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Agency taking steps to avert education crisis for Palestine refugee children

UNRWA Commissioner General Pierre Krähenbühl visiting the Abu Tue'ma school in Khan Younis, Gaza Strip, on 14 September 2014, to celebrate the start of the new school year. Photo: UNRWA/Shareef Sarhan

Ensuring Palestinian youth receive an education is comparable to "a global public good," according to a senior UN official from the region. Pierre Krähenbűhl, head of the UN agency that supports Palestinian refugees,…

3 May 2016 / Listen /
Syria envoy "cautious" for re-launch of cessation of hostilities Time to implement SDGs: UN chief Commitment to action goal of first World Humanitarian Summit Solidarity emphasized during Nepal mission People with albinism face "extinction" in Malawi Chemical weapons re-emerge as "tool of war" International Jazz Day celebrates music's "universal message of peace" Significant cease-fire violations recorded in Ukraine
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Stopping ivory trade is vital to sustainable development in Kenya

105 tonnes of ivory from over 7,000 elephants and 1.35 tonnes of rhino horn was burned in Nairobi, Kenya, on 30 April 2016, in an urgent call to action to end the poaching crisis. Photo: Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

Protecting elephants and combatting the ivory trade is vital to sustainable development in Kenya. That's according to Helen Clark,…

5 May 2016 / Listen /

"Gender equality saves lives when disaster hits"

In Yogyakarta, Indonesia, women at a community meeting discuss the reconstruction of their village in the wake of the 2006 tsunami and earthquake. Photo: World Bank/Nugroho Nurdikiawan Sunjoyo

When natural disasters strike, a lack of gender equality can mean the difference between life and death. That's according…

5 May 2016 / Listen /

Fears over eastern Aleppo becoming new besieged zone


Continued fighting in Aleppo has created new no-go areas and risks turning part of the Syrian city into a…

4 May 2016 / Listen /

Help "support and sustain" Palestine refugees, urges UN chief

Palestinian women at a UNRWA distribution centre in the Jaramana refugee camp, Damascus, Syria. Photo: UNRWA/Carole Alfarah

The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) is in "dire need of resources" and help to…

4 May 2016 / Listen /

Foreign terrorist fighters returning home constitute a "real risk"

Security Council meeting. UN Photo/Evan Schneider

Foreign terrorist fighters returning home from Syria and Iraq radicalized and "battle-hardened" pose a "real risk" to the entire…

4 May 2016 / Listen /
Attack against aid workers in Mali a "concerning" development Nuclear technique helps health professionals rapidly detect Zika
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People in Houses

Princess Grace of Monaco stars in this drama about the life of refugees in Europe.   Duration: 28’46″…

24 Dec 2015 / Listen /

Life Begins at Ten


American actors Doris Day and Gregory Peck join Eleanor Roosevelt to raise awareness on the life of refugees in Europe. Duration: 14’21″…

24 Dec 2015 / Listen /
Declaration of Human Rights by Eleanor Roosevelt

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