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UN chief appeals for pause in armed conflict during Olympic Games


With the Olympic Games just one week away, the UN Secretary-General has expressed hope that the race to win medals will be matched with equal resolve to end fighting worldwide. Ban Ki-moon has…

29 Jul 2016 / Listen /

News in Brief 29 July 2016 (AM)


Regret over recent executions in Indonesia International drug control treaties do not support capital punishment. That statement comes from the head of the UN office working to counter the global drug problem, UNODC,…

29 Jul 2016 / Listen /
"Inclusive and accountable institutions" key to peacebuilding: UN chief Aleppo suffering “de facto” besiegement, warns UN Syria Envoy
Today's Features

A new film about refugees aims to add nuance to the news


What happens when a tourist and a refugee meet? That's the central question at the heart of a new…

31 Jul 2016 / Listen /

New rule to weigh containers seeks to reduce accidents at sea


  A new rule has come into force this month aimed at reducing the number of accidents at sea…

30 Jul 2016 / Listen /

Helping women to "cross over from victim to survivor"


Victims of human trafficking can be manipulated to believe that they love and need the person trafficking them, according…

30 Jul 2016 / Listen /

"Only one out of 100 people are rescued" from human trafficking

Blue Heart Campaign. Image: UNODC

Only one out of 100 people are rescued from human trafficking according to a senior UN official working on…

29 Jul 2016 / Listen /

Latest drought will "hugely increase" hunger across Southern Africa

Widespread crop failure has exarcerbated chronic malnutrition in the Southern Africa region. Photo: FAO/Desmond Kwande

Southern Africa's latest drought will "hugely increase" the amount of food-insecurity suffered by millions across the region. That's the…

29 Jul 2016 / Listen /

Forecast points to La Niña weather change


Global weather patterns could be about to change if the La Niña phenomenon re-emerges, UN experts said Thursday. La Niña,…

28 Jul 2016 / Listen /
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