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People of South Sudan deserve "functioning, stable" state: new UN envoy

Displaced civilians in South Sudan. UN Photo/Eric Kanalstein

The South Sudanese people deserve a "functioning and stable" state that looks after them and provides for their peace, the new UN envoy for the country has urged. The Special Representative of the…

20 Jan 2017 / Listen /

Increasing inequality creating “huge frustration” worldwide: UN chief

UN Secretary-General António Guterres in Davos. Image from UN Spokesperson's Twitter account.

Inequality has increased around the world, creating “huge frustration” and discord between public opinion, political establishments and international organizations like the UN, the Secretary-General has warned. António Guterres made the remarks during his…

19 Jan 2017 / Listen /
"The will of the Gambian people must be respected", Security Council urges Global plan launched for better data to improve lives UN political chief urges continued support for Iran nuclear deal Anti-Muslim hatred and other forms of bigotry on rise, warns UN chief "Heightened emotions" after UN vote on Israeli settlements Syria warring parties continue to use "aid as weapon of war": UN
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Refugee scholarships restoring "educational hope" in South Sudan

A recently arrived South Sudanese refugee loads his belongings into a UNHCR truck at the South Sudan border with Uganda. Photo: UNHCR/Will Swanson (file photo)

A scholarship programme administered by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) is restoring hope among young people displaced by the…

23 Jan 2017 / Listen /

"Absolutely nothing" justifies Syria sieges: UNICEF

Supplies for Deir Ezzor, Syria, are dropped from a height of 5,000 metres. Photo: WFP/Photolibrary

"Absolutely nothing" justifies the continuing use of siege tactics by the warring parties in Syria, the UN Children's Fund…

23 Jan 2017 / Listen /

Persecution of Baha'i faith in Iran is a deep-seated issue


The persecution of Baha'is in Iran is a "very deep-seated" issue according to Ahmed Shaheed, the UN's special rapporteur…

22 Jan 2017 / Listen /

Gender equality will move societies forward: UNFPA chief

Adolescent girls in Udaipur, India: Photo: UNFPA India/Arvind Jodna

Gender equality must be the "benchmark" for measuring progress in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, the 17 global targets…

22 Jan 2017 / Listen /

Data revolution benefiting humanitarian aid delivery

An aid distribution centre in Ukraine, which witnessed a dramatic rise of people in need of humanitarian assistance in 2016, due to the ongoing conflict. Photo: OCHA/ReliefWeb

Well-managed data can support efforts to deliver aid to millions of people affected by natural and man-made catastrophes, according…

21 Jan 2017 / Listen /
Muslim women should be more "visible" in the media War-torn Syrian sites of Palmyra, Aleppo "part of their identity" Gender parity still "decades away" in public life: UN development chief People need to be valued regardless of their identity Tourism "perfect tool" to promote Sustainable Development Goals UN Syria Envoy set for international talks in Kazakhstan "Lost generation" of Syrian refugee children in Turkey missing out on school
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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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