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Killing of Burundian presidential candidate condemned

The police in Bujumbura, Burundi, have increasingly broken up opposition party gatherings. Photo: IRIN/Desire Nimubona

The killing of a Burundian presidential candidate has been condemned by the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Zedi Feruzi, leader of the opposition UPD was shot dead in the country's capital Bujumbura late on Saturday…

24 May 2015 / Listen /
“Disappointment” at impasse on nuclear weapons Attack on Saudi mosque condemned by Security Council Nauru urged to withdraw measures threatening freedom of expression Over 1000 civilians die in Yemen over three week period Hungarian PM condemned for "migrant-terrorist" message Cholera outbreak in Tanzania claims 27 lives A call for commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals Ebola “fire” needs to be put out for good, warns WHO North Korea cancels UN chief visit Changes in energy use driving development
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Nuclear technology contributes to managing Nile water

Nile basin. Photo: Bionet

Nuclear technology is playing its role in the management of valuable water resources along the River Nile in Africa.…

26 May 2015 / Listen /

Developing countries step up fight against pollution

Thailand and Chile are leading the way in pollution abatement, improving lives and economies. Other large cities are being urged to adopt some of the same methods. Photo: World Bank

Each year, pollution kills almost nine million people worldwide, mostly in developing countries. That's according to the World Bank…

26 May 2015 / Listen /

Relief effort in Nepal "running against the clock"

A Nepalese military helicopter delivers relief supplies to Ladhu village in Sindhulpalchok district. Photo: OCHA/Markus Werne

One month after a massive earthquake devastated Nepal, the international community is "running against the clock" to deliver aid…

25 May 2015 / Listen /

Cybercriminals targeted as world IT summit begins in Geneva

Cybercrime targeted at world IT summit Geneva. Photo: World Bank (file)

Combating online fraud which costs at least US$3.5 billion a year is the task facing UN and industry experts…

25 May 2015 / Listen /

Local economies important for African economic development

A view from the Port of Doraleh, Djibouti. UN Photo/Evan Schneider

African countries need to look at how they can grow local economies to prepare for a booming population. That's…

25 May 2015 / Listen /
Geneva vital “ingredient in everyone's lives” West Africa key destination for illegal electronic waste Asia becomes the world’s largest investor region Cholera toll mounts for Burundi displaced, says refugee agency 60,000 women and girls treated for fistula in developing world
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Declaration of Human Rights by Eleanor Roosevelt

In this historic audio, listen to Eleanor Roosevelt – diplomat, activist and former First Lady of the United States – read from the Declaration. Duration: 00:12:53     SHARE WITH…

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Could Be


Actor Martin Gable is part of this anticipation drama about “what could be” if the countries put as much determination in coming…

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