Today's News

Extend "day of silence" in Syria, says UN political chief

Jeffrey Feltman.UN Photo/Rick Bajornas

Consolidating and extending a short truce in Syria would be an "important step in the right direction," the head of the UN's Department of Political Affairs said on Wednesday. Jeffrey Feltman was speaking…

4 May 2016 / Listen /
Agency taking steps to avert education crisis for Palestine refugee children Syria envoy "cautious" for re-launch of cessation of hostilities Time to implement SDGs: UN chief Commitment to action goal of first World Humanitarian Summit Solidarity emphasized during Nepal mission People with albinism face "extinction" in Malawi Chemical weapons re-emerge as "tool of war" International Jazz Day celebrates music's "universal message of peace"
Today's Features

World must "wake up from the fog of success" over climate change

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (right) at the People's Climate March held in New York City. UN Photo/Mark Garten (file photo)

The world needs to "wake up from the fog of success" over the Paris Agreement on climate change, according…

5 May 2016 / Listen /

"Knotted Gun" sculptor remembered at UN


An iconic sculpture of a large gun, the barrel of which is tied in a knot, is the first…

5 May 2016 / Listen /

Stopping ivory trade is vital to sustainable development in Kenya

105 tonnes of ivory from over 7,000 elephants and 1.35 tonnes of rhino horn was burned in Nairobi, Kenya, on 30 April 2016, in an urgent call to action to end the poaching crisis. Photo: Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

Protecting elephants and combatting the ivory trade is vital to sustainable development in Kenya. That's according to Helen Clark,…

5 May 2016 / Listen /

"Gender equality saves lives when disaster hits"

In Yogyakarta, Indonesia, women at a community meeting discuss the reconstruction of their village in the wake of the 2006 tsunami and earthquake. Photo: World Bank/Nugroho Nurdikiawan Sunjoyo

When natural disasters strike, a lack of gender equality can mean the difference between life and death. That's according…

5 May 2016 / Listen /

Fears over eastern Aleppo becoming new besieged zone


Continued fighting in Aleppo has created new no-go areas and risks turning part of the Syrian city into a…

4 May 2016 / Listen /
Help "support and sustain" Palestine refugees, urges UN chief Foreign terrorist fighters returning home constitute a "real risk"
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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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