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One Billion dollars needed to contain Ebola outbreak

Health-care providers, still wearing their protective clothing, must thoroughly disinfect every place a person suspected to have Ebola passes through on the way to the health unit. WHO/Christina Banluta

The United Nations says it will require nearly a billion dollars to bring the Ebola disease outbreak in West Africa under control. The outbreak continues to accelerate with nearly 5,000 people infected and…

16 Sep 2014 / Listen /

Child mortality rates falling faster than ever: UNICEF

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Dramatic and accelerating progress has been made in reducing mortality among children, according to the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF). UNICEF says new data from a report entitled "Levels and Trends in Child Mortality"…

16 Sep 2014 / Listen /
Head of UNAMID calls for restraint in Darfur Renewed fighting in Libya causes suffering to civilians: UN envoy Treaty on Rights of Persons with Disability is ratified by 150 countries UN chief calls for cooperation to stop financing foreign fighters in Iraq and Syria UN takes over African-led mission in Central African Republic Member states have tools to craft post-2015 development agenda: GA President 43,000 cases of missing persons remain unsolved Security Council condemns killing of British aid worker by ISIL
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Most neonatal deaths can be prevented: UNICEF

Children in the Asia-Pacific region now have a much better chance of surviving the first year of life. UN Photo/Kibae Park

Despite dramatic progress on child survival, one million babies die the day they are born from mostly preventable causes,…

16 Sep 2014 / Listen /

Over 800 million people still undernourished despite reduction in world hunger: FAO

Somali refugee children. Photo: WFP/Jiro Ose

The number of hungry people around the world declined by more than 100 million over the last decade and…

16 Sep 2014 / Listen /

"Bold initiatives" ahead of UN climate change summit

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A number of, what have been described as, "bold initiatives" have been made ahead of a major summit on…

16 Sep 2014 / Listen /

UN Humanitarian Chief "struck" by brutality in Iraq

Valerie Amos. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

The violence and brutality towards women and girls in Iraq has been described as striking by the UN Humanitarian…

15 Sep 2014 / Listen /
Conflict in Darfur reduces but more people flee homes Benefits expected as UN takes over African-led mission in Central African Republic Respect and understanding needed to be Speaker in India South Sudan’s women welcome ratification of CEDAW Women parliamentary leaders address gender issues Cuba offers 165 health professionals for Ebola response in West Africa UNHCR: Syrian refugee numbers top three million UN food agency starts distribution in Ukraine The Rise of Shadow Banking in China Food prices dropped by 3.6 per cent in August: FAO A new camp provides shelter for displaced people in northern Iraq Children pay a heavy price across South Asia: UNICEF Billions of dollars are lost in avoided taxes, says a UN agency
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The Yeti

Toni Hagen the Swiss geologist, Aila the sherpa and Fritz the dachshund traverse the Himalayas over and over enough to have climbed Mount Everest fifty times, as part of the…

15 Sep 2014 / Listen /

Three Buildings by a River

A UN Trusteeship Council mission visits New Guinea, 1956. UN PHOTO.

American writer, broadcaster and traveler Lowell Thomas narrates this drama on UN’s Headquarters, “both a workshop and a symbol”. Language: English Genre:…

15 Sep 2014 / Listen /
Rock Hudson: The Open Door