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"Critical juncture" for Papua New Guinea

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Papua New Guinea is at a critical juncture as its extractive industries boom, according to the UN Development Programme (UNDP). On Thursday, UNDP is releasing a National Human Development Report dedicated to the…

27 Nov 2014 / Listen /

No room for "complacency" in Ebola fight in Liberia

Street sellers in central Monrovia.  Photo: UNDP/Carly Learson (20 November 2014)

Good progress is being made in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia, but the UN is warning against complacency. More than 5,500 people have died from the disease in West…

27 Nov 2014 / Listen /
Cultural rights expert calls for renewed "nation-building" in Botswana Asia-Pacific countries push to register all births by 2024 "Don't condemn LGBT people to silence" in Kyrgyzstan Freedom of movement of criminals in DRC to be prevented US President urged to back full release of report on CIA interrogation abuses Forum addressing atrocity crimes against minorities Half a million new cancers in 2012 due to obesity Violence against women and girls a "global pandemic": UN chief
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Modern slavery proving hard to tackle in Niger

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Modern-day forms of slavery are widespread in Niger according to a top UN human rights investigator who warns that…

28 Nov 2014 / Listen /

Progress in fighting Ebola in Guinea reviewed by senior UN official

In Conakry, Guinea, a mobilizer teaches children about proper handwashing techniques, which help prevent the spread of diseases, including Ebola. Photo: UNICEF/Timothy La Rose

The progress made by the authorities in Guinea in fighting the deadly Ebola virus is being reviewed by a…

28 Nov 2014 / Listen /

Income inequality "broad-based" disease

A family living in an urban slum in Sonagachi, Kolkata, India. UN Photo/Kibae Park

Income inequality or the disparity between the wealth of rich and poor people, has been described by a prominent…

28 Nov 2014 / Listen /

Peacekeepers to remain in South Sudan into 2015

UN MI 8 in Juba supports UNMISS mission in South Sudan.

The mandate of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has been extended until May 2015 amid what's…

27 Nov 2014 / Listen /
Papua New Guinea faces up to "resource curse" South Sudan Women urged to speak out about gender-based violence "Paradox" of emerging countries still hampering growth Developing countries engage in a "win-win" partnership Young Haitian girls empowered through “men’s” jobs Rare St Francis of Assisi documents go on show at UN Campaign to end violence against women kicks off Seawater sampling for radiation continues in Fukushima Women deserve to live free of fear says Zimbabwean-American actress Kidnapping for ransom provides terrorists with funds "Hope" lost in South Sudan due to conflict Ethiopia has political will to push industrialization Nutrition habits in China changing, obesity on rise Unhealthy foods in Thailand creating new nutritional challenges
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1996 Declaration of World Thanksgiving

The United Nations celebrates the 1996 Declaration of World Thanksgiving, marking the first time every country in the General Assembly unanimously voted in support of a spiritual idea. Language: English…

4 Nov 2014 / Listen /

The War on Flu

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The story of influenza and the fight against the virus led by the World Health Organization. Language: English Genre: Drama 1954 Duration:…

4 Nov 2014 / Listen /
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