Today's News

"Uninterrupted" flow of material needed to rebuild Gaza say UN agencies


An "uninterrupted and predictable" flow of material is needed to address humanitarian needs and rebuild Gaza. That's according to the heads of sixteen UN agencies in Palestine, in a report released two years…

26 Aug 2016 / Listen /

Gabonese need to "exercise their civic duty" in presidential vote: UN chief


The people of Gabon need to "exercise their civic duty" when they go to the polls on Saturday to elect a new president. That's the message from UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, in a…

26 Aug 2016 / Listen /
Today's Features

Anti-poverty policies fail due to "inadequate understanding" of poor


Anti-poverty policies often fail because of an inadequate understanding of the decisions poor people make. That's the view of…

27 Aug 2016 / Listen /

Countering young violent extremists: one ex-jihadist talks to The Lid Is On


The "virulent spread" of violent extremism is posing a "direct assault" on the UN Charter and human rights around…

26 Aug 2016 / Listen /

Darayya evacuation should be safe and "voluntary": UN


It's imperative that people of the besieged Syrian town of Darayya are protected in any evacuation that takes place…

26 Aug 2016 / Listen /

Women “have right” to wear controversial burkini bathing suit

UN Women's Director of Policy, Purna Sen. Photo: UN Radio/Daniel Dickinson

Women should have the right to choose to wear a controversial bathing suit known as the burkini without coercion…

26 Aug 2016 / Listen /

Burundi: Expert alarmed by "unacceptable" comments about Rwanda genocide


Recent comments by a prominent politician in Burundi stating that the 1994 Rwanda genocide was a "fabrication of the…

26 Aug 2016 / Listen /
Increased competition for water resources may lead to conflict Climate change "major" cause of displacement in Mexico: UN expert
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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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