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Gandhi to be remembered on International Day of Non-Violence

"Non-Violence", a sculpture by Karl Fredrik Reutersward, permanently exhibited outside UN Headquarters in New York. (Paulo Filgueiras/UN Photo)

The philosophy of the late Mahatma Gandhi, who espoused peaceful protest over violence, is being remembered at the United Nations on Thursday. Gandhi, helped lead India to independence, and has been the inspiration…

2 Oct 2014 / Listen /

1119 Iraqis killed in September

This family fled the fighting in Mosul, Iraq, and are close to the Khazair checkpoint. They hope to stay in Erbil city until it is safe to return home. Photo: UNHCR/R. Nuri

Over 1,100 Iraqis were killed and another 1,900 injured in acts of terrorism and violence in Iraq in September. The figures released by the UN mission in Iraq, UNAMI, show that over 850…

1 Oct 2014 / Listen /
Invest in conflict prevention to reduce civilian deaths and displacement Food security and livelihoods assessed in Liberia in wake of Ebola outbreak Stronger regional integration needed for "transformative changes" UN to "fill gaps" in Ebola response in Liberia. Half of older people lack pensions says ILO Open, fair international trading regime key to sustainable development Annual gathering of world leaders ends at the United Nations Coalition against ISIL "coming together:" US "Tens of thousands" more refugees expected in Syria if militants advance Islam "hijacked" by "extremist elements" Maldives New development goals must activate "meaningful change": Bhutan Prevention of violent extremism under spotlight at UN
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"Staggering array" of human rights abuses committed by ISIL in northern Iraq: UN report

This Christian Iraqi family fled the town of Qaragosh, 30km east of Mosul, in June 2014, after militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) took control of Mosul and other areas of northern Iraq. Photo: IRIN/Louise Redvers

A "staggering array" of gross human rights abuses have been committed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the…

2 Oct 2014 / Listen /

Locust plague halted in Madagascar but risk of resurgence remains

Locust spraying during control operations. FAO@PHOTO

A locust plague that spread across Madagascar destroying crops and pasture has been successfully contained but the UN Food…

2 Oct 2014 / Listen /

Afghanistan facing "intense moment"

Nicholas Haysom. Photo: Fardin Waezi/UNAMA

Afghanistan is facing an "intense moment" as it transitions towards a politically stable and prosperous country. That's according to…

2 Oct 2014 / Listen /

Barbados Foreign Minister: "We are a government leading by example"

Maxine McClean. UN Photo/JC McIlwaine

Barbados is "leading by example" in its transition to a green economy, according to Foreign Minister Maxine McClean. Government…

2 Oct 2014 / Listen /
Africa regional groupings "building blocks" for unity, integration "Live and love" life says an old dancer from the UK "Tremendous appetite" for climate change agreement: GA President About 2,000 children are orphaned by Ebola in Liberia Violence continues to obstruct relief assistance in Syria Ebola child survivors bear strong stigma in their communities Two million people pulled from brink of famine in South Sudan Morocco shares its approach to fighting terrorism and extremism Clean energy is possible for every country: UAE "Irregular migration" claims over 40,000 lives since year 2000 Continuing to ignore Africa's refugee crisis a risk for global peace Artist creates "Garbage Patch State" to help stop ocean pollution Economic situation remains most critical issue for CARICOM "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
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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