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Hungarian PM condemned for "migrant-terrorist" message

The Hungarian Prime Minister's comments in an official questionnaire suggest a link between migration and terrorist attacks, OHCHR says. Photo: UNHCR/F. Malavolta

Comments by the Hungarian Prime Minister apparently suggesting a link between migration and terrorism have met with strong criticism from the UN's human rights office. It said it was "shocked" by Viktor Orban's…

22 May 2015 / Listen /
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 Refugee agency lauds South-East Asia sea rescue plan South-East Asia leaders urged to protect migrants Al-Shabaab expected to attempt to "derail" political process in Somalia Education "powerful weapon" against violent extremism Migrant smuggling tragedy "cannot continue"
Today's Features

Geneva's a key ingredient in everyone's lives, says UN top official in Europe

Moller is the author of "Recipes for Peace, Rights & Wellbeing". Credit: UNTV

Highlighting the impact of decisions reached in Geneva is the aim of a cookbook with a difference that's been…

25 May 2015 / Listen /

Cybercriminals targeted as world IT summit begins in Geneva

The World Summit on the Information Society Forum (WSIS) brings together UN and private sector experts in the Swiss city.

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 are key to 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 /

West Africa key destination for illegal electronic waste

Ghana and Nigeria are among the key destinations in Africa for large-scale shipments of electronic waste. Photo: UNEP (file)

Up to 90 per cent of the world’s electronic waste, worth nearly US $19 billion, is illegally traded or…

24 May 2015 / Listen /

Asia becomes the world’s largest investor region

Developing Asia has for the first time become the world's largest investor region. Photo: UNCTAD (file)

Asia has, for the first time, become the region which has invested more in other countries than the world's…

23 May 2015 / Listen /
Cholera toll mounts for Burundi displaced, says refugee agency 60,000 women and girls treated for fistula in developing world Welcome for Myanmar decision to shelter sea migrants Hip-hop artist backs sustainable energy for Africa Medical supplies running out in South Sudan
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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…

15 Apr 2015 / Listen /

Could Be


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

15 Apr 2015 / Listen /
Peace on Earth