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"Don't condemn LGBT people to silence" in Kyrgyzstan

Photo: UNAIDS

The Parliament of Kyrgyzstan has been urged by UN human rights experts to reject a bill that would condemn lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people to silence. The experts who report to…

26 Nov 2014 / Listen /

Freedom of movement of criminals in DRC to be prevented

Carlos Alberto dos Santos Cruz. UN Photo/Clara Padovan

The freedom of movement of individuals committing crimes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo will not be permitted, according to the force commander of the UN Mission in the country, MONUSCO. General…

26 Nov 2014 / Listen /
US President urged to back full release of report on CIA interrogation abuses Forum addressing atrocity crimes against minorities Half a million new cancers in 2012 due to obesity Violence against women and girls a "global pandemic": UN chief Battling plague in Madagascar “complicated”, says WHO Palestinian homes "must cease to be a target" Burundi rights defenders under pressure "Disproportionate number" of African Americans killed by police
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Peacekeepers to remain in South Sudan into 2015

UN MI 8 in Juba supports UNMISS mission in South Sudan.

The mandate of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has been extended until May 2015 amid what's…

27 Nov 2014 / Listen /

Papua New Guinea faces up to "resource curse"

PNG/UN Photo

Papua New Guinea is facing up to the challenge of a so-called "resource curse" as it focuses on boosting…

27 Nov 2014 / Listen /

South Sudan Women urged to speak out about gender-based violence

Women in South Sudan. UN Photo/Martine Perret

Women in South Sudan are being urged to speak out about violence they have experienced at the hands of…

27 Nov 2014 / Listen /

Developing countries engage in a "win-win" partnership

South-South Technology Transfer Facility for SIDS Launched in Samoa. UNOSSC@PHOTO

The promotion of development around the world is no longer based solely on developed countries helping developing ones, according…

26 Nov 2014 / Listen /
Young Haitian girls empowered through “men’s” jobs Rare St Francis of Assisi documents go on show at UN Campaign to end violence against women kicks off Seawater sampling for radiation continues in Fukushima Women deserve to live free of fear says Zimbabwean-American actress Kidnapping for ransom provides terrorists with funds "Hope" lost in South Sudan due to conflict Ethiopia has political will to push industrialization Nutrition habits in China changing, obesity on rise Unhealthy foods in Thailand creating new nutritional challenges Countries at Rome conference vow to fight malnutrition Humanitarian situation "dire" in South Sudan "Sky is the limit" for Africa says senior UN official "Close to impossible" to reach communities in terrorist-controlled areas in Iraq
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1996 Declaration of World Thanksgiving

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…

4 Nov 2014 / Listen /

The War on Flu

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The story of influenza and the fight against the virus led by the World Health Organization. Language: English Genre: Drama 1954 Duration:…

4 Nov 2014 / Listen /
JFK at the United Nations