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Four UN workers among dead in Somalia attack

Anthony Lake. UN Photo (file)

A suicide bomb attack on a UN vehicle in Somalia has killed four of the organisation's workers and claimed at least three other lives, police said Monday. Four other UNICEF workers are in…

20 Apr 2015 / Listen /
Global economic recovery continues to be sluggish, says UN chief Healthy soils are foundation of food production Inclusion of indigenous people in post-2015 development agenda urged World's indigenous people gather at UN "Tragedy" of 700 feared dead in Mediterranean Public finance leaders urged to "plant seeds" of post-2015 agenda "Brutal" suicide attack in Afghanistan condemned Human rights likely to worsen in Ukraine Mediterranean smugglers cram burn victims onto boat
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Solomon Islanders preserve forests with eco-tourism

Zaira, Western Province, Solomon Islands. UN PHOTO

The people of the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific are looking at ways of preserving their traditional way…

22 Apr 2015 / Listen /

Soil taken for granted, particularly in Africa

African soil is too often taken for granted. Photo: FAO (file)

Soil is too often taken for granted, particularly in Africa according to a soil expert based at the UN…

22 Apr 2015 / Listen /

Potential “explosive consequences" in Middle East

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, addressing the Security Council, urges return to two-State negotiations for Israel, Palestine. UN Photo/Loey Felipe

The prospect of a two-state solution between Israel and Palestine continues to recede with potentially explosive consequences, according to…

21 Apr 2015 / Listen /

"In Russia, everyone is indigenous."

Opening of the fourteenth session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. UN Photo/Loey Felipe

A popular saying holds that "In Russia, everyone is indigenous." Russia is home to more than 70 minority groups,…

21 Apr 2015 / Listen /

Presence of Arab state in Security Council "very important"

Dina Kawar, President of the Security Council for April. UN Photo/Loey Felipe

The presence of an Arab state in the Security Council is very important to defend issues facing countries in…

21 Apr 2015 / Listen /
Soil related issues need more attention in Asia and the Pacific Rehabilitation of terrorists in Nigeria stressed “Horrified” UN rights chief calls for EU action on migrants "Terrible day" for UNICEF following attack on mini bus in Somalia Billions of people still affected by water and sanitation issues
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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 the Declaration. Duration: 00:12:53     SHARE WITH…

15 Apr 2015 / Listen /

Could Be

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Actor Martin Gable is part of this anticipation drama about “what could be” if the countries put as much determination in coming…

15 Apr 2015 / Listen /
Peace on Earth