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World Bank urged to recognize human rights in its policies

Philip Alston, United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, UN Photo/Devra Berkowitz

The importance of human rights should be recognized by the World Bank in its new environmental and social policies, according to the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights. Philip Alston…

17 Dec 2014 / Listen /

Donors asked by UN chief to "dig deep" for emergency funds

UNOCHA - Albert Gonzalez-Farran

Donors are being urged to "dig deep" and to contribute generously to the UN's Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF). The UN Secretary-General was on Wednesday speaking to representatives from UN Member States, foundations…

17 Dec 2014 / Listen /
More “global action” needed in 2015, says UN Chief US$450 million target set for humanitarian operations in 2015 Resolution adopted to renew humanitarian access into Syria Attack on children in Pakistan "act of horror", says UN chief Legal identity of women supported by new Clinton-Bloomberg UN partnership UN-AU partnership to adapt in "evolving peace and security landscape" China's patent boom continues as Asian giant outstrips rest of world Former Congolese army officer sentenced to life Security of Lebanon is "priority for the world" New oil project in Peru threatens to harm indigenous peoples Hope for solution to Arab-Israeli conflict must be restored "before too late" Ukraine report says people are "at mercy" of armed groups Education as tool for enduring culture of peace: CARICOM
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Young working migrants resented in industrialized countries

Young migrants. Photo: IOM

Migrants provide the much needed labour and skills for the economies of industrialized countries, yet they are resented by…

18 Dec 2014 / Listen /

Action needed to save migrants from exploitative smugglers

A boat carrying asylum seekers and migrants in the Mediterranean Sea. Photo: UNHCR/L.Boldrini

A record 5,000 migrants lost their lives in 2014 as they attempted to reach other countries according to the…

18 Dec 2014 / Listen /

Pledges are made to UN emergency relief fund

Dahuk, Iraq  © OCHA/Iason Athanasiadis

The crises in Syria, Iraq, South Sudan and the Central African Republic dominated humanitarian relief efforts this year, a…

17 Dec 2014 / Listen /

One million people could face food insecurity due to Ebola

A grandfather walking through a rice field followed by his grandchildren. ©FAO/Antonello Proto

The deadly Ebola disease outbreak in West Africa could leave up to one million people without enough food in…

17 Dec 2014 / Listen /

Women held for spouses' crimes in South Sudan

Prisoners chained feet behind fence in Nyang Prison, South Sudan.  (UNifeed video capture)

Women are being jailed in South Sudan while their husbands are being tracked down for alleged crimes, according to…

17 Dec 2014 / Listen /
Afghanistan needs "unity of purpose and common vision" Pakistan receives UN support following "most barbaric attack" Guinea faces "daunting" challenges in fighting Ebola Investment in agriculture needed to feed 9 billion people by 2050 Broadband is "highway" to inclusivity South Africa’s “economic challenges” after 20 years of democracy New diagnostic tests for Ebola expected in coming months South Sudanese mark one year anniversary of conflict Rap music tunes knowledge of economic theory "Difficult talks" in Lima to reach climate change agreement New life for Syrian refugees in Germany Volcano in Cape Verde having "huge" effect on economy Need for attention to issues in Sahel "greater than ever"
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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 in support of a spiritual idea. Language: English…

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