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Asia-Pacific countries push to register all births by 2024

Small children look on from their rural home in Kampong Speu, Cambodia (file photo)  © David Longstreath/IRIN

More than 135 million children under the age of five in Asia and the Pacific have not had their births registered, according to the United Nations. It means that millions of people in…

27 Nov 2014 / Listen /

"Don't condemn LGBT people to silence" in Kyrgyzstan


The Parliament of Kyrgyzstan has been urged by UN human rights experts to reject a bill that would condemn lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people to silence. The experts who report to…

26 Nov 2014 / Listen /
Freedom of movement of criminals in DRC to be prevented US President urged to back full release of report on CIA interrogation abuses Forum addressing atrocity crimes against minorities Half a million new cancers in 2012 due to obesity Violence against women and girls a "global pandemic": UN chief Battling plague in Madagascar “complicated”, says WHO Palestinian homes "must cease to be a target" Burundi rights defenders under pressure
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Modern slavery proving hard to tackle in Niger


Modern-day forms of slavery are widespread in Niger according to a top UN human rights investigator who warns that…

28 Nov 2014 / Listen /

Income inequality "broad-based" disease

A family living in an urban slum in Sonagachi, Kolkata, India. UN Photo/Kibae Park

Income inequality or the disparity between the wealth of rich and poor people, has been described by a prominent…

28 Nov 2014 / Listen /

Peacekeepers to remain in South Sudan into 2015

UN MI 8 in Juba supports UNMISS mission in South Sudan.

The mandate of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has been extended until May 2015 amid what's…

27 Nov 2014 / Listen /

Papua New Guinea faces up to "resource curse"

PNG/UN Photo

Papua New Guinea is facing up to the challenge of a so-called "resource curse" as it focuses on boosting…

27 Nov 2014 / Listen /
South Sudan Women urged to speak out about gender-based violence "Paradox" of emerging countries still hampering growth Developing countries engage in a "win-win" partnership Young Haitian girls empowered through “men’s” jobs Rare St Francis of Assisi documents go on show at UN Campaign to end violence against women kicks off Seawater sampling for radiation continues in Fukushima Women deserve to live free of fear says Zimbabwean-American actress Kidnapping for ransom provides terrorists with funds "Hope" lost in South Sudan due to conflict Ethiopia has political will to push industrialization Nutrition habits in China changing, obesity on rise Unhealthy foods in Thailand creating new nutritional challenges Countries at Rome conference vow to fight malnutrition
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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:…

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