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The internet is the electricity of the 21st Century: Jack Ma

Jack Ma speaking at the UN in Geneva. Photo: Daniel Johnson

The internet is as important as electricity and everyone should have access to it, the head of one of the world's biggest online companies said on Tuesday. Jack Ma, who made those comments,…

25 Apr 2017 / Listen /

"Far more needs to be done" to promote rights and access for indigenous

Durga Prasad Bhattarai. UN Photo/Evan Schneider

"Far more needs to be done" to make the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples a reality, and involve them in decision-making, said the President of the UN General Assembly on…

24 Apr 2017 / Listen /
25 million children missing out on school in conflict zones: UN Malaria jab trial "could save tens of thousands of lives" UN, World Bank agree to build resilience, sustain peace in conflict areas Our well-being as humans depends on Earth's well-being: UN official "Fragility" of societies, institutions, key to many conflicts: UN chief Security Council demands North Korea end nuclear tests UN chief urges Venezuela to restore dialogue with opposition "Perfect storm" engulfs Middle East, threatens global peace: UN official
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Indigenous peoples have "come a long way" in past decade: Cree chief

Willie Littlechild. Photo: UN News/Jocelyne Sambira

Indigenous peoples have "come a long way" since signing the UN Declaration on their rights a decade ago and…

26 Apr 2017 / Listen /

Yemen conference "about hard cash and resources": UN Coordinator

Jamie McGoldrick, UN Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen, holds press briefing in Sana'a. (file) Photo: UN OCHA Yemen

The donor conference on Tuesday which raised US$1.1 billion to bring Yemen back from the brink of famine was…

25 Apr 2017 / Listen /

Ceasefire urgently needed in South Sudan, says UN special envoy

David Shearer. Photo: UNMISS

Ending the hostilities in South Sudan should be the global community's "number one priority", David Shearer, the UN Special…

25 Apr 2017 / Listen /

10th anniversary of UN Indigenous Declaration marks "milestone"

Åsa Larsson-Blind. Photo: UN News/Jocelyne Sambira

The tenth anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples has reached a "milestone", the President…

25 Apr 2017 / Listen /

Virtual tool to deliver trade boost for poorer countries


The potential for growth in developing countries is enormous and the internet could make this a reality, UN trade…

25 Apr 2017 / Listen /
Women and girls paying "heaviest price" in Yemen as famine looms Guterres launches personal appeal for Yemen "Malala of Syria" highlights impact of conflict on education in Chad Putting a smile on the face of war-torn South Sudan Malaria jab "could save tens of thousands of lives" Women "more vulnerable" to disaster impact, with exceptions DRC children sent to Angola "to avoid militia recruitment"
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Declaration of Human Rights by Eleanor Roosevelt


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