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"Pivotal moment" for Democratic Republic of the Congo: Human Rights chief

Zeid Ra'ad Al-Hussein. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is at a "pivotal moment" when it could "stumble into increasing repression". That's the warning from UN Human Rights chief, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, speaking to…

21 Jul 2016 / Listen /

"Fairness and confidentiality" will define deliberations over new UN chief

Koro Bessho. UN Photo/Manuel Elias

"Fairness and confidentiality" will define Security Council proceedings to select the next candidate to lead the United Nations. That's according to the President of the Council, speaking in advance of the first straw…

21 Jul 2016 / Listen /

Call to beat hepatitis, the "dormant" killer

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Around 400 million people are infected with hepatitis but only one in 20 know they have the disease, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday. In a call for action from countries ahead…

20 Jul 2016 / Listen /
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Terror threat remains "persistent and credible" UN counter-terror expert says

Jean-Paul Laborde. UN Photo/Amanda Voisard

The threat of terrorism remains "persistent and credible", the head of the UN Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate (CTED) has said.…

22 Jul 2016 / Listen /

Urgent funding needed for proposed humanitarian operation in Mosul, Iraq

UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq, Lise Grande (right), in conversation with refugees coming our of Iraq. Photo: OCHA

As the Iraqi army moves to retake the city of Mosul from the terrorist group ISIL, or Daesh, aid…

22 Jul 2016 / Listen /

Modern technology hailed as the smart way to make cities better for people


A bid to improve the lives of billions of people in cities by using Information Communication Technology (ICT) to…

22 Jul 2016 / Listen /

South Africa income inequality and unemployment "highest in world"

nformal traders at the Wynberg Taxi rank in Cape Town, South Africa. Photo: World Bank/John Hogg

Income inequality and unemployment in South Africa remains the highest in the world, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has…

22 Jul 2016 / Listen /

Syria's warring parties “risk creating humanitarian catastrophe”


Warring parties in Syria risk causing what's being described as a "catastrophe" for civilians who "are on the brink…

21 Jul 2016 / Listen /

Concerns over "huge growth" in private military contractors

Gabor Rona, member of the United Nations expert group on the use of mercenaries, addresses a press conference. UN File Photo/Mark Garten

Countries are increasingly turning over their military operations to private military and security firms, which has raised the concern…

21 Jul 2016 / Listen /
Impact of Syria war on children "monstrous and brutal"
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