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Early efforts to protect human rights can avert catastrophes

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

Human and political catastrophes can be averted if the UN addresses human rights violations without delaying, according to the UN Secretary-General. Ban Ki-moon on Monday shared this message at the opening of the…

2 Mar 2015 / Listen /
Ukraine investigator warns over Mariupol escalation Nuclear technology can help countries meet development needs Abducted South Sudan children going "from classroom to front line" "Brutal" killing of Russian opposition leader condemned Time to close gender equality gap
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Security Council to impose targeted sanctions for peace in South Sudan

Security Council Chamber. UN Photo/Devra Berkowitz

The Security Council on Tuesday decided to set up a system to impose sanctions on individuals who are regarded…

3 Mar 2015 / Listen /

"Balanced approach" urged in dealing with illicit drug problem

Heroin. Photo: UNODC (file)

The trafficking and abuse of drugs continue to be a serious problem around the world, according to a new…

3 Mar 2015 / Listen /

Korean peninsula a nuclear powder keg, warns DRPK envoy

A chemical weapons haul.  UN Photo/H Arvidsson

Democratic People's Republic of Korea Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong warned Tuesday that the state has the capacity to…

3 Mar 2015 / Listen /

Mobile technology used to inform Tanzanians about Ebola

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Mobile phones in Tanzania are being used to provide information about the deadly Ebola virus. This is done under…

3 Mar 2015 / Listen /
Over a thousand Iraqis killed from acts of violence, terrorism US, Russia move into diplomatic overdrive at UN Human Rights Council Situation in Golan Heights "challenging", says UN observer force chief Mixed report on global efforts to fight organized crime "Blue economy" to protect ocean and resources in East Africa
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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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