Today's News

Humanitarian needs mount as Syrian refugee flock into Turkey

Syrian refugees. UNHCR/A.McConnell

Humanitarian agencies along the Syrian Turkish border are preparing for a possible influx of up to 400,000 Syrian Kurds from the town of Kobane who are fleeing an advance by fighters from the…

23 Sep 2014 / Listen /

WHO warns of Ebola disease explosion in West Africa

After being triaged at the emergency room, people presenting Ebola-like symptoms are directed to the Department of Infectious Disease. Conakry, Guinea. Photo: WHO/T. Jasarevic

The World Health Organisation is warning that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa could become a public health catastrophe if not brought under control soon. A study undertaken jointly by WHO and the…

23 Sep 2014 / Listen /
Seychelles leader urges debt reduction to address climate change Syrian Kurds face persecution by ISIL fighters UN chief pledges to do "everything possible" to support indigenous peoples New bird flu virus threatens animal health and livelihoods in South-East Asia Lack of transparency in use of armed drones creates concern: UN official Over 180,000 women still die from pregnancy and childbirth in Africa Accord to end fighting in Yemen is welcomed by UN chief Countries urged to reap the "demographic dividend" 120 world leaders expected at Climate Summit
Today's Features

Cost of climate change "unbearable": UN chief

Ban Ki-moon. UN Photo/Mark Garten

The human, environmental and financial cost of climate change is becoming increasingly unbearable, the UN Secretary-General told world leaders…

23 Sep 2014 / Listen /

New commitments to reduce deforestation expected at UN

Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias.

Countries are due to announce new commitments to reduce deforestation at the UN Climate Summit on Tuesday. That's according…

23 Sep 2014 / Listen /

General public can contribute to stop climate change

UN Photo/R Marklin

People across the world can make a tangible contribution to reducing climate change through the personal choices they make,…

23 Sep 2014 / Listen /

Activists explore how technology and new media can boost equality


Grass-roots activists are getting together with business, civil society and the United Nations to discuss how technology and new…

23 Sep 2014 / Listen /

Carers offer more support to women who are raped in South Sudan


Women in South Sudan are increasingly becoming victims of gender-based violence and rape as a result of the ongoing…

23 Sep 2014 / Listen /
Renovated General Assembly Hall reopens for global debate Bolivia, Ecuador hailed for advances made in indigenous rights First-ever UN World Conference on Indigenous Peoples opens First Ladies of Africa working together to empower women Mobile solar computer classroom brings technology to women in Uganda 300,000 people march in New York to halt climate change The world cares about climate change UN nuclear watchdog agency holds its biggest annual event Samoa pushes to reduce gender violence and increase political representation of women Emma Watson joining fight against gender inequality in HeForShe campaign Justice demanded for "mass murder" of migrants in Mediterranean
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Middelgruden Offshore Wind Farm in Denmark. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

The Energetic Trio

The 1961 UN Radio programme explores a future with clean energy sources. Scientists discuss the possibilities of utilizing the sun, wind and heat stored deep beneath the earth's surface and…

17 Sep 2014 / Listen /

The Yeti

Hagen at work in Nepal. UN PHOTO.

Toni Hagen the Swiss geologist, Aila the sherpa and Fritz the dachshund traverse the Himalayas over and over enough to have climbed…

15 Sep 2014 / Listen /
Three Buildings by a River