Today's News

DPRK missile launch "deeply deplorable"

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon briefs the press at UN Headquarters in New York. UN File Photo/Mark Garten

The launch of a long-range rocket by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, also known as North Korea, has been branded "deeply deplorable" by the UN Secretary-General. The launch on Sunday is in…

7 Feb 2016 / Listen /
Transparency campaigner should be released from "arbitrary detention" 200 million girls "harmed" by female genital mutilation New sexual abuse allegations against UN peacekeepers in CAR World leaders meet to raise US$9bn for Syria crisis Envoy announces "temporary pause" in Syrian talks Risk of Zika virus spreading in Europe Majority of migrants in Europe now women and children US$1.4 billion needed to get Syrian children back in school
Today's Features

Pain of genital cutting remains with Kenyan activist


A Kenyan woman who was subjected to female genital mutilation or cutting has described how the pain of the…

9 Feb 2016 / Listen /

Radio can be "difference between life and death" in emergencies

Irina Bokova, UNESCO Director General (left), Peter Launsky-Tieffenthal, Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information at the UN (center left), Anne Bennett, Executive Director of Hirondelle USA (center right), and Pamela Falk, President of the UN Correspondents Association (right), speaking at the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women. Photo: Melanie Futorian

Radio plays an essential role in situations of conflict or disaster, sometimes making the "difference between life and death",…

8 Feb 2016 / Listen /

Fresh evidence of mass killings in Syria prisons


  Allegations of so-called "executions" by Syrian state actors have been published by a top UN rights panel. Citing…

8 Feb 2016 / Listen /

Helping communities abandon practice of female cutting

Ms. Inna Modja, FGM Survivor and singer speaks at a Press conference on the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation. UN Photo/Manuel Elias

Religious, traditional and local leaders are coming together to encourage local communities to abandon the practice of female genital…

8 Feb 2016 / Listen /

Tanzania records "strong" economic growth in 2015


Tanzania recorded strong economic growth of 7 per cent in 2015, according to a review by the International Monetary…

7 Feb 2016 / Listen /
A UN "world first" as special stamps are issued supporting LGBT rights UN body says Wikileaks founder should be allowed to go free "Strong political will" key to ending FGM, says UN coordinator Benin responds to illness spread by tiny rat
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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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