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Cambodia publishes its first report on violence against children

Small children look on from their rural home in Kampong Speu, Cambodia (file photo)  © David Longstreath/IRIN

Children in Cambodia who have experienced violence growing up are more likely to engage in risky behaviours as adolescents and adults. That's one of the main findings of a survey conducted in the…

22 Oct 2014 / Listen /

DRC surgeon receives Sakharov Prize for helping rape victims

Denis Mukwege, Head of Panzi hospital in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and winner of the United Nations award for Human Rights in 2009.  UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

A Congolese surgeon has received the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought by the European Parliament on Wednesday. Dr Denis Mukwege is the founder of Panzi Hospital in Bukavu city, in the eastern…

22 Oct 2014 / Listen /
Forensic science plays key role in fight against torture Ebola vaccines from Canada and UK to be tested on humans Aid reaches Kobane displaced for first time in 12 months 15 new countries elected to UN Human Rights Council "Clear connection between torture and corruption": UN "Cycle of build and destroy must end" in Gaza: Ban Ki-moon Ebola Trust Fund totals $14 million but "needs much more" 15 countries vying for seats on UN Human Rights Council More UN bases open in South Sudan for displaced persons Lebanon needs support to cope with Syria refugee burden China donates $6 million to help "reverse Ebola advance": WFP Scientists needed to help with world's pressing issues: Ban
Today's Features

Nine million people developed tuberculosis in 2013

A technician prepares blood for testing at the Blue House Clinic in Mathare slum, Nairobi, Kenya, 5 February 2007. The clinic provides treatment for people living with HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis, run by Médecins Sans Frontières 
© Siegfried/IRIN

Improvement in the collection of information on tuberculosis shows that there are almost half a million more cases of…

22 Oct 2014 / Listen /

"Huge challenge" getting aid to displaced people in South Sudan

Ellen Margrethe Løj, new Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS).  UNMISS/JC McIlwaine

Delivering humanitarian aid to the people in need in South Sudan is a huge challenge due to the rainy…

22 Oct 2014 / Listen /

Korea urges Japan to take responsibility for "comfort women" issue

Ambassador Hahn Choong-hee, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations in New York

The Republic of Korea has called on Japan to acknowledge its army forced thousands of women to work as…

22 Oct 2014 / Listen /

"Recipes" exist to combat desertification: FAO

© A.Gloor / Namibia / UNEP

"Recipes" to combat desertification exist, according to a forestry expert at the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Nora…

22 Oct 2014 / Listen /
Vaccines developed to tackle Ebola outbreak in West Africa Meeting in Jamaica seeks to unlock Caribbean economic growth Violence in schools, physical and sexual, underreported Number of Syrian refugees entering Lebanon limited South Sudanese women unveil agenda for peace and development Power of science recognised on anniversary of nuclear organization National Geographic and FAO raise awareness about food security "The Good Lie" movie teaches about violence against children during war Young volunteers going door to door to prevent Ebola Aid workers in "totally unmapped terrain" in Ebola fight Kenya taking action to empower young people Bamboo can help to "combat climate change" Women farmers face challenges in male-dominated industry Ebola outbreak demands an "urgent and global" response
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John F. Kennedy, 1963.

JFK at the United Nations

President of the United States John F. Kennedy addresses the UN General Assembly for the final time, during the “relative calm” of 1963. Language: English Genre: Speech 1963 Duration: 29’04″…

24 Sep 2014 / Listen /

Pope John Paul II Speaks Before the General Assembly

Pope John Paul II

For the United Nations’ 50th birthday, Pope John Paul II praises the quest for freedom as one of the distinguished marks of…

24 Sep 2014 / Listen /
Nelson Mandela Addresses General Assembly