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Fighting, insecurity continue to plague Yemen

Al-Ora's neighbourhood of Zinjibar, Yemen. Photo: UNHCR/A. Al-Sharif

A recent upsurge in fighting in Yemen continues to have a "devastating impact" on civilians, UN Humanitarian Coordinator in the country Jamie McGoldrick said on Monday. His statement follows the deaths of seven…

29 Aug 2016 / Listen /

"End poisonous legacy" of nuclear testing


The international community has been urged by the UN Secretary-General to end the "poisonous legacy" of nuclear testing. Ban Ki-moon made the call on the International Day Against Nuclear Tests, marked annually on 29…

29 Aug 2016 / Listen /
Today's Features

"Very significant shock" of lower oil prices in Africa

Cars line up at a gasoline station in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. UN Photo/Basile Zoma

Eight oil-producing countries in Africa are facing a "very significant" economic shock following the collapse in oil prices over…

31 Aug 2016 / Listen /

Syrian air force and ISIL behind at least 3 chemical attacks: UN report

Virginia Gamba. UN Photo/Amanda Voisard

The origin of three separate  chemical weapons attacks in Syria has been clearly established following an "independent, impartial, and objective" investigation mandated by…

30 Aug 2016 / Listen /

Forced disappearances leave communities in "spiral of anguish"

Peacekeeping - UNMIT

The 'horrendous' practice of enforced disappearances can affect entire communities by creating an atmosphere of fear and chaos. That's…

30 Aug 2016 / Listen /

Tributes paid to first woman Under Secretary-General of UN

Margaret J. Anstee. UN Photo/Michos Tzovaras (file photo)

Tributes have been paid following the death of the first woman to serve as a United Nations Under-Secretary-General; the…

30 Aug 2016 / Listen /

Water collecting a "double whammy" for women and girls

Girls carry water through a field after rain at a site of displaced civilians in Diffa, Niger, on 18 August 2016. Photo: UNICEF/Sam Phelps

Time wasted collecting water is a "double whammy" for women and girls around the world. That's according to Sanjay…

30 Aug 2016 / Listen /
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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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