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40,000 migrants have died attempting to reach 'greener pastures'

Red Cross workers assist a Tunisian man at the port of Lampedusa, Italy. UN Photo/UNHCR/Phil Behan

Over 40,000 migrants have died worldwide since the year 2,000 trying to reach countries where they hope to have a better life, according to the International Organisation for Migration (IOM). Nearly half the…

29 Sep 2014 / Listen /

UNHCR warns against overlooking humanitarian crises in Africa

Antonio Guterres. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

The UN refugee agency has called for a renewed commitment to preventing conflict and ending protracted displacement especially on the African continent. UNHCR says Africa's 16 million internally displaced persons and refugees represents…

29 Sep 2014 / Listen /
ISIS unleashed like monster in Syria, Iraq and Lebanon, says Syrian Minister Drug in vaccine that killed Syrian children has been identified, says WHO Afghanistan inaugurates new President UN refugee agency's meeting puts spotlight on Africa Reduction of salt intake can prevent heart diseases: WHO Security Council asked to reconsider mandate of UN Mission in South Sudan Turning a "blind eye to terrorism" in Libya, unacceptable says senior envoy Cuba urges end to foreign intervention in Syria Security Council "turns back" on North Korean concerns Burundi says it will be wrong to abandon anti-poverty goals Peace process in CAR should now be led by Central Africans themselves Indian leader calls for concerted effort against "brutal" terrorism
Today's Features

United Arab Emirates envoy says clean energy is possible for every country

United Arab Emirates map. United Nations Statistics Division

Every country in the world can achieve the goal of using clean energy, according to the ambassador of the…

30 Sep 2014 / Listen /

"Irregular migration" claims over 40,000 lives since year 2000

Abandoned migrant boats lie lifeless opposite the port of Lampedusa, Italy, an island which experiences frequent migration from nearby North Africa. UN Photo/UNHCR/Phil Behan

Governments around the world are been urged by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to address what it describes…

29 Sep 2014 / Listen /

Continuing to ignore Africa's refugee crisis a risk for global peace

UNHCR's governing Executive Committee. (UNHCR video capture)

Continuing to ignore Africa's humanitarian crises is a risk for global peace and security. António Guterres, the head of…

29 Sep 2014 / Listen /

Artist creates "Garbage Patch State" to help stop ocean pollution

"Garbage Patch State" is presented in the form of a snake. UN Radio/Florence Westergard

Millions of coloured plastic bottle caps are being displayed in the lobby of the United Nations Secretariat in New…

29 Sep 2014 / Listen /

Economic situation remains most critical issue for CARICOM

Irwin LaRocque. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

Caribbean countries remain economically vulnerable and require continued support, according to the Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community Secretariat, CARICOM.…

29 Sep 2014 / Listen /
"Salt reduction saves lives" says WHO Uganda’s Karamajong pastoralists severely affected by climate change Mali rebels urged to show "political courage" in negotiations with government South Sudan President accuses adversary of stoking up tribal conflict Women's economic empowerment is key to sustainable development US "committed" to ratifying nuclear test treaty Minister of Guyana highlights needs of CARICOM countries Peacekeeping needs to respond to dramatic shift in "global security landscape" Malawi "heavily involved" in peace-building in Africa: Mutharika Bangladesh marks 40 years as Member State of the UN
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John F. Kennedy, 1963.

JFK at the United Nations

President of the United States John F. Kennedy addresses the UN General Assembly for the final time, during the “relative calm” of 1963. Language: English Genre: Speech 1963 Duration: 29’04″…

24 Sep 2014 / Listen /

Pope John Paul II Speaks Before the General Assembly

Pope John Paul II

For the United Nations’ 50th birthday, Pope John Paul II praises the quest for freedom as one of the distinguished marks of…

24 Sep 2014 / Listen /
Nelson Mandela Addresses General Assembly