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Ban calls for 7 day humanitarian pause in Gaza and Israel fighting


The UN Secretary-General has called for a seven day humanitarian pause in the fighting in Gaza and Israel extending over the Eid al-Fitr holiday. Eid al-Fitr otherwise known as Ramadan, a month of…

25 Jul 2014 / Listen /

South Sudan's "catastrophic" food security situation of grave concern

H.E. Eugène-Richard Gasana, Rwanda Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations.

The food security situation in South Sudan has been described as "catastrophic and the worst in the world". The current President of the UN Security Council, Ambassador Eugène-Richard Gasana of Rwanda shared these…

25 Jul 2014 / Listen /
Investigation of attack on UN school in Beit Hanoun cut short UN cultural agency calls for protection of schools in conflicts Trafficked migrants face violence and death en-route to Europe Women and girls in Iraq risk forced circumcision
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Global discrepancies in levels of well-being persist

UN Photo/Kibae Park

Discrepancies in the levels of well-being for people across the world persist 20 years after a landmark conference on…

27 Jul 2014 / Listen /

Climate change forces Viet Nam farmers to give up growing rice

Rice fields of hill tribes in Sapa, Viet Nam. UN Photo/Kibae Park

Farmers in Viet Nam’s Mekong Delta say they may not be able to grow rice in the future because…

27 Jul 2014 / Listen /

Tanzanian villagers find answer to water shortage under their feet

Young rural farmers of Tanzania. UN Photo/B Wolff

Villagers in northern Tanzania have found the answer to a lack of water literally under their feet. The Maasai…

26 Jul 2014 / Listen /

Women shepherds in Somaliland determined to change their odds

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Water is a central concern year round in Somaliland, a self-declared autonomous state in northern Somalia. Over a third…

26 Jul 2014 / Listen /
Men and women serve under same rules in UN peacekeeping operation "Full-fledged impunity in Syria", says chair of UN-mandated probe Criminalisation of at-risk groups undermines AIDS response "International sisterhood" for five women on Security Council Sustained progress relies on good policies and social institutions Europe urged to do more to curb refugee, migrant deaths at sea Zimbabwean female peacekeeper’s sees “great opportunity” in her mission UN Emergency fund gives $75 million in relief aid to Sahel and Horn of Africa
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Ralph Bunche

Ralph Bunche

Celeste Holm interviews Ralph Bunche, Nobel laureate and Under Secretary for Special Political Affairs. He speaks with humour and humility about earlier career and educational experiences, race and how he…

25 Jul 2014 / Listen /

One Man’s Involvement

Sean MacBride

A portrait of Sean MacBride, United Nations High Commissioner for Namibia, cofounder of Amnesty International, and recipient of 1974 Nobel Peace Prize.…

25 Jul 2014 / Listen /
Nelson Mandela Addresses General Assembly