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Energy situation in Gaza could deepen crisis, UN official warns

Street scene and market in Gaza City. Photo: World Bank/Arne Hoel

All parties in the Palestinian territory are being urged by the UN to come together to avoid another major humanitarian crisis in Gaza. Robert Piper, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for the occupied Palestinian…

20 May 2017 / Listen /

Algeria hailed by UN for holding "peaceful" parliamentary elections


Algeria has been hailed by the UN Secretary-General for conducting "peaceful" parliamentary elections on 4 May. António Guterres's spokesperson said that the UN chief "welcomed any further steps the Government and stakeholders can…

19 May 2017 / Listen /
European Union and UN in talks to launch "Gender Initiative" Number of Mosul displaced is "overwhelming": UN Spike in refugee and migrant children travelling alone "Massive investment" needed in international cooperation: UN chief Global health improving but challenges remain: WHO Kosovo and Serbia relations still "not at ease": UN special envoy Cholera in Yemen "another public health crisis in the making": UNICEF "Nearly all" 3,000 adolescent deaths each day "preventable": WHO
Today's Features

Astana talks "promising step" says UN special envoy for Syria


Talks in Khazakstan aimed at finding a peaceful solution to the Syrian conflict have been described as "promising" by…

22 May 2017 / Listen /

"Steady stream" of DRC refugees continue to cross into Angola


Refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) continue to cross into Dundo in Lunda Norte Province in…

22 May 2017 / Listen /

“Unprecedented” Yemen cholera outbreak must be halted, says WHO


A resurgent cholera outbreak in war-torn Yemen has spread with "unprecedented" speed and taken medical professionals by surprise, the…

19 May 2017 / Listen /

"Human rights violations in Yei may amount to war crimes": UN

Thousands of civilians have arrived into Aburoc, South Sudan, following the resumption of the government offensive and clashes along the West Bank of the Nile River. Photo: OCHA/Gemma Connell

Violations and abuses against civilians specifically in Yei, may amount to war crimes or crimes against humanity, a new…

19 May 2017 / Listen /

Experts race to quell Ebola outbreak in remote DRC province

 Representatives of the Ministry of Health in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), WHO and UNICEF arrive at Likati, the epicentre of the Ebola outbreak . Photo: WHO African Region

A race against the clock has begun to contain an outbreak of Ebola in a remote northern area of…

18 May 2017 / Listen /
Former refugee helps displaced women amplify their voices Innovators, UN discuss using tech to tackle world's challenges LGBTI workers get a boost from UN's Møller Rise of populism in the West, linked to loss of "influence": expert Teenage deaths are "shocking and preventable", says WHO Released "Chibok girls" have “uphill road to climb” to reintegrate Microsoft deal can help leverage our work, says UN human rights office
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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 /

Declaration of Human Rights by Eleanor Roosevelt


In this historic audio, listen to Eleanor Roosevelt – diplomat, activist and former First Lady of the United States – read from…

15 Apr 2015 / Listen /
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