Today's News

"Cycle of build and destroy must end" in Gaza: Ban Ki-moon

Palestinians search through the rubble of their home destroyed by Israeli strikes in Khuza'a, southern Gaza Strip.  UN Photo/Shareef Sarhan

The cycle of build and destroy in Gaza must end, the UN Secretary-General urged on Tuesday. Mr Ban Ki-moon was speaking to members of the Security Council during a quarterly open debate on…

21 Oct 2014 / Listen /

15 countries vying for seats on UN Human Rights Council

Human Rights Council. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

Fifteen new members are on Tuesday being elected to sit on the UN Human Rights Council. The Council was created by the General Assembly in 2006 to address human rights violations. Composed of…

21 Oct 2014 / Listen /
Lebanon needs support to cope with Syria refugee burden China donates $6 million to help "reverse Ebola advance": WFP Scientists needed to help with world's pressing issues: Ban Cuba praised for sending more doctors, nurses to fight Ebola Heightened concern over civilians trapped in North Kivu violence Venezuela urged to release opposition leaders and their followers Preparations begin to assist Iraqi displaced before winter Ebola "hijacked every aspect of life" in West Africa One fifth of developing world population lives in extreme poverty Biodiversity-related financing aid to developing countries to be doubled Ebola placing "serious constraints" on agriculture in West Africa 2014, deadliest year at sea off Yemen
Today's Features

Violence in schools, physical and sexual, underreported

Students of a midwifery school in El Fasher, North Darfur, participate in a march  against Gender Violence.  UN Photo/Albert González Farran

Violence in schools around the world is considered as "normal" which is why it is often not documented, according…

21 Oct 2014 / Listen /

Vaccines developed to tackle Ebola outbreak in West Africa

Health-care providers, still wearing their protective clothing, must thoroughly disinfect every place a person suspected to have Ebola passes through on the way to the health unit. WHO/Christina Banluta

Efforts are ongoing to develop vaccines for the deadly Ebola virus disease which has claimed more than 4, 500…

21 Oct 2014 / Listen /

Number of Syrian refugees entering Lebanon limited

Syrian refugee boy in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley.  (UNHCR video capture)

There has been a decrease in the number of Syrian refugees entering Lebanon, according to the UN Refugee Agency…

20 Oct 2014 / Listen /

South Sudanese women unveil agenda for peace and development

A women representative speaks to other participants during an Outreach Event on the Role of UNMISS in Promoting Peace and Stability in Jonglei State.  (file photo)  UN Photo/Martine Perret

Women in South Sudan have unveiled an agenda for peace and sustainable development which includes the voices and aspirations…

20 Oct 2014 / Listen /
Power of science recognised on anniversary of nuclear organization National Geographic and FAO raise awareness about food security "The Good Lie" movie teaches about violence against children during war Young volunteers going door to door to prevent Ebola Aid workers in "totally unmapped terrain" in Ebola fight Kenya taking action to empower young people Bamboo can help to "combat climate change" Women farmers face challenges in male-dominated industry Ebola outbreak demands an "urgent and global" response Indigenous groups given fund to protect natural areas Family farms as key agents to eradicate hunger Ebola survivors enlisted to help in the fight against the disease Biodiversity not "detached from humankind" China "long-standing" partnership with Africa continues to evolve
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John F. Kennedy, 1963.

JFK at the United Nations

President of the United States John F. Kennedy addresses the UN General Assembly for the final time, during the “relative calm” of 1963. Language: English Genre: Speech 1963 Duration: 29’04″…

24 Sep 2014 / Listen /

Pope John Paul II Speaks Before the General Assembly

Pope John Paul II

For the United Nations’ 50th birthday, Pope John Paul II praises the quest for freedom as one of the distinguished marks of…

24 Sep 2014 / Listen /
Nelson Mandela Addresses General Assembly