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Europe needs to find a "humane solution" to the migrant crisis

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in Paris during joint press conference with France President Francois Hollande. UN Photo/ Eskinder Debebe

European countries need to find a humane solution to the migrant and refugee crisis, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Saturday. He made the remarks in Paris during a briefing to the press…

25 Jun 2016 / Listen /

"At sea for all": annual day celebrates maritime workers

A view from the Port of Doraleh, Djibouti. UN Photo/Evan Schneider

"At sea for all"; that's the "campaign theme" of this year's annual Day of the Seafarer. It's the sixth annual day, marked by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) on Saturday, 25 June. The…

25 Jun 2016 / Listen /

EU, UK remain important partners for UN after "Brexit"


The United Kingdom and the European Union remain "important partners" for the UN following the so-called "Brexit" vote, the Secretary-General said on Friday. The UK made the historic decision in a referendum to…

24 Jun 2016 / Listen /
Today's Features

Dadaab returnees will leave camps voluntarily, says UNHCR


In Kenya, moves are continuing to encourage about 320,000 Somali nationals to leave Dadaab, one of the biggest camp…

27 Jun 2016 / Listen /

Disaster risk reduction in Belize beneficial but expensive

Belize. Photo: UNDP

Reducing the economic impact caused by disasters is expensive but worthwhile, according to the minister for national emergencies in…

27 Jun 2016 / Listen /

Europe needs to build on "existing systems" to fight Zika Virus

A model of the Aedes mosquito, which spreads the Zika virus to humans. Aedes mosquitoes also spread dengue, chikungunya, and yellow fever. Photo: Kate Mayberry/IRIN

Europe needs to build on "existing systems" to fight Zika and prevent any possible outbreak. This was the conclusion…

27 Jun 2016 / Listen /

Women suffer greater impacts from drug dependency

Jean-Luc Lemahieu. Photo: UN

Women can suffer greater impacts from drug dependency than men according to the UN's annual report on global drug…

26 Jun 2016 / Listen /

New international project launches to help gather life-saving data

Children play outdoors at a school in Curaçao, the Netherlands. Photo: UNICEF/Roger LeMoyne

A new project to help gather life-saving data on health trends has been launched, involving 18 countries from around…

26 Jun 2016 / Listen /

Brazilian government needs "more pressure" to protect indigenous rights


More pressure needs to be put on Brazil's government to protect the rights of indigenous peoples. That's according to…

25 Jun 2016 / Listen /
Mediterranean Sea deaths set to pass 3,000 for third year running
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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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