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AU-UN partnership critical to security in Africa

Haile Menkerios, Special Representative of the Secretary-General to the African Union, addresses the Security Council. UN Photo/Manuel Elias

Strengthening the partnership between the United Nations and the African Union is critical to achieving peace and security in Africa, the Security Council heard on Tuesday. Haile Menkerios, the UN Secretary-General's Special Representative…

24 May 2016 / Listen /

UN chief condemns latest Syria bombings


All sides in Syria are being urged by the UN Secretary-General to refrain from attacks on civilians, and return to negotiations. Ban Ki-moon's call came in a statement issued on Monday condemning a…

23 May 2016 / Listen /

News in Brief 23 May 2016 (PM)


New partnership to boost response to organized crime and terrorism Tackling the challenges of transnational organized crime and terrorism is the goal of a new agreement between the UN Office on Drugs and…

23 May 2016 / Listen /
Political will and investment needed to end obstetric fistula
Today's Features

Satellite information helps to fight hunger in Zimbabwe


Information from satellite imagery is helping to assess the effects of the El Niño weather phenomenon in Zimbabwe and…

25 May 2016 / Listen /

Boosting least developed countries could "really lift the world up"

A man heading to the market in Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan. Photo: UN/Valeria Bove

There is a "huge opportunity" in the next 20 years to really change our world, according to a senior…

25 May 2016 / Listen /

Israel, Palestine cannot live "back to back"

Conductor and musician Daniel Barenboim leads the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra in a performance at the World Humanitarian Summit, in Istanbul, Turkey. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

Israel and Palestine cannot live "back to back" but must find a way to coexist according to the UN…

25 May 2016 / Listen /

Nigerian nurse describes sheltering 50 people fleeing Boko Haram


A retired nurse from Nigeria has been describing how she gave shelter to 50 people who were fleeing the…

25 May 2016 / Listen /

"Not end point, but turning point" for international aid system


The first ever World Humanitarian Summit has come to a close with the UN Secretary General, describing it as…

24 May 2016 / Listen /

New humanitarian education fund is "powerful lever for change"


A new humanitarian fund for education in emergencies launched at the World Humanitarian Summit, is "a powerful lever for…

24 May 2016 / Listen /
Aid given to groups that violate human rights must end
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People in Houses

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Life Begins at Ten


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Declaration of Human Rights by Eleanor Roosevelt

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