Today's News

"Massive" literacy campaign needed in South Sudan

A young girl waits outside her home after carrying heavy jars of water at Mina transit site in South Sudan's Upper Nile State.  UN Photo/Martine Perre

A "massive" literacy campaign is needed in South Sudan if the country is to develop according to an international NGO working with the UN. It's thought that 80 per cent of the population…

26 Dec 2014 / Listen /

Expulsion of UN staff from Sudan condemned

Internally displaced people shelter under a tree in South Darfur. UNICEF

The decision by the authorities in Sudan to expel two senior United Nations officials from the country has been condemned by the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon. The reason for the expulsions was not…

26 Dec 2014 / Listen /
Deadly attack on peacekeeping base in Somalia condemned by UN Belarus abuses continue unabated, says human rights expert UN designates 2015 International Year of Light Posts expect to deliver over 7 million letters to Santa South Sudan needs "massive" literacy campaign Another UN staff in Liberia tests positive for Ebola Call made for humane treatment of captured Jordanian pilot in Syria Massive human rights abuses reported in Libya Destruction to Syria’s cultural riches revealed Governments urged to ratify UN Arms Trade Treaty Muslims trapped in a town in Central African Republic need help Global response urged to prevent spread of banana disease Presidential elections in Tunisia "critical" in country's transition
Today's Features

"Tough year" for humanitarian crises expected in 2015


2015 is expected to be what's been described as a "tough year" for the international community as it struggles…

29 Dec 2014 / Listen /

"Remarkable transformation" in Aceh 10 years after tsunami

A bird's eye view of Banda Aceh as taken from the minaret of the city's Grand Mosque. 10 years after the devastating tsunami, the city has risen from the ruins. Photo: Dru Maasepp.

An Indonesian city and province has undergone a "remarkable transformation" ten years after it was hit by a tsunami,…

26 Dec 2014 / Listen /

UN in Somalia to review security procedures after Al-Shabaab attack

Photo: AU-UN/Stuart Price

Security procedures for the UN Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) will be revised after a deadly attack by Al-Shabaab gunmen,…

26 Dec 2014 / Listen /

Young people in Kosovo learn their human rights

UNMIK/Sophie Guesné

Young people in Kosovo are learning about their human rights and what they can do if those rights are…

26 Dec 2014 / Listen /
Art and crafts exhibition opens at UN in Lebanon for Christmas Women stereotyped and under-represented in global film industry Good policies can help bridge income gap Nuclear science can help contain soil erosion, land degradation Possible war crimes being committed in Libya North Korea placed "on notice" for human rights atrocities A fruitful partnership in Armenia UN actively "hunting the Ebola virus" in affected areas South Sudanese leaders need to put nation first Vanuatu: connecting the "unconnected" key to future Number of Ebola cases in West Africa still "too high", says UN chief Humanitarian priorities for 2015 to be set by aid workers battling crises Battered women in Spain need better protection Azerbaijan promises broadband internet access to all citizens No better way forward for Afghanistan than unity government Young working migrants resented in industrialized countries Action needed to save migrants from exploitative smugglers Accord hailed as "ground-breaking first step" in US-Cuba relations
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Peace on Earth

Actor Charles Boyer discusses the cruelties of war, highlighting the urgency for peace in troubled areas such as Korea, India, Iraq, Germany and Syria, and giving a voice to soldiers…

24 Dec 2014 / Listen /

1996 Declaration of World Thanksgiving

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The United Nations celebrates the 1996 Declaration of World Thanksgiving, marking the first time every country in the General Assembly unanimously voted…

4 Nov 2014 / Listen /
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