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Ban hails Costa Rica for its commitment to peace and security

Secretary-General  (right) speaks to journalists during his joint press conference with Minister for Foreign Affairs of Costa Rica. UN Photo/Mark Garten

Costa Rica has played an important global role in promoting disarmament and in the adoption of a landmark Arms Trade Treaty. The Secretary-General made the remarks to the press in San José on…

30 Jul 2014 / Listen /

Gaza: UN strongly condemns bombing of shelter, calls it "unjustifiable"

Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson.  UN Photo/Devra Berkowitz

The bombing of a UN shelter in Gaza has been met with "shock and dismay", the Deputy-Secretary General told reporters on Wednesday. Sixteen civilians were killed in Tuesday night's attack, including several children.…

30 Jul 2014 / Listen /
Kenyans have right to safe water and sanitation, says UN expert Nicaragua wind power can curb tons of emissions each year: Ban First World Day against Trafficking in Persons observed UN humanitarian chief appalled by attacks on UN and other school in Gaza
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Death toll from W. Africa Ebola outbreak may be higher, WHO says

Photo: WHO/T. Jasarevic

The death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa may be higher than reported, the World Health Organization…

31 Jul 2014 / Listen /

"Dignified shelters" for Syrian refugees in Iraq

The IKEA Foundation is funding the development of durable and easy-to-assemble shelters for refugees. (video capture)

Syrian refugees at a camp in northern Iraq are enjoying what have been described as "dignified shelters." The white,…

31 Jul 2014 / Listen /

"Rapid and terrifying" deterioration of humanitarian situation in Gaza

UN Photo/Shareef Sarhan

The humanitarian situation in Gaza is deteriorating at a "rapid and terrifying" pace, according to Jens Laerke, Spokesperson for…

30 Jul 2014 / Listen /

UNICEF: women most affected Ebola outbreak in W. Africa

A nurse comforts a patient who has been diagnosed to have the Ebola virus. Photo: WHO/Chris Black

Women are the most affected by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, according to Laurent Duvillier, Regional Communication Specialist…

30 Jul 2014 / Listen /
Child exploitation in tourism "can't be tolerated" Call for governments to better protect the rights of older people Humanitarian drones promoted by UNICEF Midwife makes life better for Syrian refugee women through her work Access to some areas in the Gaza strip still restricted, says OCHA Growing numbers of CAR refugee children severely malnourished Global discrepancies in levels of well-being persist Climate change forces Viet Nam farmers to give up growing rice
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Ralph Bunche

Ralph Bunche

Celeste Holm interviews Ralph Bunche, Nobel laureate and Under Secretary for Special Political Affairs. He speaks with humour and humility about earlier career and educational experiences, race and how he…

25 Jul 2014 / Listen /

One Man’s Involvement

Sean MacBride

A portrait of Sean MacBride, United Nations High Commissioner for Namibia, cofounder of Amnesty International, and recipient of 1974 Nobel Peace Prize.…

25 Jul 2014 / Listen /
Nelson Mandela Addresses General Assembly