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We cannot be a world of "us and them" warns UN chief

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited Tel Aviv University, where he received the George S. Wise Medal, spoke to students and faculty and met with private sector representatives and the University's research centres focusing on innovation and sustainable development. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

We cannot become a world that is divided into "us and them," according to the UN Secretary-General, speaking in Israel on Monday. The UN chief was receiving an award at Tel Aviv University…

27 Jun 2016 / Listen /

Libya hospital strikes "more common and serious"


Attacks on health facilities in Libya are happening more often with ever more serious consequences for the country's people, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned Monday. According to WHO's representative in Libya, Dr…

27 Jun 2016 / Listen /

Parties to Yemen peace talks have “moral responsibility” to end conflict : Ban

Secretary-General meeting with Parties to the Yemen Peace Talks.

Parties to the Yemen peace talks have a "moral and political" responsibility to end the conflict, the UN Secretary-General urged on Sunday. Speaking in Kuwait where the negotiations were being hosted, Ban Ki-moon…

26 Jun 2016 / Listen /
Today's Features

Brexit shows need for politicians to stamp out racism says expert


Politicians have a responsibility in the wake of the UK's decision to leave the European Union not to play…

28 Jun 2016 / Listen /

Sahel suffers poverty, climate change and violent extremism: UN

Toby Lanzer. UN Photo/Loey Felipe

The Sahel region of Africa suffers "terrible" poverty compounded by climate change and further "ravaged" by violent extremism. That's…

28 Jun 2016 / Listen /

Syria "epicentre" of global displacement crisis


Syria has become the global "epicentre" for the displacement of people according to a UN independent expert who focuses…

28 Jun 2016 / Listen /

Conflicts and “disillusionment” hampering the UN, says distinguished former official


A growing number of conflicts, a lack of will by Member States to act together and political disillusionment are…

28 Jun 2016 / Listen /

"Alarming" drought in Zimbabwe threatens 4 million people


A drought in Zimbabwe is threatening the well-being of around four million people according to the UN Resident Coordinator…

28 Jun 2016 / Listen /

More than 800 journalists killed in past decade, UN panel hears


Information, and the pursuit of it, is becoming more and more dangerous with over 800 journalists killed in the…

28 Jun 2016 / Listen /
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