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Settlements making two-state solution "increasingly unattainable": UN official

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Israel's continued settlement expansion in the occupied Palestinian territory is making the two-state solution "increasingly unattainable." That's the message UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nikolay Mladenov, delivered to the…

25 Sep 2017 / Listen /

News in Brief 22 September 2017 (PM)

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Arab States and UNHCR sign agreement to address refugee crisis The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) and the League of Arab States (LAS) signed a formal Memorandum of Understanding on Friday, to respond more…

22 Sep 2017 / Listen /
News in Brief 22 September 2017 – Geneva (AM) UN welcomes pricing deal for lifesaving HIV medicine UN chief: Step up action to end conflicts driving "hunger crisis" News in Brief 21 September 2017 (PM) News in Brief 21 September 2017 (AM) Development goals impossible without education for girls says Malala
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"Multiple and grave violations" committed by Russia in Crimea: OHCHR

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"Multiple and grave violations" of human rights have occurred across Crimea, since it was occupied by Russian forces in…

25 Sep 2017 / Listen /

"Just stop the war" urges UN Yemen Coordinator

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With conflict in Yemen grinding on, the health system and economy have collapsed, seriously jeopardizing "people's ability to survive".…

22 Sep 2017 / Listen /

Mission chief says peace deal crucial to ending South Sudan crisis

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Only an internationally-recognized and functioning peace agreement can end the suffering of millions in South Sudan. That's the firm…

22 Sep 2017 / Listen /

Hurricane island expat: I still haven't heard from Dominica relatives

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A UN worker in Geneva who is from one of the Caribbean islands devastated by Hurricane Maria has spoken…

22 Sep 2017 / Listen /

Deal to reduce price of HIV treatment aims to save more lives

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A life-saving medicine to treat HIV will now be made more widely available to millions of people in developing…

22 Sep 2017 / Listen /
New UN team to investigate ISIL crimes in Iraq New UN relief chief relays voices of displaced to world leaders 1.25 million road deaths must be stopped: UN Envoy Nigerian teacher wins UNHCR Refugee Award Countries take stock of UN declaration on refugees, migrants Nuclear test ban represents "low hanging fruit" to stop proliferation
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Declaration of Human Rights by Eleanor Roosevelt

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In this historic audio, listen to Eleanor Roosevelt – diplomat, activist and former First Lady of the United States – read from…

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