Today's News

World leaders urged to support efforts to fight terrorists in Syria

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses a press conference on the first day of the sixty-ninth session of the General Assembly and ahead of the Assembly's annual general debate, which begins in a week.
Credit: UN Photo/Evan Schneider

World leaders gathered in New York have been urged by the UN Secretary-General to support efforts to confront terrorist groups in Syria. Ban Ki-moon told reporters on Tuesday that he has repeatedly warned…

23 Sep 2014 / Listen /

Leonardo DiCaprio says end "free ride" for industrial polluters

Leonardo DiCaprio. UN Photo/Cia Pak

American actor Leonardo DiCaprio has called on world leaders to end what he called "the free ride" that industrial polluters have been given in the name of a free market economy. The newly…

23 Sep 2014 / Listen /
Financial sector to help mobilize $200 billion to fight climate change in developing countries President of Kiribati says sacrifices are needed to address climate change Humanitarian needs mount as Syrian refugee flock into Turkey WHO warns of Ebola disease explosion in West Africa UN chief calls on Climate Summit to "set the world on a new course" Seychelles leader urges debt reduction to address climate change New partnership aims to cut methane emissions Syrian Kurds face persecution by ISIL fighters UN chief pledges to do "everything possible" to support indigenous peoples
Today's Features

Cost of climate change "unbearable": UN chief

Ban Ki-moon. UN Photo/Mark Garten

The human, environmental and financial cost of climate change is becoming increasingly unbearable, the UN Secretary-General told world leaders…

23 Sep 2014 / Listen /

New commitments to reduce deforestation expected at UN

Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias.

Countries are due to announce new commitments to reduce deforestation at the UN Climate Summit on Tuesday. That's according…

23 Sep 2014 / Listen /

Cities are working together to fight climate change: Mayor of Bonn

Jürgen Nimptsch. UN Photo/Mark Garten

The cities of the world are united and speaking with one voice, according to the Mayor of Bonn, Germany.…

23 Sep 2014 / Listen /

Activists explore how technology and new media can boost equality


Grass-roots activists are getting together with business, civil society and the United Nations to discuss how technology and new…

23 Sep 2014 / Listen /

General public can contribute to stop climate change

UN Photo/R Marklin

People across the world can make a tangible contribution to reducing climate change through the personal choices they make,…

23 Sep 2014 / Listen /
Estonian President says small countries can fight climate change Carers offer more support to women who are raped in South Sudan Renovated General Assembly Hall reopens for global debate Bolivia, Ecuador hailed for advances made in indigenous rights First-ever UN World Conference on Indigenous Peoples opens First Ladies of Africa working together to empower women Mobile solar computer classroom brings technology to women in Uganda 300,000 people march in New York to halt climate change The world cares about climate change
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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