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UN "doing everything possible" to "find and help" missing experts

The International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members marks the anniversary of the abduction of UN staff member Alec Collett. UN Photo/Milton Grant

The UN is "doing everything possible" to "find and help" two members of an experts' group established by the Security Council, who are missing in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Michael…

26 Mar 2017 / Listen /

UN Syria envoy “deeply concerned” by escalation in fighting

Staffan de Mistura, United Nations Special Envoy for Syria briefs the press in Geneva. 24 March 2017. UN Photo/Violaine Martin

The UN Special Envoy for Syria said on Saturday he was “deeply concerned” at the recent escalation in fighting in Damascus and elsewhere around the country. Intra-Syrian talks are under way in Geneva…

24 Mar 2017 / Listen /
Massive campaign to stamp out polio once and for all in Africa Climate change "threat" to SDGs "not a question of opinion": UN chief South Sudanese government yet to show "meaningful concern" for citizens Zeid had "no choice" but to repeat Yemen probe call Sri Lanka hears new call for international justice commission Cancer a "growing burden" on low- and middle-income countries: IAEA
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Urgent “need for progress” on nuclear disarmament: UN chief

An atmospheric nuclear test conducted by the United States at Enewetak Atoll, Marshall Islands, on 1 November 1952. Photo: US Government

The "need for progress" on creating a world free of nuclear weapons has "rarely been as urgent" according to…

27 Mar 2017 / Listen /

Fast-response "vanguard brigade" of Peacekeepers now a reality

Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Hervé Ladsous, addresses journalists in New York during his final briefing. UN Photo/Manuel Elias

A "vanguard brigade" of UN Peacekeepers which can be deployed within 60 days to new trouble-spots, would have been…

27 Mar 2017 / Listen /

The situation has “never been worse” in Yemen: UNICEF

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"Time is running out" to avoid a famine in Yemen and children will be hit the hardest, an expert…

27 Mar 2017 / Listen /

#RememberSlavery: African rhythms permeate Cuban music

Traditional batá drum maker in Cuba. Photo: UN Television/J. Park

More than 15 million African men, women and children were brought to the New World due to the transatlantic…

24 Mar 2017 / Listen /

"Cultural cleansing" by terrorists is a war crime: UNESCO chief

Destruction at the World Heritage site of Palmyra in Syria. Photo: ©UNESCO/Francesco Bandarin (file) 26979

The destruction of cultural heritage by terrorists, described as "cultural cleansing" by the Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific…

24 Mar 2017 / Listen /
Slavery last great "unmentionable" that shaped the world: historian Prevent famine in Somalia from recurring, UN mission head urges “Short-lived climate pollutants” more potent than CO2: experts Somalia experiencing moment of hope and tragedy: UN special envoy "Only way out" for DR Congo is through a “political solution"
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