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Syria chemical weapons arsenal “almost” completely destroyed

Kim Won-soo, Acting UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, addresses the 2015 session of the Conference on Disarmament. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

Destruction of Syria's chemical weapons stockpile is almost fully complete, the president of the UN Security Council told journalists in New York on Wednesday. Roman Oyarzun Marchesi was speaking after a monthly meeting…

7 Oct 2015 / Listen /
Afghanistan appeals for $550 million refugee fund Film supports UN road safety efforts for children Invest more to reduce threat of flash floods Envoy calls for "transparent" DRC elections UN officials welcome new head at climate change panel New global standards to improve adolescent health care WHO supports medical services in Afghan city hit by air strikes UNICEF welcomes cessation of hostilities in Sudan UN chief "shocked" by charges against former General Assembly president New policies need to shake off economic stagnation in developed countries Destruction of Syria monument condemned Fighting escalates in South Sudan state Extreme poverty rate set to fall below 10% by end of 2015 Empower and value teachers to reach new global goals Germany commended for trial of Rwandan rebel leaders "Genuine democracy" must be supported in Burkina Faso Sudan bemoans sanctions and boycotts 500 children killed in Yemen in last six months People of Greece have demonstrated "solidarity' with migrants Foreign Minister says Russia and west "eye-to-eye" on fighting terrorism in Syria Prime Minister proposes "Marshall Plan" for Somalia Myanmar discrimination is “institutional” Elections "should" take place by year's end, says Haitian president
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First-of-its-kind refugee campaign raises over $1 million in one day

UNHCR launched a campaign on Kickstarter to raise funds to help refugees. Photo: UNHCR

Ordinary Americans are reaching into their wallets to support the growing number of refugees worldwide.  The UN Refugee Agency…

8 Oct 2015 / Listen /

Violence will not be tolerated during Haiti elections

Voters turn out during the first round of Haiti wide elections in Cite Soleil, one of Port au Prince, Haiti's most volatile neighbourhoods - August 2015. Photo: UN Photo/Logan Abass

Political violence will not be tolerated during this month's elections, said the head of the UN mission in Haiti,…

8 Oct 2015 / Listen /

We feel forgotten, say Yazidis battling sex-slavery

Iraqi women. UN File Photo/Rick Bajornas

Thousands of members of the Yazidi community which the terrorist group ISIL regards as apostates were captured and sold…

8 Oct 2015 / Listen /

Political obstacles mount in DRC ahead of 2016 elections

Martin Kobler briefs the Security Council on the situation concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo. UN Photo/Kim Haughton

The opportunity to hold free and fair elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is disappearing according to…

7 Oct 2015 / Listen /

"Nelson Mandela Rules" on prisoner treatment presented

Ivan Simonovic, Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights. UN File Photo/Jean-Marc Ferre

New rules to help improve the treatment of prisoners around the world, were formally presented at United Nations headquarters…

7 Oct 2015 / Listen /
Public asked to solve UN Charter mystery Cuba tourism expected to grow with thawing of US relations African countries using nuclear power for energy "Triple-win" strategy will help end hunger by 2030 Mali peace process "back on track" Countries struggling to stop flow of foreign terrorist fighters Adolescent health care targeted by UN IMF lowers global growth forecasts again for 2015 Putting Afghan women at the centre of farming development Inquiry into fatal Afghan hospital strikes must be "impartial” Work must begin immediately on new development agenda Refugee crisis a "shame", but not a "surprise" First draft of new climate change deal presented to governments Fishing kits and seeds part of aid relief in South Sudan
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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 the Declaration. Duration: 00:12:53     SHARE WITH…

15 Apr 2015 / Listen /

Could Be


Actor Martin Gable is part of this anticipation drama about “what could be” if the countries put as much determination in coming…

15 Apr 2015 / Listen /
Peace on Earth

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