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Breastfeeding helps raise healthy kids and grow stronger families

Mother breastfeeds her baby.  Photo: UNICEF Philippines/2013/Kent Page

Breastfeeding is one of the simplest, smartest, and most cost-effective ways to raise healthy children and grow stronger families. Anthony Lake, the Executive Director of the UN Children's Fund, UNICEF, shared the message…

1 Aug 2014 / Listen /

All parties in Gaza conflict agree to 72-hour unconditional ceasefire

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (L) with US Secretary of State John Kerry (R). UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

All parties in the Gaza conflict have agreed to an unconditional humanitarian ceasefire starting Friday morning. That's according to a joint statement by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and United States Secretary of State John…

31 Jul 2014 / Listen /
No travel restrictions in West Africa despite widening Ebola virus outbreak Shelling of UN school in Gaza serious "violation of international law" Relief efforts in Gaza stretched and delayed by fighting: Amos Safe, unhindered humanitarian access needed in Iraq: UN envoy
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Fresh start for Somali families displaced by decades of conflict

A young Somali refugee. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

Over 800 families in Somaliland in the Horn of Africa who were displaced by decades of insecurity are making…

2 Aug 2014 / Listen /

Men in the Philippines stand up against gender-based violence

UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras

Men in the Philippines are actively engaged in their communities to tackle gender-based violence, according to the Permanent Representative…

2 Aug 2014 / Listen /

Trash helping to light up the Philippines

Illac Diaz (UN in Action video capture)

Turning on a light at the flick of a switch is something many people around the world take for…

2 Aug 2014 / Listen /

UN Mission in South Sudan battles crime in its IDP camps

IDP camp. UN Photo/Isaac Billy

The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) is erecting detention facilities for internally displaced people (IDPs) living on its…

1 Aug 2014 / Listen /
UN in Iraq releases new casualty figures for July, civilian deaths high Relief workers ability to deal with Gaza crisis reaches "breaking point" Massai use radio as "door" to bring their issues to the open Daily humanitarian pauses needed in Gaza, urges UN Death toll from W. Africa Ebola outbreak may be higher, WHO says "Dignified shelters" for Syrian refugees in Iraq "Rapid and terrifying" deterioration of humanitarian situation in Gaza UNICEF: women most affected Ebola outbreak in W. Africa
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Celeste Holm interviews Ralph Bunche, Nobel laureate and Under Secretary for Special Political Affairs. He speaks with humour and humility about earlier career and educational experiences, race and how he…

25 Jul 2014 / Listen /

One Man’s Involvement

Sean MacBride

A portrait of Sean MacBride, United Nations High Commissioner for Namibia, cofounder of Amnesty International, and recipient of 1974 Nobel Peace Prize.…

25 Jul 2014 / Listen /
Nelson Mandela Addresses General Assembly