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Top UN official calls for “hydro-diplomacy”

Children collecting water in Kallayanpur slum, one of the urban slums in Dhaka, Bangladesh. UN Photo/Kibae Park

Shared water resources have historically brought countries closer together and the international community must continue on that path, says the Deputy Secretary-General. On Monday, a meeting at UN Headquarters in New York was…

30 Mar 2015 / Listen /
Funds urgently needed for food security in Syria and neighbouring countries Concerns about ongoing fighting in Idlib and its impact on civilians UN chief congratulates Nigeria on "largely peaceful" elections Stability in Arab world to "remain a mirage" without good governance Earth Hour set to be “record-breaking” celebration Kidnapping of Congolese refugees condemned by UN Refugee Agency Actions to protect people with albinism in Malawi welcomed by UN Libyan peace talks go "well beyond what we have expected"
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"Savagery" of Syria crisis continues as donors meet

A Syrian refugee family in southern Turkey, where more than 20,000 people have fled to so far in early 2014 to escape fighting. UNHCR Photo

International donors are being urged at a meeting in Kuwait to contribute funds to support humanitarian work to deal…

31 Mar 2015 / Listen /

Refugee "push-back" deaths prompt Bulgaria probe call

Ethnic Yezidis have had to flee persecution in Iraq. Photo: UNHCR/N.Colt

The deaths of two Iraqi men who were refused entry to Bulgaria and then assaulted has prompted calls for…

31 Mar 2015 / Listen /

Model UN helps South African student understand global issues

Victor Asiweis (left) interviewed by Derrick Mbatha. UN PHOTO

A South African high school student says that participating in Model UN activities has helped him to better understand…

31 Mar 2015 / Listen /

Nigerian Boko Haram terrorists under spotlight in Security Council

A wide view of the Security Council Chamber. UN Photo/Loey Felipe

Boko Haram terrorists continue their violent attacks and human rights abuses against civilians in north-east Nigeria and neighbouring countries,…

30 Mar 2015 / Listen /
"Water for Life Voices" exhibit opens at UN Forty believed dead in Yemen camp attack, says IOM "Middle-skilled" jobs declining due to computers Clean-up in Vanuatu continues following Cyclone Pam Millions of people's lives "at stake" in the Middle East More than 100 Chiefs of Defence gather at UN for first time Universities in Europe urged to promote more women
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Actor Charles Boyer discusses the cruelties of war, highlighting the urgency for peace in troubled areas such as Korea, India, Iraq, Germany and Syria, and giving a voice to soldiers…

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1996 Declaration of World Thanksgiving

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The United Nations celebrates the 1996 Declaration of World Thanksgiving, marking the first time every country in the General Assembly unanimously voted…

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