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Syria won't be abandoned by the UN

Staffan de Mistura (right), Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Syria, meets with Hussam Edin Aala, Permanent Representative of the Syrian Arab Republic to the United Nations Office at Geneva.UN Photo/Violaine Martin

The Syrian people will never be abandoned by the United Nations, according to the UN Special Envoy for Syria.…

5 May 2015 / Listen /

Thousands of Burundian refugees arriving in Tanzania

Burundi refugees. Photo: UNHCR/S. Masengesho

As violence ahead of elections in Burundi continues, some 4000 people have fled to neighbouring Tanzania, 60 per cent…

5 May 2015 / Listen /

Family planning reaches into mountains of Laos

Couple Counselling.  (UNTV video capture)

An increasing number of women in the mountainous South-East Asian country of Laos are accessing family planning services for…

5 May 2015 / Listen /

Gear shift needed to reduce road traffic deaths, says WHO

Safety often fails to keep up with road-building in fast-developing countries, WHO says. Photo: IRIN/Reena Gurung

"Appalling numbers" of children die on the roads but the World Health Organization (WHO) believes it may have found…

4 May 2015 / Listen /

Children "bearing brunt" of conflict in South Sudan

Boys and girls are affected by the violence in South Sudan. Photo: UNICEF/Holt

Children are bearing the brunt of the conflict in South Sudan, according to the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF). The…

4 May 2015 / Listen /
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In this historic audio, listen to Eleanor Roosevelt – diplomat, activist and former First Lady of the United States – read from the Declaration. Duration: 00:12:53     SHARE WITH…

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