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UNICEF: Mass global action needed to protect children against polio in Syria, Middle-East

UNICEF has joined the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners to launch a huge immunization campaign against polio in Syria. Photo: UNICEF

Over 25 million children have been vaccinated against Polio in the Middle East in one of the biggest immunization campaigns to be jointly undertaken by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the UN…

22 Jul 2014 / Listen /

Gaza an open wound and "band-aid" won't help: Ban

Secretary-General press conference with the Foreign Minister of Egypt, 21 July 2014. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

Too many civilians, including too many children are paying the price for the latest escalation of violence in Gaza, deplored the UN Secretary-General as he urged all sides to end the fighting. Mr…

21 Jul 2014 / Listen /
UN Security Council votes for a probe on Malaysia air crash FAO warns of wild animal risk in West African Ebola epidemic Special airlift from Dubai delivers aid to 100,000 in Gaza Ten organizations receive Red Ribbon Award for work on AIDS
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Gaza: Number of displaced in UN shelters exceeds 100,000

Palestinian families take shelter at an UNRWA school in Gaza City (13 July 2014). Photo: Shareef Sarhan/UNRWA

The number of people in Gaza seeking refuge in its sites has jumped to over 100 000, according to…

21 Jul 2014 / Listen /

Women pay the highest price in times of conflict, CEDAW member says

Women carry placards with messages of peace.  Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo.  UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

Women are the ones who pay the highest price in times of conflict, Nahla Haidar, a member of the…

21 Jul 2014 / Listen /

FAO warns of fruit bat risk in West African Ebola epidemic

Juan Lubroth. Photo: FAO/Giulio Napolitano

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is warning that increased efforts are needed to improve…

21 Jul 2014 / Listen /

Fijian farmers enter lucrative organic papaya market through self-certification

Organic Papaya (IFAD - video capture)

A group of 20 young Fijian farmers dream of earning enough money to support their siblings. Their plan? To…

21 Jul 2014 / Listen /
Having women preside over UN's most powerful body sends strong message: Lithuania Menstruation keeps young Indian girls out of school "Poppa Mandela" tribute song performed at the United Nations Young people should get involved in environmental issues Nelson Mandela: Carrying on His Legacy UN assesses humanitarian needs in Gaza during ceasefire Fracking carries significant environmental risks – UN "ICC not focused primarily on Africa", official says on International Criminal Justice Day
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Nelson Mandela Addresses General Assembly

ANC leader Nelson Mandela addresses the General Assembly about his fight against the Apartheid regime in South Africa, four years before being elected President. Language: English Genre: Speech 1990 Duration:…

15 Jul 2014 / Listen /

A Symbol of Hope and Humanity

Nelson Mandela and Boutros Boutros Ghali. UNPHOTO

Secretary-General Boutros Boutros Ghali gives a special toast to Nelson Mandela, newly elected president of South Africa. Mandela follows with his own…

15 Jul 2014 / Listen /
Ceremony Naming Nelson and Winnie Mandela’s Corner in New York