Today's News

Philippines' war on drugs "is needed to avoid a narco-state"

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Drugs threaten to turn the Philippines' into a so-called "narco-state" which is why the country will continue to do all it can to eradicate them, its Secretary for Foreign Affairs said on Monday.…

27 Feb 2017 / Listen /

Western Sahara: UN chief concerned over tensions near UN buffer strip

A Military Liaison Officer of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), looks through binoculars during a ceasefire monitoring patrol in Oum Dreyga, Western Sahara (June 2010). UN Photo/Martine Perret

The UN Secretary-General has expressed concern over increased tensions near Guerguerat village in the buffer strip in southern Western Sahara. António Guterres' comments came in a statement issued on Sunday by his spokesperson.…

26 Feb 2017 / Listen /
Syria Envoy lays foundations for "long and difficult" process Oslo conference raises US$672 million for Lake Chad region crisis In Niger, Orlando Bloom meets families affected by Boko Haram violence Syrian parties urged to engage in negotiations 'in good faith': UN chief News in Brief 24 February 2017 (AM) – Geneva Syria's parties urged to put children first as negotiations begin
Today's Features

UNAIDS says "make some noise" for #zerodiscrimination

This year, on 1 March, Zero Discrimination Day, UNAIDS is urging people to make some noise around zero discrimination, to speak up and prevent discrimination from standing in the way of achieving ambitions, goals and dreams. Image: Poster  #ZERODISCRIMINATION/UNAIDS

Discrimination in health care settings is forcing people with HIV and AIDS to "go underground," causing them to miss…

1 Mar 2017 / Listen /

Global Festival of Ideas kicks off in Bonn


The first-ever conference that combines game playing and policy making got underway in the German city of Bonn this…

1 Mar 2017 / Listen /

Somali human rights must not take back seat to security concerns

A street scene in Mogadishu, the Somali capital. Photo: AU-UN IST/Stuart Price (file photo)

Human rights must not end up being a "secondary consideration" as the new Somali government focusses on securing and…

1 Mar 2017 / Listen /

"We must reinvent ourselves" to serve world better: UN deputy chief


The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development requires the UN system to "reinvent" itself in order to better serve Member…

28 Feb 2017 / Listen /

Children bound for Europe "sell their bodies – their only currency"


Disturbing new details have emerged of the abuse suffered by children travelling from North Africa to Europe on people…

28 Feb 2017 / Listen /
People in South Sudan "live in fear", warns human rights expert First Global Festival of Ideas promotes new SDG thinking Human rights? It's personal, Guterres tells Council WFP concerned about humanitarian situation in western Mosul Peace museums provide a "discourse of caring": genocide expert UNEP launches #CleanSeas campaign to reduce plastic use Learning languages gives you many chances in life: South Sudan journalist
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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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