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UN chief urges Cyprus leaders to reach deal


All parties to talks on Cyprus should seize an "historic opportunity" to reach an agreement, UN chief António Guterres said on Wednesday. The message, delivered in Switzerland by Jeffrey Feltman, UN Under-Secretary-General for…

28 Jun 2017 / Listen /

UN Envoy briefs Security Council on upcoming Syria talks

A view of the Security Council chamber. UN Photo/Manuel Elias

Despite a recent reduction in violence, the situation in Syria remains a "mixed picture," UN Envoy Staffan de Mistura said on Tuesday. Dianne Penn reports on his briefing to the Security Council. The…

27 Jun 2017 / Listen /
UN agencies launch initiative to boost youth employment Secretary-General laments loss of life in Pakistan tanker explosion tragedy UN ready to assist China following deadly mudslides Security Council reaffirms commitment to Haiti
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UN remains "fully committed" to Libya, says Mission deputy

Maria do Valle Ribeiro. Photo:UNDP

A grenade attack on a United Nations convoy in Libya will not shake the organisation's commitment to the country,…

29 Jun 2017 / Listen /

Côte d’Ivoire forces "fully ready to take over" from UN peacekeepers

UNOCI peacekeepers in western Côte d'Ivoire. Photo: IRIN/Anna Jefferys

Security forces in Côte d’Ivoire are "fully ready to take over" when the UN completes the peacekeeping phase of…

29 Jun 2017 / Listen /

"Protect the girls, respect the women," says Sierra Leone minister

Sylvia Blyden, Minister of Social Welfare, Gender and Children Affairs in Sierra Leone. UN News/Elizabeth Scaffidi

Protecting girls from forced or underage initiations like female circumcision has always been a focus of Sylvia Blyden, Sierra…

29 Jun 2017 / Listen /

Girls and boys are missing out on education: UN deputy chief


So many girls are missing out on education but so are boys, the UN deputy chief said on Wednesday…

28 Jun 2017 / Listen /

Al-Jazeera call is "draconian" censorship, says expert


An alleged call to Qatar to close down a major broadcaster in exchange for the lifting of sanctions would…

28 Jun 2017 / Listen /
Cyprus talks are "unique opportunity": UN negotiator Yemen's cholera epidemic may be levelling off, says WHO Youth "essential" in push for nuclear weapon-free world Food festival in Europe showcases talented refugee chefs
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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 /

Declaration of Human Rights by Eleanor Roosevelt


In this historic audio, listen to Eleanor Roosevelt – diplomat, activist and former First Lady of the United States – read from…

15 Apr 2015 / Listen /
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