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UN officials welcome new head at climate change panel

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) elected Hoesung Lee of Republic of Korea as its new Chairman. Photo: IPCC

The election of the new chief of a global body that assesses the science related to climate change has been welcomed by the UN. Hoesung Lee of the Republic of Korea was this week…

7 Oct 2015 / Listen /
New global standards to improve adolescent health care WHO supports medical services in Afghan city hit by air strikes UNICEF welcomes cessation of hostilities in Sudan UN chief "shocked" by charges against former General Assembly president New policies need to shake off economic stagnation in developed countries Destruction of Syria monument condemned Fighting escalates in South Sudan state Extreme poverty rate set to fall below 10% by end of 2015 Empower and value teachers to reach new global goals Germany commended for trial of Rwandan rebel leaders "Genuine democracy" must be supported in Burkina Faso Sudan bemoans sanctions and boycotts 500 children killed in Yemen in last six months People of Greece have demonstrated "solidarity' with migrants Foreign Minister says Russia and west "eye-to-eye" on fighting terrorism in Syria Prime Minister proposes "Marshall Plan" for Somalia Myanmar discrimination is “institutional” Elections "should" take place by year's end, says Haitian president Palestine no longer bound by Oslo peace deal with Israel CAR risks return to civil war, rights expert warns Reconciliation "imperative" to Sri Lanka's future Number of over-60s set to double, says WHO Move to prevent Security Council right to veto in mass atrocities
Today's Features

Political obstacles mount in DRC ahead of 2016 elections

Martin Kobler briefs the Security Council on the situation concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo. UN Photo/Kim Haughton

The opportunity to hold free and fair elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is disappearing according to…

7 Oct 2015 / Listen /

"Nelson Mandela Rules" on prisoner treatment presented

Ivan Simonovic, Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights. UN File Photo/Jean-Marc Ferre

New rules to help improve the treatment of prisoners around the world, were formally presented at United Nations headquarters…

7 Oct 2015 / Listen /

Public asked to solve UN Charter mystery

Susan Kurtas, Librarian at the UN's Dag Hammarskjöld Library. Photo: UN Radio/Veronica Reeves

People across the world are being asked to help solve a mystery which has been troubling UN officials. The…

7 Oct 2015 / Listen /

Cuba tourism expected to grow with thawing of US relations

Havana, Cuba. Photo: UN Radio/Daniel Dickinson

  Cuba has been out of bounds for American tourists for more than 50 years due to the US…

7 Oct 2015 / Listen /

African countries using nuclear power for energy

Nuclear Plant. File Photo: IAEA

African countries are increasingly turning towards nuclear power to meet their growing energy needs and pull them out of…

7 Oct 2015 / Listen /
"Triple-win" strategy will help end hunger by 2030 Mali peace process "back on track" Countries struggling to stop flow of foreign terrorist fighters Adolescent health care targeted by UN IMF lowers global growth forecasts again for 2015 Putting Afghan women at the centre of farming development Inquiry into fatal Afghan hospital strikes must be "impartial” Work must begin immediately on new development agenda Refugee crisis a "shame", but not a "surprise" First draft of new climate change deal presented to governments Fishing kits and seeds part of aid relief in South Sudan Burundi denies the country's taking a step backwards on human rights The political will exists for lasting peace, says South Sudan vice-president. Libyans urged to forge their own peace now
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Programmes from UN Headquarters



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 the Declaration. Duration: 00:12:53     SHARE WITH…

15 Apr 2015 / Listen /

Could Be


Actor Martin Gable is part of this anticipation drama about “what could be” if the countries put as much determination in coming…

15 Apr 2015 / Listen /
Peace on Earth

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