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Head of UNAMID calls for restraint in Darfur

Kalma camp. UN Photo/Albert Gonzalez Farran

The head of the joint African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), Mohammed Ibn Chambas, has called for restraint in the largest camp for internally displaced persons in the region. According to reports,…

15 Sep 2014 / Listen /

Renewed fighting in Libya causes suffering to civilians: UN envoy

Bernardino Leon. UN Photo/Evan Schneider

Renewed military confrontations in Libya threaten to impose an increasingly heavier toll on the civilian population in the country. The warning has come from the new head of the UN Support Mission in…

15 Sep 2014 / Listen /
Treaty on Rights of Persons with Disability is ratified by 150 countries UN chief calls for cooperation to stop financing foreign fighters in Iraq and Syria UN takes over African-led mission in Central African Republic Member states have tools to craft post-2015 development agenda: GA President 43,000 cases of missing persons remain unsolved Security Council condemns killing of British aid worker by ISIL Young people called to lead major push for inclusive democracy Cuban doctors for Ebola response in West Africa welcomed by WHO An emergency food operation is launched by WFP in Ukraine Colombian women's rights network receives world's top refugee award
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Most neonatal deaths can be prevented: UNICEF

Children in the Asia-Pacific region now have a much better chance of surviving the first year of life. UN Photo/Kibae Park

Despite dramatic progress on child survival, one million babies die the day they are born from mostly preventable causes,…

16 Sep 2014 / Listen /

"Bold initiatives" ahead of UN climate change summit

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A number of, what have been described as, "bold initiatives" have been made ahead of a major summit on…

16 Sep 2014 / Listen /

UN Humanitarian Chief "struck" by brutality in Iraq

Valerie Amos. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

The violence and brutality towards women and girls in Iraq has been described as striking by the UN Humanitarian…

15 Sep 2014 / Listen /

Conflict in Darfur reduces but more people flee homes

An aerial view of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) Khor Abeche camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in South Darfur, Sudan.UN Photo/Albert González Farran

The intensity of the ongoing conflict in Darfur in Sudan has reduced in recent months, but the number of…

15 Sep 2014 / Listen /
Benefits expected as UN takes over African-led mission in Central African Republic Respect and understanding needed to be Speaker in India South Sudan’s women welcome ratification of CEDAW Women parliamentary leaders address gender issues Cuba offers 165 health professionals for Ebola response in West Africa UNHCR: Syrian refugee numbers top three million UN food agency starts distribution in Ukraine The Rise of Shadow Banking in China Food prices dropped by 3.6 per cent in August: FAO A new camp provides shelter for displaced people in northern Iraq Children pay a heavy price across South Asia: UNICEF Billions of dollars are lost in avoided taxes, says a UN agency Ebola outbreak is a "tragedy" for Liberia: UN top envoy
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The Yeti

Toni Hagen the Swiss geologist, Aila the sherpa and Fritz the dachshund traverse the Himalayas over and over enough to have climbed Mount Everest fifty times, as part of the…

15 Sep 2014 / Listen /

Three Buildings by a River

A UN Trusteeship Council mission visits New Guinea, 1956. UN PHOTO.

American writer, broadcaster and traveler Lowell Thomas narrates this drama on UN’s Headquarters, “both a workshop and a symbol”. Language: English Genre:…

15 Sep 2014 / Listen /
Rock Hudson: The Open Door