge of reducing poverty: UNDP
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Peace on Earth

Actor Charles Boyer discusses the cruelties of war, highlighting the urgency for peace in troubled areas such as Korea, India, Iraq, Germany and Syria, and giving a voice to soldiers…

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1996 Declaration of World Thanksgiving

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The United Nations celebrates the 1996 Declaration of World Thanksgiving, marking the first time every country in the General Assembly unanimously voted…

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