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UN sanctions move to strengthen relationship with migration body

This photo from November 2014 shows IOM providing transportation assistance in South Sudan, moving vulnerable refugees on a UNHCR helicopter. Photo: IOM

The heads of the United Nations and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) are being urged to sign an agreement which aims to establish a closer relationship between the two bodies. This follows…

25 Jul 2016 / Listen /

Afghanistan violence claims record toll

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Lethal violence in Afghanistan is getting worse and has claimed a record number of casualties in 2016, the UN said Monday. More than 5,100 civilians have been killed or maimed in the first…

25 Jul 2016 / Listen /

"Horrendous" terror attack in Afghan capital condemned by UN

Photo: UNAMA/Fardin Waezi

A 'horrendous" suicide attack that killed dozens of civilian demonstrators in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday, has been condemned by the UN. News reports said that at least 80 had been killed…

23 Jul 2016 / Listen /
Today's Features

Paraguay communities learn to cope with flooding

Flooding in Paraguay. Photo: UNICEF/ Martin Crespo

People living in flood-prone areas of Paraguay are learning how to prepare and cope with annual and sometimes life-changing…

27 Jul 2016 / Listen /

"Don't revictimize" sexually abused women

Jane Holl Lute. UN Radio/Laura Jarriel

Women who have been sexually abused should not be "revictimized" through the need to constantly describe the crimes they…

26 Jul 2016 / Listen /

Hope for Syria talks "towards the end of August"


The prospect of fresh talks on Syria beginning in a matter of weeks edged a little closer on Tuesday…

26 Jul 2016 / Listen /

Austerity is putting "social protection" rights at risk: ILO

An elderly woman at her window in a Nepalese village. UN Photo/John Isaac

Policies of economic austerity around the world are putting the human right to social security at risk, according to…

26 Jul 2016 / Listen /

Urgent call for “humanitarian pause” in Aleppo fighting

Syrian children stand in the entryway of their tent shelter in the Bab Al Salame camp for internally displaced persons in Aleppo Governate. Photo: UNICEF/Giovanni Diffidenti (file photo)

An urgent call has been made for a weekly two-day "humanitarian pause" in fighting around Aleppo, to save thousands…

25 Jul 2016 / Listen /

Safety of civilians living under UN protection sites a “priority"

The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) provides protection to civilians fleeing recent violence in Wau. Photo: UNMISS

More and more civilians are turning to the UN Mission in South Sudan for protection from escalating violence brought…

25 Jul 2016 / Listen /
Afghanistan violence claims record toll on civilians
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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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