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All flights to Bentiu in South Sudan grounded following helicopter crash

Dust rises as a helicopter takes off.  UN Photo/Tim McKulka

The UN Mission in South Sudan and the UN humanitarian service (UNHAS) have grounded all flights to the town of Bentiu, in Unity State of South Sudan. This follows the crash of a…

28 Aug 2014 / Listen /

UN chief "alarmed" by reports of fighting in eastern Ukraine

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.  UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

The UN Secretary-General has expressed alarm over reports that fighting in eastern Ukraine has spread southward. Ban Ki-moon's spokesperson issued a statement on Thursday amidst reports that rebels have seized the coastal town…

28 Aug 2014 / Listen /
UN peacekeepers detained as fighting continues in Golan Heights Security Council condemns downing of UN helicopter in South Sudan UN pledges support to completion of election audit in Afghanistan Over 4000 NGOs gather for annual meeting in New York Mass atrocities being committed daily in Syria UN health agency addresses climate change and health UN food agency delivers food to Gaza through Rafah crossing Conflict has displaced thousands in Libya, says UN envoy Record number of migrants die crossing the Mediterranean Sea South Sudan leaders urged to implement ceasefire agreement E-cigarettes use poses a threat to adolescents and pregnant mothers, says WHO
Today's Features

#GirlWithABook creators are helping to build a library in Pakistan

Malala Yousafzai (centre) with Olivia Curl (left) and Lena Shareef, creators of #GirlWithABook. UN Photo/Mark Garten

The two young American girls behind a widely successful social media campaign promoting education, #GirlWithABook, are helping to build…

28 Aug 2014 / Listen /

Women disproportionately affected by climate change

A Haitian woman and her child receive emergency rations during hurricane Ike in Gonaives.  UN Photo/Logan Abassi

Women are often more affected than men by climate change, especially if during a natural disaster. That's according to…

28 Aug 2014 / Listen /

UN Alliance of Civilization forum promoting "culture of peace"

Nassir Al-Nasser, the High Representative of the UNAOC.  (Photo © UNAOC/Aaron Fineman)

Defusing tensions between the Western and Islamic world remains a top priority for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations…

28 Aug 2014 / Listen /

Displaced people in South Sudan's Bentiu town live in "very dire" conditions

Floods devastate Southern Sudan.  (file photo.  UN Photo/Tim McKulka)

People displaced by the ongoing conflict in South Sudan and sheltering at a UN base in Bentiu town live…

28 Aug 2014 / Listen /
UN Libya resolution expands arms embargo, calls for "immediate ceasefire" Civil society leaders discuss post-2015 UN development agenda Diversified economy key to development of SIDS WFP food convoy crosses Rafah crossing into Gaza War crimes and crimes against humanity increase in Syria Samoa prepares to welcome international community Health claims for E-cigarettes disputed by UN health body Urgent need for aid in Ukraine as shelling continues in Lugansk Displaced Iraqis share transit camp with Syrian refugees Justice lacking for victims of sexual violence in Bangladesh, says activist Ebola outbreak"very serious" in Sierra Leone Relief operation in northern Iraq in full swing: UNHCR UN humanitarian chief holds "positive" discussions in Ukraine An information and communication technology project helps people in Vanuatu
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Rock Hudson: The Open Door

American actor Rock Hudson tells the story of a reformed mental health institution in Bethlehem and the work of World Health Organization. Language: English Genre: Drama 1959 Duration: 4’28″…

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Maurice Chevalier: Penicillin Featurette

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French actor and singer Maurice Chevalier tells the story of a young woman in a village in Haiti who is saved with…

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