Today's News

"Toxic divide" threatens billions with disease, death


Exposure to chemical waste is possibly the biggest cause of disease and death worldwide – and it affects children and minority groups the most, a UN human rights expert said on Thursday. Baskut…

14 Sep 2017 / Listen /

UN agency proposes "global new deal" that promotes inclusive economies


Failure to "tame" unregulated finance threatens global efforts to build inclusive economies, UN trade body, UNCTAD, warned on Thursday. Its latest report proposes "a global new deal" aimed at addressing instability and inequality…

14 Sep 2017 / Listen /
UN chief calls for action on Myanmar and DPRK Assembly doors "held ever wider" to help tackle global issues: UN chief Security Council urged to be “wise and bold” on DPRK Myanmar must provide help to prevent "catastrophe": UN chief DPRK must give up missile bid, UN disarmament body told Essential to restart a "serious and credible" peace process: UN chief
Today's Features

Time to repair "a world in pieces" and create peace: UN chief


"We are a world in pieces" that needs instead to become a "world at peace." The words of the…

19 Sep 2017 / Listen /

Burundi violence “might be crimes against humanity”


Torture, rape and arbitrary detention in Burundi may amount to crimes against humanity, UN-appointed experts told the Human Rights…

19 Sep 2017 / Listen /

Displaced people "really want to go home": UN South Sudan envoy

Thousands who fled to a UN protection civilian site in Wau in April, 2017. PHOTO: Nektarios Markogiannis/UNMISS

The security situation in Wau, in north-western South Sudan, has improved, with displaced people returning home, the head of…

19 Sep 2017 / Listen /

More economically empowered women are essential to build stronger economies: ITC


Increasing women's participation in global trade will lead to better development outcomes for families and communities. That's the view…

19 Sep 2017 / Listen /

Countries support UN reform pledge


Reform of the United Nations took centre stage this Monday as 128 countries backed a pledge to reshape the…

18 Sep 2017 / Listen /
UN chief convenes high-level meeting on sexual abuse South Sudan female commander heads new hospital project Lifesaving aid reaches displaced inside Myanmar UN chief implements new gender parity strategy Conflict, climate change behind rise in world hunger: UN report New alliance to advance women, girls in innovation and tech
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People in Houses

Princess Grace of Monaco stars in this drama about the life of refugees in Europe.   Duration: 28’46″…

24 Dec 2015 / Listen /

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…

15 Apr 2015 / Listen /
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