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Over a thousand Iraqis killed from acts of violence, terrorism

People fleeing intense fighting in Mosul, the third largest city in Iraq, crossing into the Erbil governerate. Photo: UNHCR/Inge Colijn

Over a thousand Iraqis have died from acts of violence and terrorism, and more than 2,000 were wounded in…

2 Mar 2015 / Listen /

Kerry and Lavrov in diplomatic overdrive as UN human rights council opens

Sergei Lavrov, Russia's Foreign Affairs Minister.  UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

Russia's Sergei Lavrov and the United States' John Kerry stepped up the diplomatic pace at the UN in Geneva…

2 Mar 2015 / Listen /

Mixed report on global efforts to fight organized crime

Yury Fedotov, Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). UN Photo/Devra Berkowitz

Preventing transnational organized crime is recognized as an important part of promoting sustainable development. Representatives of governments, civil society,…

2 Mar 2015 / Listen /

"Blue economy" to protect ocean and resources in East Africa

The concept of "blue economy" is driving discussions about how oceans and seas can be explored in a sustainable…

2 Mar 2015 / Listen /

"Open Up, Reach out" to reach zero discrimination

1 March is Zero Discrimination Day. Promotion Image, UNAIDS.

People around the world are uniting to celebrate diversity and reject discrimination in all its forms. Zero Discrimination Day…

1 Mar 2015 / Listen /
Landmines do not recognise peace, says UN agency at launch of $296 million appeal Women in South Sudan turning "challenges into opportunities" De-escalation of conflict in Ukraine reported
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Peace on Earth

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…

24 Dec 2014 / Listen /

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…

4 Nov 2014 / Listen /
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