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Afghan casualty figures mask "horrendous" reality, says mission head

UNAMA head Nicholas Haysom said politicians' public commitments to peace to need to be heeded by those responsible for the violence. Photo: UNAMA

  Nearly 5,000 Afghan civilians have been killed or injured as a result of ongoing violence in the country…

5 Aug 2015 / Listen /

Call for restraint in Burundi where "sense of fear" rules

Burundians have fled the country amid pre-election violence and the UN human rights office says people fear there's more to come. Photo: UNHCR FIle Photo/Kate Holt

Attacks on a journalist and a well-known human rights defender in Burundi prompted the UN human rights office (OHCHR)…

4 Aug 2015 / Listen /

UN in South Sudan denies shutting out fleeing populations

UN is protecting almost 170,000 people in the war-torn country in South Sudan. File Photo: UNMISS/UN Military

Accusations that the UN Mission in South Sudan, UNMISS, refused protection to civilians fleeing fighting in the country have…

4 Aug 2015 / Listen /

Iraqi women "looking forward" despite terrorism

Conference 'Empowering Women to Address the Impact of Terrorism', Erbil, Iraq. Photo: UNAMI PIO.

Terrorism and violent extremism in Iraq have increased the vulnerability of women and girls living there, according to a…

4 Aug 2015 / Listen /

Millions lack healthcare in Iraq amid funding crisis

Vital UN aid operations have had to be cut owing to a lack of funding. Photo: OCHA/file.

Funding shortages have forced the UN health agency to suspend more than 180 frontline health operations in Iraq, it…

4 Aug 2015 / Listen /
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Declaration of Human Rights by Eleanor Roosevelt

In this historic audio, listen to Eleanor Roosevelt – diplomat, activist and former First Lady of the United States – read from the Declaration. Duration: 00:12:53     SHARE WITH…

15 Apr 2015 / Listen /

Could Be


Actor Martin Gable is part of this anticipation drama about “what could be” if the countries put as much determination in coming…

15 Apr 2015 / Listen /
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