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Women and girls in Iraq risk forced circumcision

UNHCR.S. Baldwin

Up to four million women in parts of northern Iraq controlled by the militant group ISIS face the risk of undergoing female genital mutilation, according to United Nations officials in Iraq. The militant…

24 Jul 2014 / Listen /

75,000 migrants have crossed the Mediterranean sea this year

Italian coastguards help a group of boat people found floating in a crowded craft near Lampedusa Island.UNHCR/A.Di Loreto

More than 800 migrants and asylum seekers have died this year as they attempted to cross the Mediterranean sea towards Europe, according to the UN refugee agency UNHCR. In the past ten days…

24 Jul 2014 / Listen /
Ban urges Iraq to form coalition government Put people first to reduce vulnerability, enhance resilience: UN report Serious human rights violations taking place in Gaza Ban commends John Kerry on "dynamic engagement" with Middle East leaders
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Criminalisation of at-risk groups undermines AIDS response

UNAIDS@PHOTO

The criminalisation of at-risk populations can slow down efforts to eradicate the epidemic of HIV and AIDS. Madeep Dahliwal,…

25 Jul 2014 / Listen /

"International sisterhood" for five women on Security Council

Joy Ugwu. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras

The Security Council has been described as an "international sisterhood" by one of the five women ambassadors currently serving…

25 Jul 2014 / Listen /

Sustained progress relies on good policies and social institutions

UNDP launches Human Development Report 2014

Most people in countries have been doing steadily better in human development but the progress has been uneven, a…

24 Jul 2014 / Listen /

Europe urged to do more to curb refugee, migrant deaths at sea

UN Photo/Philip Behan

Europe has been called to action to stop the rise of people dying at sea seeking refuge from countries…

24 Jul 2014 / Listen /
Zimbabwean female peacekeeper’s sees “great opportunity” in her mission UN Emergency fund gives $75 million in relief aid to Sahel and Horn of Africa Commission of Inquiry established for violations in the occupied Palestinian territory “Time to take action” on youth unemployment Gaza: Number of displaced in UN shelters exceeds 100,000 Prevention can help solve the world's drug problem – INCB Young people in Uzbekistan take on social innovation challenge Women pay the highest price in times of conflict, CEDAW member says
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Nelson Mandela Addresses General Assembly

ANC leader Nelson Mandela addresses the General Assembly about his fight against the Apartheid regime in South Africa, four years before being elected President. Language: English Genre: Speech 1990 Duration:…

15 Jul 2014 / Listen /

A Symbol of Hope and Humanity

Nelson Mandela and Boutros Boutros Ghali. UNPHOTO

Secretary-General Boutros Boutros Ghali gives a special toast to Nelson Mandela, newly elected president of South Africa. Mandela follows with his own…

15 Jul 2014 / Listen /
Ceremony Naming Nelson and Winnie Mandela’s Corner in New York