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US actor Leonardo DiCaprio named UN Messenger of Peace

Greenland. UN Photo/Mark Garten

American actor Leonardo DiCaprio has been appointed as the newest UN Messenger for Peace, with a special focus on climate change issues. The UN Secretary-General made the announcement during a briefing ahead of…

16 Sep 2014 / Listen /

700 migrants drown after boat sunk by human traffickers

Refugees and migrants risk their lives travelling from Africa to Europe in over-crowded and unseaworthy vessels to escape persecution and violence, or simply to find a better life. UNHCR/A.Di Loreto

As many as 700 migrants are feared to have drowned in the past week, after their vessels ran aground and sunk in the Mediterranean sea, according to the International Organisation for Migration (IOM).…

16 Sep 2014 / Listen /
One Billion dollars needed to contain Ebola outbreak World hunger falls but 805 million still chronically undernourished Child mortality rates falling faster than ever: UNICEF Head of UNAMID calls for restraint in Darfur Renewed fighting in Libya causes suffering to civilians: UN envoy Treaty on Rights of Persons with Disability is ratified by 150 countries UN chief calls for cooperation to stop financing foreign fighters in Iraq and Syria UN takes over African-led mission in Central African Republic Member states have tools to craft post-2015 development agenda: GA President
Today's Features

Photo blogger helps UN promote understanding of common humanity

Thomas Gass. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras

A blogger whose photographs have captured the imagination of almost ten million people on social media is helping the…

17 Sep 2014 / Listen /

Most neonatal deaths can be prevented: UNICEF

Children in the Asia-Pacific region now have a much better chance of surviving the first year of life. UN Photo/Kibae Park

Despite dramatic progress on child survival, one million babies die the day they are born from mostly preventable causes,…

16 Sep 2014 / Listen /

Over 800 million people still undernourished despite reduction in world hunger: FAO

Somali refugee children. Photo: WFP/Jiro Ose

The number of hungry people around the world declined by more than 100 million over the last decade and…

16 Sep 2014 / Listen /

Largest ever international support operation fight Ebola

Valerie Amos ( centre ) with Bruce Aylward ( left ) and David Nabarro ( right ) . Photo / Jean-Marc Ferré

A new coalition to fight the Ebola crisis in West Africa has been launched by the United Nations and…

16 Sep 2014 / Listen /
"Bold initiatives" ahead of UN climate change summit UN Humanitarian Chief "struck" by brutality in Iraq Conflict in Darfur reduces but more people flee homes Benefits expected as UN takes over African-led mission in Central African Republic Respect and understanding needed to be Speaker in India South Sudan’s women welcome ratification of CEDAW Women parliamentary leaders address gender issues Cuba offers 165 health professionals for Ebola response in West Africa UNHCR: Syrian refugee numbers top three million UN food agency starts distribution in Ukraine The Rise of Shadow Banking in China Food prices dropped by 3.6 per cent in August: FAO A new camp provides shelter for displaced people in northern Iraq Children pay a heavy price across South Asia: UNICEF Billions of dollars are lost in avoided taxes, says a UN agency
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Middelgruden Offshore Wind Farm in Denmark. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

The Energetic Trio

The 1961 UN Radio programme explores a future with clean energy sources. Scientists discuss the possibilities of utilizing the sun, wind and heat stored deep beneath the earth's surface and…

17 Sep 2014 / Listen /

The Yeti

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Toni Hagen the Swiss geologist, Aila the sherpa and Fritz the dachshund traverse the Himalayas over and over enough to have climbed…

15 Sep 2014 / Listen /
Three Buildings by a River