Today's News

Vaccine breakthrough deal set to save millions of children's lives

A makeshift primary school for students at the UNMISS displaced persons camp in Bor, Jonglei state, South Sudan. Photo: UNMISS/Mihad Abdalla

A deal to supply lifesaving vaccines to dozens of countries at half the price they usually cost could prevent 5.7 million child deaths, UN health experts announced on Wednesday. Under the terms of…

19 Oct 2016 / Listen /

Palestine question "cannot be relegated to a secondary problem:" UN official

A wide view of the Security Council Chamber, Nickolay Mladenov (shown on screen). UN Photo/Kim Haughton

The international focus on the question of Palestine may have been overtaken by the tragedy in Syria and elsewhere in the Middle East, but it cannot be relegated to a secondary problem. That's…

19 Oct 2016 / Listen /
Yemen parties agree to resume ceasefire for initial 72-hour period Inhabitants of Iraqi city could be used as human shields "Take ownership of vital agenda" UN chief to world's mayors "Absolute devastation" witnessed by UN chief in Haiti Deal on greenhouse gas HFCs welcomed by UN Help rural women to thrive says UN Secretary-General Make handwashing a habit to reduce disease spread: UNICEF New US$400 million approach to address cholera in Haiti UNHCR welcomes closure of France's "Jungle" camp for refugees and migrants Rape "second most reported" serious crime in Liberia: UN Improved nutrition for under-twos could save 100,000 lives each year: UNICEF "Human dignity" to be the "core of our common work" says Guterres
Today's Features

Making sure women and girls are included in Haiti hurricane response

The World Food Programme (WFP) and their local partner Fondation pour le Développement et L'encadrement de la Famille Haïtienne (Fondefh), distribute food to residents of Torbek, a commune on the outskirts of Les Cayes that was heavily damaged by Hurricane Matthew. UN Photo/ Logan Abassi

Following the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, some girls living in displacement camps resorted to trading sex in order to…

23 Oct 2016 / Listen /

"Make roads safer" to walk and cycle: UNEP


"Road networks have been built for cars and not to accommodate cyclists and pedestrians, making it unsafe for them."…

22 Oct 2016 / Listen /

Teenage author encourages children to stand up against bullies


"Saying something" is the first step to fight child bullying, says author and activist Aija Mayrock, who recently spoke…

22 Oct 2016 / Listen /

Aleppo spotlight as UN Human Rights Council holds special session

A general view of the Human Rights Council meeting. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

Horrific violence in Syria's Aleppo was the focus of an extraordinary session of the UN Human Rights Council on…

21 Oct 2016 / Listen /

"Tax evasion industry shocking" says UN expert

Alfred de Zayas . Photo: UN

Tax evasion across the world is "shocking" and costs governments some US$3 trillion every year, according to a UN…

21 Oct 2016 / Listen /
Wonder Woman designated as gender empowerment ambassador Hurricane Matthew leaves extensive damage in eastern Cuba Colombia: Consensus on ceasefire a "happy development" Community participation a factor in making cities safer Somalia electoral season begins Medical evacuations set to begin amid pause in Aleppo fighting US$21 billion "dividend" to keep 10-year old girls in school Gains of Habitat III will be “useless” without effective implementation Road safety "a basic human right for children" says actress 72-hour Yemen ceasefire welcome but not enough, say aid workers Yazidis in Iraqi city of Mosul face an uncertain future 900 million more Africans will be living in cities by 2050
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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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