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"Dimension" main challenge for UN peacekeepers in DR Congo

MONUSCO Force Commander, Gen. Carlos Alberto dos Santo Cruz. UN File Photo/Sylvain Liechti

The huge size of the Democratic Republic of the Congo is the main challenge facing UN peacekeepers, according to…

3 Jul 2015 / Listen /

Global plan approved to drive down road noise

UN Office at Geneva. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

  Noise from road traffic can be annoying – and deafening – UN health experts say. But while accelerating…

3 Jul 2015 / Listen /

Heatwave is “unusual”, say weather experts


  As much of Europe continues to swelter amid record temperatures, UN weather experts insisted on Friday that there's…

3 Jul 2015 / Listen /

Poverty rates in Tanzania still high despite economic growth

Women plucking tea leaves on a tea plantation in Tanzania. UN Photo/B Wolff

Poverty rates in Tanzania have not come down enough despite strong economic growth in the east African country; that's…

3 Jul 2015 / Listen /

Syrian refugee children as young as six forced into work

The children's agency says this nine-year old boy works in construction 12 hours a day. Photo: UNICEF/MENA

The Syrian conflict has forced an increasing number of children into work, with some as young as six helping…

2 Jul 2015 / Listen /
West Africa poised to experience "huge" agricultural growth “Horrific” Boko Haram crimes in Nigeria Srebrenica genocide: Remember the victims, recommit to peace Food prices expected to decline over next decade Heatwave warning system launched to tackle health threat "Savage” atrocities committed on civilians in South Sudan Mounting health risks facing children in Yemen Living history: staff member of UN anti-Apartheid radio unit retires Actor and environmentalist Robert Redford praises youth activism on climate change
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Declaration of Human Rights by Eleanor Roosevelt

In this historic audio, listen to Eleanor Roosevelt – diplomat, activist and former First Lady of the United States – read from the Declaration. Duration: 00:12:53     SHARE WITH…

15 Apr 2015 / Listen /

Could Be


Actor Martin Gable is part of this anticipation drama about “what could be” if the countries put as much determination in coming…

15 Apr 2015 / Listen /
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