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Funding urged to counter “biggest threat” to Syrian children

A boy drinks the remaining water in his jerrycan while waiting with other children in a queue for safe water in the town of Douma in the East Ghouta area of Rural Damascus, Syria. Photo: UNICEF/Bassam Khabieh

The ongoing crisis in Syria is currently the biggest threat that children are facing anywhere in the world, according to the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF). Two UN-backed plans to assist those struggling in…

18 Dec 2014 / Listen /

"Significant progress" made in Afghanistan

Nicholas Haysom , UN Secretary-General's Special Representative for AfghanistanPhoto: Fardin Waezi / UNAMA

Significant progress has been made in Afghanistan since the country embarked on a peaceful political transition according to the Special Representative of the Secretary-General in the country. Last September, the two candidates to…

18 Dec 2014 / Listen /
Grassroots movement "to stop the bloodshed" in Libya Normalization of US-Cuba relations "heartily" welcomed by UN Chief World Bank urged to recognize human rights in its policies Donors asked by UN chief to "dig deep" for emergency funds More “global action” needed in 2015, says UN Chief US$450 million target set for humanitarian operations in 2015 Resolution adopted to renew humanitarian access into Syria Attack on children in Pakistan "act of horror", says UN chief Legal identity of women supported by new Clinton-Bloomberg UN partnership UN-AU partnership to adapt in "evolving peace and security landscape" China's patent boom continues as Asian giant outstrips rest of world Former Congolese army officer sentenced to life Security of Lebanon is "priority for the world" New oil project in Peru threatens to harm indigenous peoples
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No better way forward for Afghanistan than unity government

Nicholas Haysom, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), addresses the Security Council meeting on the situation in that country and its implications for international peace and security.
Credit: UN Photo/Mark Garten

There is no better way forward for Afghanistan than a national unity government, according to the head of the…

18 Dec 2014 / Listen /

Young working migrants resented in industrialized countries

Young migrants. Photo: IOM

Migrants provide the much needed labour and skills for the economies of industrialized countries, yet they are resented by…

18 Dec 2014 / Listen /

Action needed to save migrants from exploitative smugglers

A boat carrying asylum seekers and migrants in the Mediterranean Sea. Photo: UNHCR/L.Boldrini

A record 5,000 migrants lost their lives in 2014 as they attempted to reach other countries according to the…

18 Dec 2014 / Listen /

Accord hailed as "ground-breaking first step" in US-Cuba relations

Prison.  UN Photo/Martine Perret

An accord reached between the US and Cuba has been hailed as a "ground-breaking first step" in normalizing relations…

18 Dec 2014 / Listen /
Pledges are made to UN emergency relief fund One million people could face food insecurity due to Ebola Women held for spouses' crimes in South Sudan Afghanistan needs "unity of purpose and common vision" Pakistan receives UN support following "most barbaric attack" Guinea faces "daunting" challenges in fighting Ebola Investment in agriculture needed to feed 9 billion people by 2050 Broadband is "highway" to inclusivity South Africa’s “economic challenges” after 20 years of democracy New diagnostic tests for Ebola expected in coming months South Sudanese mark one year anniversary of conflict Rap music tunes knowledge of economic theory "Difficult talks" in Lima to reach climate change agreement New life for Syrian refugees in Germany Volcano in Cape Verde having "huge" effect on economy Need for attention to issues in Sahel "greater than ever" TEDx talk at UN highlights education project in Uganda Ebola summit relives dramatic impact of outbreak Reports of UN creating protectorate in South Sudan "baseless" "Give women opportunity to lead" in Somalia
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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…

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