Today's News

Peacekeepers help transform "battlefields into peaceful states": Guterres

Secretary-General António Guterres (right) lays a wreath in honour of all peacekeepers who lost their lives while serving under the UN flag. UN Photo/Mark Garten

The UN Secretary-General paid tribute to the "courage, generosity and dedication" of blue helmets on Thursday and thanked them for their sacrifice. António Guterres delivered his message during the annual wreath-laying ceremony at…

24 May 2017 / Listen /

Health for all is a rights issue, says new WHO chief


Outside Ethiopia, the name Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus might not be that familiar, but it is one we'll be hearing a lot more of, now that he's been elected head of the World…

24 May 2017 / Listen /
Unified position on South Sudan needed to advance political process: UN official UN chief condemns "horrific terrorist" attack in Manchester Toxic agents found during Syria chemical probe: UN official Ethiopia's candidate to head UN health agency, WHO Despite progress, life for Myanmar’s children remains struggle: UNICEF More than two million women, girls still live with fistula: UN Promises made to finance sustainable development must be kept: UN World's health challenges take centre stage in Geneva
Today's Features

UNHCR's Melissa Fleming tells Syrian refugee's powerful story of survival

Melissa Fleming presents her book

A young Syrian refugee woman's remarkable story of surviving "one of the worst shipwrecks in the Mediterranean" has been…

26 May 2017 / Listen /

Participating in UN peacekeeping a "positive thing" for China


Contributing to UN peacekeeping efforts has been a "positive thing" for military and police officers from China, according to…

25 May 2017 / Listen /

Handmade dolls share dreams of Syrian women, children with the world

Syrian refugee Amina, 56, embroiders dolls that embody the dreams of those affected by war, in Shatila Camp, Beirut.© UNHCR/Houssam Hariri

Dolls made by Syrian women living in a UN-run refugee camp, in Beirut, Lebanon, are being used to tell…

25 May 2017 / Listen /

Civilian protection "ultimate goal" of UN peacekeeping: Lacroix

UN peacekeeping chief Jean-Pierre LaCroix at UN HQ in New York on Facebook Live, with UN News' Jocelyne Sambira. Photo Credit: UN/Nancy Groves

  Protecting civilians is the ultimate goal of UN peacekeeping. That's according to the new chief of the Department…

24 May 2017 / Listen /

Malnutrition alert for 400,000 DRC Kasai children


Conflict in central Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has put an additional 400,000 children at risk of severe…

24 May 2017 / Listen /
How food chain changes could help world's undernourished Myanmar rural development gaps highlighted by preventable child death toll New approach to aid delivery can help people survive: UN relief chief "Flexible funding" key under new UN health agency chief, says expert 1bn children suffer some form of violence every year: UN envoy Astana talks "promising step" says UN special envoy for Syria "Steady stream" of DRC refugees continue to cross into Angola
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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″…

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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…

15 Apr 2015 / Listen /
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