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Climate change "fundamental threat" to human security in Sahel

A wide view of the Security Council Chamber as Mohammed Ibn Chambas (shown on screens), Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Office for West Africa (UNOWA), addresses via video teleconference the Security Council meeting on

Climate change is "a fundamental threat" to human security in the Sahel region of Africa; that's according to Mohammed Ibn Chambas, the head of the UN Office for West Africa (UNOWA). He was…

26 May 2016 / Listen /

Syria children "will soon die because of aid delivery obstacles"

Al-Riad shelter, Aleppo, Syria, February 2015. File Photo: OCHA/Josephine Guerrero

Children are so malnourished in Syria that they will soon be dying because of aid delivery problems, the UN said Thursday. Humanitarian aid coordinator co-chair Jan Egeland issued the warning amid ongoing obstacles…

26 May 2016 / Listen /

ICC Prosecutor "optimistic" about justice efforts for Libya


Despite limited resources, the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court (ICC) says she is "optimistic" about efforts to bring about justice in Libya. Fatou Bensouda presented her latest report on the country to…

26 May 2016 / Listen /
Attacks on health staff and centres "are not an accident" Lifting of Liberia sanctions "a testament to what can be achieved" Celebrities campaign to bring animals back from "brink of extinction" Public executions in Gaza "imminent"
Today's Features

50,000 civilians at risk of becoming "human shields" in Fallujah battle


Around 50,000 civilians trapped inside the Iraqi city of Fallujah, risk being turned into "human shields" by the terrorist…

27 May 2016 / Listen /

Syrian government asked to explain spike in drug imports

Destruction in Salah Ed Din neighbourhood of Aleppo, Syria. Photo: OCHA/Josephine Guerrero

The Syrian government has been asked by the UN to explain the importing of "significant amounts" of the legally…

27 May 2016 / Listen /

Least developed countries must go at "higher speed"


The Least Developed Countries, or LDCs, must go at a "higher speed" than the rest of the world, and…

27 May 2016 / Listen /

Power of the pulse celebrated in new cook book


People around the world are being encouraged by the UN to get passionate about the power of the pulse…that's…

27 May 2016 / Listen /

Support must be "continuous" for Least Developed Countries "graduating"


International support for the 48 Least Developed Countries, or LDCs, needs to extend beyond the point where they "graduate"…

27 May 2016 / Listen /

Peacekeepers sacrifice lives to bring peace and security

Press briefing by Under-Secretary-General for Field Support.

Tributes are being paid to United Nations peacekeepers who have sacrificed their lives to "bring peace and security to…

27 May 2016 / Listen /
Court-martial "where the acts have occurred" urges peacekeeping chief "Rights and dignity" of Palestinians only possible via "political solution" Behind the scenes: a UN conference gets into gear Challenges of decommissioning nuclear plants under spotlight Haiti "more secure" as a result of UN peacekeepers
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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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