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UN envoy in Iraq calls for ISIL to be held accountable for "horrific acts"

A wide view of the Security Council Chamber as Nickolay Mladenov (on screen), briefs the Council via video conference. UN Photo/Loey Felipe

The Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), a splinter group of Al-Qaida, has grown to be a complex threat to peace and security in Iraq, the entire region and beyond. The head…

23 Jul 2014 / Listen /

To mark 100 days of captivity for Chibok girls, UN calls for safer schools

Photo: UNESCO

A call for international support for safe schools across Nigeria has been made to mark the 100 days of captivity for the Chibok girls. Some 200 school girls from Chibok, Nigeria are still…

23 Jul 2014 / Listen /
World's most neglected regions to receive $75 million in emergency aid Israel affirms its right to self –defense against Hamas militants 20th Commonwealth Games to raise funds for children in need Egypt peace initiative "promising" but Hamas has yet to respond
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Sustained progress relies on good policies and social institutions

UNDP launches Human Development Report 2014

Most people in countries have been doing steadily better in human development but the progress has been uneven, a…

24 Jul 2014 / Listen /

UN Emergency fund gives $75 million in relief aid to Sahel and Horn of Africa

Lisa Doughten. CERF@PHOTO

The UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has allocated $75 million to scale up aid in the neglected regions…

23 Jul 2014 / Listen /

Commission of Inquiry established for violations in the occupied Palestinian territory

UN Human Rights Council. UN Photo/Violaine Martin

The UN Human Rights Council has decided to urgently dispatch an international commission of inquiry to investigate all human…

23 Jul 2014 / Listen /

“Time to take action” on youth unemployment

Job seekers in Zimbabwe. ILO Photo/Maillard J.

The time for talking is over, action must now be taken to combat the increasing levels of youth unemployment…

23 Jul 2014 / Listen /
Gaza: Number of displaced in UN shelters exceeds 100,000 Prevention can help solve the world's drug problem – INCB Young people in Uzbekistan take on social innovation challenge Women pay the highest price in times of conflict, CEDAW member says FAO warns of fruit bat risk in West African Ebola epidemic Fijian farmers enter lucrative organic papaya market through self-certification Having women preside over UN's most powerful body sends strong message: Lithuania Menstruation keeps young Indian girls out of school
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Nelson Mandela Addresses General Assembly

ANC leader Nelson Mandela addresses the General Assembly about his fight against the Apartheid regime in South Africa, four years before being elected President. Language: English Genre: Speech 1990 Duration:…

15 Jul 2014 / Listen /

A Symbol of Hope and Humanity

Nelson Mandela and Boutros Boutros Ghali. UNPHOTO

Secretary-General Boutros Boutros Ghali gives a special toast to Nelson Mandela, newly elected president of South Africa. Mandela follows with his own…

15 Jul 2014 / Listen /
Ceremony Naming Nelson and Winnie Mandela’s Corner in New York