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“Goodwill and statesmanship” of former Gambian President Jammeh commended

Street scene in downtown Banjul, The Gambia. File Photo: IRIN/Nicholas Reader

Former Gambian President Yayah Jammeh has been commended for his “goodwill and statesmanship” and his will to preserve peace and stability in the country by agreeing to facilitate a peaceful and orderly transition…

22 Jan 2017 / Listen /

UN envoy urged to facilitate talks for peaceful transition in The Gambia

Women and children arrive from the Gambia at Selety border post in Senegal's Ziguinchor region. Photo: WFP/William Diatta

The UN envoy for West Africa, Ibn Chambas, is being urged by the Security Council to continue facilitating negotiations for a peaceful transfer of power in The Gambia. Ambassador Olof Skoog, who holds…

20 Jan 2017 / Listen /
People of South Sudan deserve "functioning, stable" state: new UN envoy Increasing inequality creating “huge frustration” worldwide: UN chief "The will of the Gambian people must be respected", Security Council urges Global plan launched for better data to improve lives UN political chief urges continued support for Iran nuclear deal Anti-Muslim hatred and other forms of bigotry on rise, warns UN chief
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Syrian people's plight is worse than ever, say UN aid chiefs

Two Syrian refugees, a brother and sister, in Jordan. Photo: UNICEF/Lucy Lyon

More than US$ 8 billion worth of aid is needed to help millions of desperately vulnerable Syrians in 2017,…

24 Jan 2017 / Listen /

Adults must teach youth to "play by the rules" in anti-corruption drive

Sergejus Muravjovas speaking about impact of corruption on youth at 2016 IMF World-Bank Annual meetings (Screen grab from IMF Video)

Young people are affected by corruption in "unique ways" and adults have a responsibility to teach them how to…

24 Jan 2017 / Listen /

Depriving children of their liberty should be "last resort"


Depriving children of their freedom should be a measure of "last resort", according to a UN independent expert, speaking…

23 Jan 2017 / Listen /

"Absolutely nothing" justifies Syria sieges: UNICEF

Supplies for Deir Ezzor, Syria, are dropped from a height of 5,000 metres. Photo: WFP/Photolibrary

"Absolutely nothing" justifies the continuing use of siege tactics by the warring parties in Syria, the UN Children's Fund…

23 Jan 2017 / Listen /

Refugee scholarships restoring "educational hope" in South Sudan

A recently arrived South Sudanese refugee loads his belongings into a UNHCR truck at the South Sudan border with Uganda. Photo: UNHCR/Will Swanson (file photo)

A scholarship programme administered by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) is restoring hope among young people displaced by the…

23 Jan 2017 / Listen /
Persecution of Baha'i faith in Iran is a deep-seated issue Gender equality will move societies forward: UNFPA chief Data revolution benefiting humanitarian aid delivery Muslim women should be more "visible" in the media War-torn Syrian sites of Palmyra, Aleppo "part of their identity" Gender parity still "decades away" in public life: UN development chief People need to be valued regardless of their identity
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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 /

Life Begins at Ten


American actors Doris Day and Gregory Peck join Eleanor Roosevelt to raise awareness on the life of refugees in Europe. Duration: 14’21″…

24 Dec 2015 / Listen /
Declaration of Human Rights by Eleanor Roosevelt

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