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Time to implement SDGs: UN chief

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (second left) .UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

The time has come to implement development goals that will eradicate extreme poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all people. That was the message UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon delivered to the…

2 May 2016 / Listen /
Commitment to action goal of first World Humanitarian Summit Solidarity emphasized during Nepal mission People with albinism face "extinction" in Malawi Chemical weapons re-emerge as "tool of war" International Jazz Day celebrates music's "universal message of peace" Significant cease-fire violations recorded in Ukraine Lifeline to millions of Syrians is at stake, says aid coordinator Burundi killings “are evidence of spiralling violence”
Today's Features

Fears over Eastern Aleppo becoming new besieged zone


Continued fighting in Aleppo has created new no-go areas and risks turning part of the Syrian city into a…

4 May 2016 / Listen /

Foreign terrorist fighters returning home constitute a "real risk"

Security Council meeting. UN Photo/Evan Schneider

Foreign terrorist fighters returning home from Syria and Iraq radicalized and "battle-hardened" pose a "real risk" to the entire…

4 May 2016 / Listen /

Nuclear technique helps health professionals rapidly detect Zika

Mosquito prevention and control in Salto, Uruguay. Photo: PAHO

Medical professionals from Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa have been trained in a nuclear-derived technique that can quickly…

4 May 2016 / Listen /

Hunting an indicted war criminal in the former Yugoslavia: The Lid is On podcast

Slavko Dokmanovic (left, in white shirt) is read his rights by Vladimir Dzuro (right, in white shirt). File Photo (1997): Col. David Jones, US Army

Two United Nations policemen have been talking about the "horror stories" they heard from the families of victims of…

3 May 2016 / Listen /

"Direct attacks" against medical staff and patients "must end"

A nurse taking care of an infant child in an incubator at the Al-Sabeen Hospital in Sana'a. Hospitals and clinics in Yemen have been paralyzed by the war: they have either been attacked, run out of medical supplies and fuel or the medical staff have been forced to flee. Photo: UNICEF/Mohamed Yasin

The "systematic destruction" of medical facilities, staff and patients during conflict is a violation of international law that "must…

3 May 2016 / Listen /
Journalist jailed in Azerbaijan wins press freedom prize Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa slows "markedly"
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People in Houses

Princess Grace of Monaco stars in this drama about the life of refugees in Europe.   Duration: 28’46″…

24 Dec 2015 / Listen /

Life Begins at Ten


American actors Doris Day and Gregory Peck join Eleanor Roosevelt to raise awareness on the life of refugees in Europe. Duration: 14’21″…

24 Dec 2015 / Listen /
Declaration of Human Rights by Eleanor Roosevelt

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