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Better data "will help save lives" at work: ILO chief

A construction worker cuts through a steel beam at a construction site in Luang Prabang, northern Lao People's Democratic Republic. Photo: ILO/Adri Berger

More accurate data will help save lives at work and help countries to fulfil their commitments to meet the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. That's the view of Guy Ryder, Director-General of the International…

28 Apr 2017 / Listen /

News in brief 28 April (AM)

Opening of the biennial high-level panel discussion on the death penalty, organized as part of the Human Rights Council's current session. 1 March 2017. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

 Arkansas executions "deeply troubling" says UN human rights office The UN human rights office (OHCHR) says it is "deeply troubled" by the recent legalized killings of four prisoners in Arkansas in the space…

28 Apr 2017 / Listen /
Around the globe, #WomeninTech showcase their skills UN remembers victims of 1986 Chernobyl nuclear explosion UN-backed anti-chemical weapons treaty turns 20 First pledging conference for Yemen "remarkable success": UN chief Progress against Afghan corruption but challenges remain: UNAMA The internet is the electricity of the 21st Century: Jack Ma "Far more needs to be done" to promote rights and access for indigenous 25 million children missing out on school in conflict zones: UN
Today's Features

Security Council debates DPRK nuclear issue

Secretary-General António Guterres (front left) addresses the Security Council ministerial-level meeting on the nuclear weapon and ballistic missile programmes of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). At front right is Rex W. Tillerson, United States Secretary of State and President of the Security Council for April. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

The Security Council has been discussing what the UN Secretary-General calls one of the longest standing and most serious…

28 Apr 2017 / Listen /

"Triple discrimination" holds back indigenous women and girls: FAO

Yon Fernandez de Larrinoa. Photo: UN News/Matthew Wells

Indigenous women and girls suffer from "triple discrimination" when it comes to their rights and well-being, according to an…

28 Apr 2017 / Listen /

Security Council: UN relief chief urges "action today" on Syria

Families evacuated from East Ghouta, Syria, congregate in the courtyard of the Dahit Qudsayya collective shelter for basic aid. Photo: OCHA/Josephine Guerrero

The UN's top humanitarian official has appealed to the Security Council to take action now on Syria. Stephen O'Brien,…

27 Apr 2017 / Listen /

Fresh challenge for UNHCR's youngest Goodwill Ambassador


She pulled refugees to safety across the Mediterranean Sea and then swam in the Rio Olympics. For her next…

27 Apr 2017 / Listen /

Information is power for indigenous women of the Americas

NOTIMIA members Guadalupe Martinez from Mexico and Nidia Bustillos Rodriguez from Bolivia. Photo: UN News/D. Penn

Indigenous women from the Americas are creating their own media to tell their stories and preserve the traditional knowledge…

27 Apr 2017 / Listen /
Matt Damon on helping 5.5 million access water: World Bank "100 million" African children out of school: former Tanzania President Indigenous peoples have "come a long way" in past decade: Cree chief Yemen conference "about hard cash and resources": UN Coordinator Ceasefire urgently needed in South Sudan, says UN special envoy 10th anniversary of UN Indigenous Declaration marks "milestone" Virtual tool to deliver trade boost for poorer countries
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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″…

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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…

15 Apr 2015 / Listen /
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