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UN warns of serious human rights violations in eastern Ukraine

Navi Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.  UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

The shooting down of the Malaysian Airlines plane in eastern Ukraine may constitute a war crime, according to the UN Human Rights Chief Navi Pillay. She said the 17 July incident was a…

28 Jul 2014 / Listen /

Ban appeals for extension of humanitarian pause, reiterates call for 7 day truce in Gaza

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, UN Photo/Mark Garten

  UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly urged the parties fighting in the Gaza strip to extend a 12-hour humanitarian pause that was broadly observed on Saturday. His Special Envoy for the Middle…

26 Jul 2014 / Listen /
Health workers in Gaza working under extreme insecure conditions Arms race in Syria must be stopped to reduce suffering of civilians Ban calls for 7 day humanitarian pause in Gaza and Israel fighting South Sudan's "catastrophic" food security situation of grave concern
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Humanitarian drones promoted by UNICEF

Pia Zaragoza – UNICEF video capture

Drones or unmanned aerial vehicles could become a common sight in humanitarian crises across Africa, if a United States-based…

29 Jul 2014 / Listen /

Midwife makes life better for Syrian refugee women through her work

Mama Munira. UNTV (video capture)

Over the past three years, Syria’s civil war has left more then 130,000 dead and forced millions to flee…

29 Jul 2014 / Listen /

Access to some areas in the Gaza strip still restricted, says OCHA

UNRWA@PHOTO

Access is still restricted in many affected areas in the Gaza strip for relief workers trying to deliver living-saving…

28 Jul 2014 / Listen /

Growing numbers of CAR refugee children severely malnourished

UN Photo/Catianne Tijerina

UNICEF says that it is concerned by a growing number of refugee children with severe acute malnutrition from the…

28 Jul 2014 / Listen /
Global discrepancies in levels of well-being persist Climate change forces Viet Nam farmers to give up growing rice Tanzanian villagers find answer to water shortage under their feet Women shepherds in Somaliland determined to change their odds Men and women serve under same rules in UN peacekeeping operation "Full-fledged impunity in Syria", says chair of UN-mandated probe Criminalisation of at-risk groups undermines AIDS response "International sisterhood" for five women on Security Council
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Ralph Bunche

Ralph Bunche

Celeste Holm interviews Ralph Bunche, Nobel laureate and Under Secretary for Special Political Affairs. He speaks with humour and humility about earlier career and educational experiences, race and how he…

25 Jul 2014 / Listen /

One Man’s Involvement

Sean MacBride

A portrait of Sean MacBride, United Nations High Commissioner for Namibia, cofounder of Amnesty International, and recipient of 1974 Nobel Peace Prize.…

25 Jul 2014 / Listen /
Nelson Mandela Addresses General Assembly