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UN-backed anti-chemical weapons treaty turns 20

Minute of silence being observed at the annual Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare held at the Headquarters of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in The Hague. 2015. Photo: OPCW

Progress made in eliminating the world's chemical weapons stockpiles is "under threat" the UN Secretary-General warned on Wednesday. António Guterres released a video-message celebrating the 20th anniversary of the entry into force of the…

26 Apr 2017 / Listen /

First pledging conference for Yemen "remarkable success": UN chief

A young boy runs with his tyre past buildings damaged by airstrikes in Sa'ada Old Town, Yemen. Up until August 2015, this area was the home of Sa'ada's oldest market with thousands of people selling vegetables, spices and fabrics in stores and street stalls. Photo: Giles Clarke/OCHA

The first ever pledging conference to try and prevent Yemen's humanitarian crisis from sliding into famine, was hailed a "remarkable success" by the UN chief on Tuesday. António Guterres said that the generosity…

25 Apr 2017 / Listen /
Progress against Afghan corruption but challenges remain: UNAMA The internet is the electricity of the 21st Century: Jack Ma "Far more needs to be done" to promote rights and access for indigenous 25 million children missing out on school in conflict zones: UN Malaria jab trial "could save tens of thousands of lives" UN, World Bank agree to build resilience, sustain peace in conflict areas Our well-being as humans depends on Earth's well-being: UN official "Fragility" of societies, institutions, key to many conflicts: UN chief
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Security Council: UN relief chief urges "action today" on Syria

Families evacuated from East Ghouta, Syria, congregate in the courtyard of the Dahit Qudsayya collective shelter for basic aid. Photo: OCHA/Josephine Guerrero

The UN's top humanitarian official has appealed to the Security Council to take action now on Syria. Stephen O'Brien,…

27 Apr 2017 / Listen /

Fresh challenge for UNHCR's youngest Goodwill Ambassador


She pulled refugees to safety across the Mediterranean Sea and then swam in the Rio Olympics. For her next…

27 Apr 2017 / Listen /

Information is power for indigenous women of the Americas

NOTIMIA members Guadalupe Martinez from Mexico and Nidia Bustillos Rodriguez from Bolivia. Photo: UN News/D. Penn

Indigenous women from the Americas are creating their own media to tell their stories and preserve the traditional knowledge…

27 Apr 2017 / Listen /

Matt Damon on helping 5.5 million access water: World Bank

Jim Yong Kim (left) and Matt Damon. Photo: Screengrab from World Bank video.

Hollywood star Matt Damon's been telling the World Bank how a simple loan scheme has allowed around 5.5 million…

27 Apr 2017 / Listen /

"100 million" African children out of school: former Tanzania President

Displaced children residing at the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) Tomping Protection of Civilians (POC) Site in Juba roast ears of corn and smile for the camera. (file) UN Photo/Isaac Billy

There are around 100 million African children out of school which is endangering the global push towards the 2030…

27 Apr 2017 / Listen /
Indigenous peoples have "come a long way" in past decade: Cree chief Yemen conference "about hard cash and resources": UN Coordinator Ceasefire urgently needed in South Sudan, says UN special envoy 10th anniversary of UN Indigenous Declaration marks "milestone" Virtual tool to deliver trade boost for poorer countries Women and girls paying "heaviest price" in Yemen as famine looms Guterres launches personal appeal for Yemen
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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


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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