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UN health agency addresses climate change and health

The early morning sun rising over the fogbound farms and hills of Pennsylvania Dutch Country, USA. UN Photo/John Isaac

Taking action to reduce climate change and its consequences can improve people's health and save lives, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). WHO has, for the first time, convened a global conference…

27 Aug 2014 / Listen /

UN food agency delivers food to Gaza through Rafah crossing

Food distribution in Rafah, Gaza by the World Food Programme (WFP).  (file photo) UN Photo/Evan Schneider

For the first time since 2007 the UN food agency was on Wednesday able to send food into Gaza using the Rafah crossing from Egypt. Gaza has been under an Israeli blockade for…

27 Aug 2014 / Listen /
Conflict has displaced thousands in Libya, says UN envoy Record number of migrants die crossing the Mediterranean Sea South Sudan leaders urged to implement ceasefire agreement E-cigarettes use poses a threat to adolescents and pregnant mothers, says WHO Small developing islands to reach out to international community UNICEF mounts largest emergency supply operation in a single month Three dead in UN helicopter crash in South Sudan Militant groups in Iraq committing grave and horrific human rights violations Displaced people live in "very dire" conditions in South Sudan's Unity State
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Women disproportionately affected by climate change

A Haitian woman and her child receive emergency rations during hurricane Ike in Gonaives.  UN Photo/Logan Abassi

Women are often more affected than men by climate change, especially if during a natural disaster. That's according to…

28 Aug 2014 / Listen /

UN Libya resolution expands arms embargo, calls for "immediate ceasefire"

Security Council Chamber.  UN Photo/Mark Garten

A resolution calling for all parties in Libya to agree on an immediate ceasefire and an end to the…

27 Aug 2014 / Listen /

Civil society leaders discuss post-2015 UN development agenda


Members of the global civil society are being presented an opportunity to help shape the post-2015 Development Agenda. That's…

27 Aug 2014 / Listen /

Diversified economy key to development of SIDS

Milan Meetarbhan. UN Photo/Devra Berkowitz

A diversified economy is the key to future of small island developing states, according to Ambassador of Mauritius to…

27 Aug 2014 / Listen /
WFP food convoy crosses Rafah crossing into Gaza War crimes and crimes against humanity increase in Syria Samoa prepares to welcome international community Health claims for E-cigarettes disputed by UN health body Urgent need for aid in Ukraine as shelling continues in Lugansk Displaced Iraqis share transit camp with Syrian refugees Justice lacking for victims of sexual violence in Bangladesh, says activist Ebola outbreak"very serious" in Sierra Leone Relief operation in northern Iraq in full swing: UNHCR UN humanitarian chief holds "positive" discussions in Ukraine An information and communication technology project helps people in Vanuatu Security Council "was designed to be a smoke detector not just a fire extinguisher": UK Saudi Arabia's $49 million donation helps to provide health care to Iraqis Spread of Ebola in West Africa remains a concern for UN
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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 /