Today's News

Attacks on health staff and centres "are not an accident"


Medical workers around the world faced close to 600 attacks which caused more than 900 deaths in 2014 and 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Thursday. The findings are revealed in the…

26 May 2016 / Listen /

News in Brief 26 May 2016 (AM)


Asian countries urged to ratify climate change treaty Asia is critical to the fight against climate change and also a source of solutions to address it, the UN Secretary-General said on Thursday. Ban…

26 May 2016 / Listen /

Lifting of Liberia sanctions "a testament to what can be achieved"


The complete lifting of UN Security Council sanctions against Liberia is "a testament to what can be achieved" when they work properly. That's the view of the United States Ambassador for Special Political…

25 May 2016 / Listen /
Celebrities campaign to bring animals back from "brink of extinction" Public executions in Gaza "imminent" World Humanitarian Summit: Turn commitment into action Report highlights global phenomenon of wildlife poaching
Today's Features

Court-martial "where the acts have occurred" urges peacekeeping chief

USG Ladsous in his visit to Boeing, Central African Republic. UN Photo/Nektarios Markogiannis

Countries whose peacekeepers have sexually abused people under their protection, should allow their troops to be court-martialled where the…

26 May 2016 / Listen /

"Rights and dignity" of Palestinians only possible via "political solution"


The "rights and dignity" of Palestinians will only be realized when the world "wakes up" to the need for…

26 May 2016 / Listen /

Behind the scenes: a UN conference gets into gear

UN technical team. Photo: Stephanie Coutrix

If there's one thing the United Nations definitely excels at, it's collaborating on the organization of major international conferences.…

26 May 2016 / Listen /

Challenges of decommissioning nuclear plants under spotlight


The challenges of decommissioning nuclear power plants and rehabilitating  contaminated sites has come under the spotlight at a UN…

26 May 2016 / Listen /

Haiti "more secure" as a result of UN peacekeepers


Peacekeepers working for the UN mission in Haiti have done what's been described as a "beautiful job" making the…

26 May 2016 / Listen /

Rwandan major "happy" to promote peace in South Sudan


A Rwandan army major has said he is "happy" to be part of a mission which is working hard…

26 May 2016 / Listen /
Satellite information helps to fight hunger in Zimbabwe Boosting least developed countries could "really lift the world up" Israel, Palestine cannot live "back to back" Nigerian nurse describes sheltering 50 people fleeing Boko Haram "Not end point, but turning point" for international aid system
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People in Houses

Princess Grace of Monaco stars in this drama about the life of refugees in Europe.   Duration: 28’46″…

24 Dec 2015 / Listen /

Life Begins at Ten


American actors Doris Day and Gregory Peck join Eleanor Roosevelt to raise awareness on the life of refugees in Europe. Duration: 14’21″…

24 Dec 2015 / Listen /
Declaration of Human Rights by Eleanor Roosevelt

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