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"Brutal" killing of Russian opposition leader condemned

The Kremlin, Moscow. UN Photo

The "brutal killing" of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov in Moscow on Friday has been denounced by the UN Chief. Ban Ki-moon released a statement expressing "shock" over the slaying. According to media…

28 Feb 2015 / Listen /
Time to close gender equality gap ISIL "barbaric acts" stiffens resolve of Security Council to defeat group $377 million appeal launched for Mali as malnutrition fears grow Malawi food damage hampers bid to beat cholera Yemen could "spiral out of control" if deadlock continues Gender equality progress slow and uneven "Aggressive" tobacco firms threaten global health deal, warns UN chief Paraguay making a difference around the world
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Over a thousand Iraqis killed from acts of violence, terrorism

People fleeing intense fighting in Mosul, the third largest city in Iraq, crossing into the Erbil governerate. Photo: UNHCR/Inge Colijn

Over a thousand Iraqis have died from acts of violence and terrorism, and more than 2,000 were wounded in…

2 Mar 2015 / Listen /

US, Russia move into diplomatic overdrive at UN Human Rights Council

UN Photo

Russia's Foreign Minister and the US Secretary of State stepped up the diplomatic pace at the UN in Geneva…

2 Mar 2015 / Listen /

Situation in Golan Heights "challenging", says UN observer force chief

UNDOF peacekeepers patrol Golan Heights. UN Photo/Wolfgang Grebien

The situation in the Golan Heights is very challenging but there's hope for an amicable solution, according to the…

2 Mar 2015 / Listen /

Mixed report on global efforts to fight organized crime

Yury Fedotov, Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). UN Photo/Devra Berkowitz

Preventing transnational organized crime is recognized as an important part of promoting sustainable development. Representatives of governments, civil society,…

2 Mar 2015 / Listen /

"Blue economy" to protect ocean and resources in East Africa

The concept of "blue economy" is driving discussions about how oceans and seas can be explored in a sustainable…

2 Mar 2015 / Listen /
"Open Up, Reach out" to reach zero discrimination Landmines do not recognise peace, says UN agency at launch of $296 million appeal
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Peace on Earth

Actor Charles Boyer discusses the cruelties of war, highlighting the urgency for peace in troubled areas such as Korea, India, Iraq, Germany and Syria, and giving a voice to soldiers…

24 Dec 2014 / Listen /

1996 Declaration of World Thanksgiving

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The United Nations celebrates the 1996 Declaration of World Thanksgiving, marking the first time every country in the General Assembly unanimously voted…

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