Today's News

UN generates over US$3 billion a year to NYC's economy

A view of the UN headquarters complex, as seen from the Visitors' Entrance. UN Photo/Yubi Hoffmann

The UN generates US$3.69 billion in total economic output to New York City, a new study by the Mayor's Office for International Affairs has found. The report, launched on Tuesday, illustrates the UN…

6 Dec 2016 / Listen /

Security Council fails to reach "common ground" regarding Aleppo truce

Al-Riad shelter, Aleppo, Syria. Photo: OCHA/Josephine Guerrero

Members of the UN Security Council have failed to reach a "common ground" regarding a decision to call for a seven-day truce in the Syrian city of Aleppo. That's what Egypt's Ambassador and…

5 Dec 2016 / Listen /
UN calls for better protection of refugees in the EU and globally News in Brief 05 December 2016 (PM) Persons with disabilities must be part of global development push: UN chief UN chief welcomes ratification of Colombia peace agreement US$1 billion appeal launched to address Africa's largest humanitarian crisis UN apologizes for Haiti cholera and calls for US$400 million to address crisis Shelter "urgently needed for displaced from Syria's Aleppo"
Today's Features

Lord's Resistance Army continues to cause "unspeakable suffering"

François Louncény Fall.  UN Photo/Norbert N Ouendji

The Lord's Resistance Army rebel group, is continuing to cause "unspeakable suffering" for civilians in central African countries where…

7 Dec 2016 / Listen /

With right Haiti response "cholera will go"

David Nabarro meeting and supporting people in Jeremie, Haiti, which was severely affected by Hurricane Matthew. © UN Haiti

With the resources to keep responding effectively and improvements in water and sanitation for all Haitians, "cholera will go".…

7 Dec 2016 / Listen /

Libyan political accord "stands firm, but stuck"

Martin Kobler. UN Photo/Runa A

The political accord in Libya "stands firm" but is "stuck," according to the head of the United Nations Support…

6 Dec 2016 / Listen /

"Essential services" provided to mankind by biodiversity

Tehuacán-Cuicatlán has one of Mexico's highest rates of biodiversity and endemic species. Photo: Tehuacán-Cuicatlán Reserva de la Biósfera

Biodiversity, or the variety of life on Earth, provides "essential services" to mankind, according to the Administrator of the…

6 Dec 2016 / Listen /

UN brings economic, cultural and educational benefits to New York City


A new study has found that the UN brings significant economic, cultural and educational benefits to the people of…

6 Dec 2016 / Listen /
Internet forum addresses challenge of connecting 3.9 billion Industrial transformation a "very big challenge" for Africa Record aid appeal launched to help 93 million people Thai king's legacy on soil "can benefit families of farmers" globally Healthy soil "enables" life on earth and mitigates climate change Social media a "powerful channel" for space industry "Make cities accessible, keep persons with disabilities visible" "Affordable, absolutely green" housing showcased at UN conference
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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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