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Security Council urged to press for halt in Syria violence to protect civilians

UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura. UN Photo/Manuel Elias.

The international community has been asked to push for a break in the violence in Syria in the wake of intensified government airstrikes in Aleppo. UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura…

25 Sep 2016 / Listen /

Commendation for Cypriot leaders

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with Nicos Anastasiades, President of the Republic of Cyprus (left), and Mustafa Akinci, Leader of the Turkish Cypriot Community (right). UN Photo/Isaac Billy.

The leaders of the two communities in Cyprus have been praised by the UN Secretary-General for their efforts to reach a settlement for the divided island. Ban Ki-moon met with Turkish Cypriot leader…

25 Sep 2016 / Listen /
UN chief welcomes proposal for national dialogue in Gabon UN chief: Intensified attacks in Aleppo mark “dark day” International organizations call for restraint in DRC Government committed to finding political solution to end Syrian crisis Park attack shows even playtime is dangerous in Libya: UNICEF News in Brief 23 September 2016 (PM) Internal reconciliation can be affected by "external intervention" in South Sudan “Going nuclear armed" is North Korea policy
Today's Features

Cyprus talks approaching "make or break moment"

Informal comments to the media by Mr. Espen Barth Eide, Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Cyprus and Elizabeth Spehar, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) on the s

Cyprus is fast approaching a "make or break moment" in long-running negotiations to reach a comprehensive settlement, and end…

26 Sep 2016 / Listen /

Financing SDGs a major concern for Caribbean Community

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (right) meets with Irwin LaRocque, Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).

Ensuring financing so that they can meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is among the top concerns for the…

24 Sep 2016 / Listen /

"We need action from everyone" to reach 2030 goals: UN chief

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (upper row, centre) in a group photo with 17 volunteering staff of the Vienna-based organisations holding panels depicting the 17 SDGs at the Vienna International Centre. UN Photo/Nikoleta Haffar

"We need action from everyone" to realize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030; global targets which will end…

23 Sep 2016 / Listen /

One of world's worst humanitarian crises "struggling for attention"


One of world's worst humanitarian crises underway in the Lake Chad Basin is "struggling for attention" according to the…

23 Sep 2016 / Listen /

Media hub generates "buzz" about UN global development goals


Real-time conversations between world leaders and journalists on how the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are being implemented one year…

23 Sep 2016 / Listen /
Culture in Africa a barrier to "sex education" for girls and boys Emergency UN fund is "for all, by all" Women's economic empowerment is "uniquely important": UN chief South Sudan "struggling for survival" World must act "rapidly and forcefully" to protect heritage from terrorists Countries to "beat back" threat of heart disease Sympathy not enough, time to act on poverty, says youth delegate Warring parties urged to negotiate "a way out of hell" in Syria "Now inevitable" climate change agreement will come into force
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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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