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UN-backed court orders extremist to pay reparations for Timbuktu destruction

The El Farouk monument in Timbuktu, Mali, destroyed by the extremists. Photo: MINUSMA/Sophie Ravier (file photo)

A former Islamic militant has been ordered to pay 2.7 million Euros, or just over US$3 million, for directing attacks against religious and historic buildings in the city of Timbuktu in Mali. The…

17 Aug 2017 / Listen /

UN chief calls for “dial up” in diplomacy to resolve Korean crisis

UN Secretary-General António Guterres speaks to journalists at a press encounter. UN Photo/Mark Garten

The solution to the crisis on the Korean peninsula must be political, the UN Secretary-General said on Wednesday, stressing the importance of diplomacy and dialogue. António Guterres was speaking to reporters at UN…

16 Aug 2017 / Listen /
New convention tackles dangers posed by mercury UN human rights chief urges Kenyan leaders to act to avoid further violence Hundreds feared dead in Sierra Leone mudslide, UN chief "saddened" Terror attack in Burkina Faso condemned by UN chief
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Humanitarian aid a “fantastic investment,” says UN relief chief

UN refugee agency and its partners deliver aid to hard-to-reach neighbourhoods in Eastern Aleppo, Syria. Photo: UNHCR

Providing humanitarian aid today to the world's needy is a "fantastic investment" in the future. That's according to the…

18 Aug 2017 / Listen /

7.7 million people in DRC face "acute hunger" UN warns

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Around 7.7 million people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) face acute hunger; a 30 per cent…

18 Aug 2017 / Listen /

South Sudan refugees in Uganda pass one million mark: UNHCR

A young South Sudanese refugee cooks food at a camp in northern Uganda Photo: UNHCR/Will Swanson

The number of people from South Sudan seeking refuge in Uganda has reached one million, the UN Refugee Agency…

17 Aug 2017 / Listen /

You can do anything you set your mind to: Kenya youth delegate

Winnie Michaels (left) and Miss Tourism Kenya, Mourine Soro. Photo: UN News/G. Kaneiya

Young people can do anything they set their mind to, a delegate from Kenya said during the 20th Session…

17 Aug 2017 / Listen /

Only 1 in 5 women addicts seeks treatment, warns UN expert

A woman from a hill tribe in Thailand smoking opium. UN Photo/D. Gair (file)

Only one in five women addicts seeks treatment for drug abuse, the president of the International Narcotics Board (INCB)…

16 Aug 2017 / Listen /
"Time running out" to stop terrorism's spread across the Sahel Rescue mission turns to recovery after deadly Sierra Leone mudslide Addressing today's problems in the Pacific via its deep cultural roots "Vicious circle" in Yemen, as cholera cases hit 500,000
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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 /

Declaration of Human Rights by Eleanor Roosevelt

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In this historic audio, listen to Eleanor Roosevelt – diplomat, activist and former First Lady of the United States – read from…

15 Apr 2015 / Listen /
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