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Code adopted for ships operating in polar waters

Arctic Polar ice rim.  UN Photo/Mark Garten

A code that will protect seafarers and passengers in ships sailing in polar waters has been adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The Polar Code covers all aspects of design, construction, search…

21 Nov 2014 / Listen /

Parliamentarians meet in support of Israeli-Palestinian peace

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Members of Parliament from around the world are gathering at the UN on Friday to discuss how best to support peace efforts between Israel and Palestine. The UN Palestinian Rights Committee which is…

21 Nov 2014 / Listen /
Ebola operation stepped up Emergency food voucher distribution underway in Ukraine Private sector has tools to impact food safety and security Airlift of winter supplies underway in Iraq 25,000 Gaza homeowners to have access to building materials Healthier nutrition in the United States can be achieved Millions #Imagine a better world for children Pledges to climate fund welcomed by UN chief "Unprecedented" growth in importance of UN Police Ukraine suffering a total breakdown in law and order, says UN expert North Korea urged to resolve issues "promptly" with nuclear agency Eritrea human rights probe tackles 'long list' of alleged abuses Innovation to drive change for most disadvantaged children
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Significant commitments made by countries in fight against malnutrition

A farmer harvests sorghum produced from seeds donated by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) through the "Improving Seeds" project.  UN Photo/Fred Noy

Significant commitments have been made by over 170 countries in the fight against malnutrition, a senior UN official has…

21 Nov 2014 / Listen /

Humanitarian situation "dire" in South Sudan

Kyung-wha Kang, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs during her visit to South Sudan.  Credit:  UNMISS/Isaac Alebe Avoro Lu'ba

The humanitarian situation for people displaced by conflict in South Sudan has been described as "dire" by the UN…

21 Nov 2014 / Listen /

"Close to impossible" to reach communities in terrorist-controlled areas in Iraq

Nickolay Mladenov. UN Photo/Yubi Hoffmann

It's becoming "close to impossible" to reach communities in areas of Iraq which are controlled by terrorists, according to…

21 Nov 2014 / Listen /

Up to 1mn in Syria, Iraq may be "left out in cold" this winter

A young Syrian refugee wraps himself up in a thick blanket, part of aid to help his family weather the winter in northern Iraq. Photo: UNHCR

Up to one million Syrians and Iraqis may be "left out in the cold" as winter approaches, the UN…

21 Nov 2014 / Listen /

Report on world's children shows progress and challenges

Nicholas Alipui. UN Photo/Devra Berkowitz

Progress has been made in improving the lives of children around the world although challenges still remain. That's according…

20 Nov 2014 / Listen /
Pope calls nutrition and environment “global public issues” Bringing the voice of the people to the global stage Solutions sought for food wastage problem in Papua New Guinea Progress in provision of water and sanitation but challenges remain Global community misjudged world's malnutrition challenges Villagers in India's Rajasthan state build toilets to improve lives Over one billion people forced to defecate in the open Plane crash probe results due to be released Global experts focus on nutrition challenges of 21st Century ISIS "undeniably" guilty of war crimes Young people can propel economies of developing countries: UN report Survivors of Ebola get food aid from UN agency Women's rights missing from food and nutrition policies
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1996 Declaration of World Thanksgiving

The United Nations celebrates the 1996 Declaration of World Thanksgiving, marking the first time every country in the General Assembly unanimously voted in support of a spiritual idea. Language: English…

4 Nov 2014 / Listen /

The War on Flu

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The story of influenza and the fight against the virus led by the World Health Organization. Language: English Genre: Drama 1954 Duration:…

4 Nov 2014 / Listen /
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