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UN chief congratulates Nigeria on "largely peaceful" elections

Nigeria flag (center). UN Photo/John Isaac

The people and Government of Nigeria have been congratulated by the UN Secretary-General on the "largely peaceful and orderly conduct" of presidential and parliamentary elections. In a statement, Ban Ki-moon also condemned the…

29 Mar 2015 / Listen /
Stability in Arab world to "remain a mirage" without good governance Earth Hour set to be “record-breaking” celebration Kidnapping of Congolese refugees condemned by UN Refugee Agency Actions to protect people with albinism in Malawi welcomed by UN Libyan peace talks go "well beyond what we have expected" All parties in Yemen urged to protect the country's cultural heritage Special session on Boko Haram abuses announced at UN rights body Tense debate at UN ends in extension of Syria probe
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Nigerian Boko Haram terrorists under spotlight in Security Council

A wide view of the Security Council Chamber. UN Photo/Loey Felipe

Boko Haram terrorists continue their violent attacks and human rights abuses against civilians in north-east Nigeria and neighbouring countries,…

30 Mar 2015 / Listen /

"Water for Life Voices" exhibit opens at UN

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An exhibit showcasing photos and messages of people who have benefited from projects to provide water and sanitation services…

30 Mar 2015 / Listen /

"Middle-skilled" jobs declining due to computers

Electronic workshop. ILO/Crozet M. (file)

Major shifts in the demand for skills are taking place in the global jobs market, according to the International…

30 Mar 2015 / Listen /

Clean-up in Vanuatu continues following Cyclone Pam

Crop damage caused by Super Cyclone Pam on the Pacific Island of Vanuatu. Photo: UNICEF/Gaelle Sevenier

The clean-up operation is continuing in Vanuatu following the cyclone that devastated the country earlier in the month. The…

28 Mar 2015 / Listen /
Millions of people's lives "at stake" in the Middle East More than 100 Chiefs of Defence gather at UN for first time Universities in Europe urged to promote more women Incoming Israeli government urged to show commitment to two-state solution Senegalese encouraged to eat local foods to develop economy Nepal men urged to end violence against women Architect shares inside look of slavery memorial
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Peace on Earth

Actor Charles Boyer discusses the cruelties of war, highlighting the urgency for peace in troubled areas such as Korea, India, Iraq, Germany and Syria, and giving a voice to soldiers…

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1996 Declaration of World Thanksgiving

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The United Nations celebrates the 1996 Declaration of World Thanksgiving, marking the first time every country in the General Assembly unanimously voted…

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