Today's News

UN chief deeply concerned about widespread arrests in Turkey


The UN Secretary-General said he trusts that the current "moment of uncertainty" in Turkey will be transformed into a "moment of unity." Ban Ki-moon's comments were made during a phone call on Wednesday…

27 Jul 2016 / Listen /

Return of foreign terrorist fighters poses "urgent challenge"


The return of foreign terrorist fighters to their countries of origin or residence represents an "urgent challenge" for the international community, according to the head of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime…

27 Jul 2016 / Listen /
Indonesia in spotlight over "imminent executions" Deadly bombings will not derail political progress in Somalia
Today's Features

Forecast points to La Nina weather change


Global weather patterns could be about to change if the La Nina phenomenon re-emerges, UN experts said Thursday. La…

28 Jul 2016 / Listen /

South Sudan Olympians say "being a refugee is only a status"


Five runners who fled South Sudan have been given the chance to compete in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games as…

28 Jul 2016 / Listen /

Hepatitis, a curable disease, claims more lives than AIDS


Hepatitis claims approximately 1.5 million lives each year more than the number of people who die from AIDS, according…

28 Jul 2016 / Listen /

"Historic racial targeting" in the US is "dangerous" for peaceful assembly


The 'historic racial targeting by police' can be dangerous for citizens' rights to peacefully assemble in the United States.…

28 Jul 2016 / Listen /

Latest drought will "hugely increase" hunger across Southern Africa

Widespread crop failure has exarcerbated chronic malnutrition in the Southern Africa region. Photo: FAO/Desmond Kwande

Southern Africa's latest drought will "hugely increase" the amount of food-insecurity suffered by millions across the region. That's the…

28 Jul 2016 / Listen /

Boko Haram crisis has "devastated" Lake Chad region's economy

Security Council meeting: Peace and security in Africa. UN Photo/Evan Schneider

The security and humanitarian crisis brought on by the Boko Haram terrorist group across Africa's Lake Chad Basin has…

27 Jul 2016 / Listen /
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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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