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Israel and the Palestinians urged to negotiate lasting truce in Gaza

Mark Lyall Grant. UN Photo/Loey Felipe

Israel and the Palestinians should return to the negotiating table in Cairo to quickly agree on a lasting truce. The United Kingdom's Ambassador to the UN and President of the Security Council, Mark…

21 Aug 2014 / Listen /

$45 million donation from Kuwait saved Syrian lives: UN report

Syrian refugee women. UNHCR/N. Daoud

Lives have been saved in Syria and the health care of millions affected by the conflict addressed through a $45 million donation by Kuwait to the World Health Organization. A new WHO report…

21 Aug 2014 / Listen /
Restoring dignity and integrity of Nigeria schoolgirls "instrumental" Ebola affected communities in West Africa at risk of severe food shortages UN envoy warns against targeting of Sunnis in Iraq's Basra province UN refugee agency relief operation starts in northern Iraq Breach of Gaza ceasefire strongly condemned by UN chief UN deplores violence over audit of Afghanistan vote UN Chief condemns "horrific murder" of US journalist in Iraq UN system-wide support operation needed to fight Ebola UNHCR in a major aid push into northern Iraq More aid workers kidnapped, seriously injured and killed than ever before: UN Ethiopia now Africa's biggest refugee hosting country
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An information and communication technology project helps people in Vanuatu

ICT Day Event in Port-Vila, Vanuatu. ITU@PHOTO

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is encouraging its Member States to implement projects that promote digital inclusion. The ITU…

22 Aug 2014 / Listen /

Security Council "was designed to be a smoke detector not just a fire extinguisher": UK

Security Council delegation visits Somalia. UN Photo/Tobin Jones

The Security Council has a unique responsibility to maintain international peace and security, the UN Secretary-General reminded its members…

21 Aug 2014 / Listen /

Saudi Arabia's $49 million donation helps to provide health care to Iraqis

Four-year-old Syrian refugee Zacharia lies dying of a brain tumour as his mother gives him water and his siblings look on with love and concern. © UNHCR/L.Addario

The World Health Organization (WHO) has received about $49 million from Saudi Arabia for its operations to help the…

21 Aug 2014 / Listen /

Spread of Ebola in West Africa remains a concern for UN

David Nabarro. UN Photo/Mark Garten

The World Health Organization (WHO) continues to ramp up its responses to the outbreak of the Ebola virus disease…

21 Aug 2014 / Listen /
Ebola threatens to create a food security crisis in West Africa Lebanon: A Tradition Yields New Opportunities São Tomé – Saved by Chocolate Fiji: the Organic Island World Humanitarian Day honours those who risk to help others #GirlWithABook creators meet Malala Town of Amirli in northern Iraq remains under siege: OCHA official UN health agency appeals for $14 million to scale up operations in Ukraine UN marks 500 days from deadline for MDGs Avoiding a hard landing in China: IMF Lessons in traditional music revitalise indigenous self-identity Ebola remains serious health problem in West Africa Jobless growth in India "worrying" for policy makers Small fish, big gains in Bangladesh
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Rock Hudson: The Open Door

American actor Rock Hudson tells the story of a reformed mental health institution in Bethlehem and the work of World Health Organization. Language: English Genre: Drama 1959 Duration: 4’28″…

22 Aug 2014 / Listen /

Maurice Chevalier: Penicillin Featurette

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French actor and singer Maurice Chevalier tells the story of a young woman in a village in Haiti who is saved with…

22 Aug 2014 / Listen /
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