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US President urged to back full release of report on CIA interrogation abuses

A general view of the Human Rights Council in session. Photo: Jean-Marc Ferré

The President of the United States is being urged by a group of UN human rights experts to support the release of a report on interrogation practices of the country's Central Intelligence Agency…

26 Nov 2014 / Listen /

Forum addressing atrocity crimes against minorities

Members of an ethnic Yezidi family sleep in the shade in Shekhadi village, Iraq, after fleeing Sinjar. Photo: UNHCR/N. Colt

The international community is being urged to prevent violence and crimes against minorities. On Wednesday, the seventh session of the Forum on Minority Issues is continuing its second day of work in Geneva…

26 Nov 2014 / Listen /
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 "Disproportionate number" of African Americans killed by police "No doubt" UN sanctions are effective People "orange" neighbourhoods to eliminate violence against women
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Papua New Guinea faces up to "resource curse"

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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

Women in South Sudan. UN Photo/Martine Perret

Women in South Sudan are being urged to speak out about violence they have experienced at the hands of…

27 Nov 2014 / Listen /

Developing countries engage in a "win-win" partnership

South-South Technology Transfer Facility for SIDS Launched in Samoa. UNOSSC@PHOTO

The promotion of development around the world is no longer based solely on developed countries helping developing ones, according…

26 Nov 2014 / Listen /

Young Haitian girls empowered through “men’s” jobs

Girls fixing the bus.  (UNifeed video capture)

Young Haitian girls are being empowered through a project which trains them to do jobs traditionally reserved for men.…

26 Nov 2014 / Listen /
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 Humanitarian situation "dire" in South Sudan "Sky is the limit" for Africa says senior UN official "Close to impossible" to reach communities in terrorist-controlled areas in Iraq Up to 1mn in Syria, Iraq may be "left out in cold" this winter
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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:…

4 Nov 2014 / Listen /
JFK at the United Nations