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World Humanitarian Summit: Turn commitment into action


Commitments made by governments attending the first ever World Humanitarian Summit should be translated into action, a senior UN human rights expert has said. Adama Dieng, the UN Secretary-General's Special Adviser on Genocide,…

24 May 2016 / Listen /

Report highlights global phenomenon of wildlife poaching

African elephants are listed as vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), as the animals are poached for their ivory tusks. Photo: UNEP GRID Arendal/Peter Prokosch

Wildlife poaching and the illegal trade of species not only pose environmental dangers but also potentially fuel conflict. That's according to the first global assessment of wildlife crime, published this Tuesday by the…

24 May 2016 / Listen /

News in Brief 24 May 2016 (AM) – Geneva


New Syria violence may be war crime, warns UN rights office A series of suicide and car bombings in Syria which reportedly left scores of civilians dead has been condemned by the UN…

24 May 2016 / Listen /
AU-UN partnership critical to security in Africa
Today's Features

Satellite information helps to fight hunger in Zimbabwe


Information from satellite imagery is helping to assess the effects of the El Niño weather phenomenon in Zimbabwe and…

25 May 2016 / Listen /

Boosting least developed countries could "really lift the world up"

A man heading to the market in Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan. Photo: UN/Valeria Bove

There is a "huge opportunity" in the next 20 years to really change our world, according to a senior…

25 May 2016 / Listen /

Israel, Palestine cannot live "back to back"

Conductor and musician Daniel Barenboim leads the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra in a performance at the World Humanitarian Summit, in Istanbul, Turkey. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

Israel and Palestine cannot live "back to back" but must find a way to coexist according to the UN…

25 May 2016 / Listen /

Nigerian nurse describes sheltering 50 people fleeing Boko Haram


A retired nurse from Nigeria has been describing how she gave shelter to 50 people who were fleeing the…

25 May 2016 / Listen /

"Not end point, but turning point" for international aid system


The first ever World Humanitarian Summit has come to a close with the UN Secretary General, describing it as…

24 May 2016 / Listen /

New humanitarian education fund is "powerful lever for change"


A new humanitarian fund for education in emergencies launched at the World Humanitarian Summit, is "a powerful lever for…

24 May 2016 / Listen /
Aid given to groups that violate human rights must end
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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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