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Israel affirms its right to self –defense against Hamas militants

Human Rights Council.UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

Israel says it will not renege on its determination to defend itself against rocket attacks fired by Hamas militants from Gaza. Israel's Ambassador in Geneva Eviatar Manor told the UN Human Rights Council…

23 Jul 2014 / Listen /

20th Commonwealth Games to raise funds for children in need

Children pass time playing in the streets of the village of Kandaga.UN Photo/Evan Schneider

The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) has joined forces with the UN Children's Fund UNICEF to raise money that will help change the lives of millions of children. UNICEF says all the funds collected…

23 Jul 2014 / Listen /
Egypt peace initiative "promising" but Hamas has yet to respond CAR refugees in desperate need of humanitarian assistance Ban: military action will not increase Israel's stability, security Global action needed to protect children against polio in Syria, Middle-East
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UN Emergency fund gives $75 million in relief aid to Sahel and Horn of Africa

Lisa Doughten. CERF@PHOTO

The UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has allocated $75 million to scale up aid in the neglected regions…

23 Jul 2014 / Listen /

Commission of Inquiry established for violations in the occupied Palestinian territory

UN Human Rights Council. UN Photo/Violaine Martin

The UN Human Rights Council has decided to urgently dispatch an international commission of inquiry to investigate all human…

23 Jul 2014 / Listen /

“Time to take action” on youth unemployment

Job seekers in Zimbabwe. ILO Photo/Maillard J.

The time for talking is over, action must now be taken to combat the increasing levels of youth unemployment…

23 Jul 2014 / Listen /

Gaza: Number of displaced in UN shelters exceeds 100,000

Palestinian families take shelter at an UNRWA school in Gaza City (13 July 2014). Photo: Shareef Sarhan/UNRWA

The number of people in Gaza seeking refuge in its sites has jumped to over 100 000, according to…

22 Jul 2014 / Listen /
Prevention can help solve the world's drug problem – INCB Young people in Uzbekistan take on social innovation challenge Women pay the highest price in times of conflict, CEDAW member says FAO warns of fruit bat risk in West African Ebola epidemic Fijian farmers enter lucrative organic papaya market through self-certification Having women preside over UN's most powerful body sends strong message: Lithuania Menstruation keeps young Indian girls out of school "Poppa Mandela" tribute song performed at the United Nations
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Nelson Mandela Addresses General Assembly

ANC leader Nelson Mandela addresses the General Assembly about his fight against the Apartheid regime in South Africa, four years before being elected President. Language: English Genre: Speech 1990 Duration:…

15 Jul 2014 / Listen /

A Symbol of Hope and Humanity

Nelson Mandela and Boutros Boutros Ghali. UNPHOTO

Secretary-General Boutros Boutros Ghali gives a special toast to Nelson Mandela, newly elected president of South Africa. Mandela follows with his own…

15 Jul 2014 / Listen /
Ceremony Naming Nelson and Winnie Mandela’s Corner in New York