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Anti-Muslim hatred and other forms of bigotry on rise, warns UN chief

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré (file)

Anti-Muslim hate crimes and other forms of bigotry are on the rise, the UN Secretary-General warned in a video message for the High-Level forum aimed at tackling this challenge. Hosted by the UN,…

17 Jan 2017 / Listen /

"Heightened emotions" after UN vote on Israeli settlements


Emotions on the ground have been heightened following a UN vote calling on Israel to "cease all settlement activity" in the occupied Palestinian territories. UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process,…

17 Jan 2017 / Listen /
Syria warring parties continue to use "aid as weapon of war": UN Powering sustainable development: first World Data Forum begins Aid and water supply concerns, "threaten fragile Syria ceasefire" "Not impossible" to fully disarm Colombian rebels "by June" United Nations condemns terror attacks in Afghanistan Cyprus talks: many issues "solved", says UN
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War "won't prevent Aleppo from rising": UN aid coordinator

Al-Riad shelter, Aleppo, Syria. Photo: OCHA/Josephine Guerrero (file photo)

Years of war and destruction "won't prevent Aleppo from rising" once again, according to the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for…

18 Jan 2017 / Listen /

Suicide bombing in Mali "direct attack on the peace process"

Rwandan Peacekeepers from the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) patrol the streets of Gao, in northern Mali. UN Photo/Marco Dormino

A suicide bombing on Wednesday which targeted government troops in Mali, killing dozens, should be seen as a "direct…

18 Jan 2017 / Listen /

"Win-win development" is a key global goal, says China's President Xi

Xi Jinping. UN Photo / Jean-Marc Ferré

President Xi Jinping of China visited the UN in Geneva on Wednesday where he said that his country is…

18 Jan 2017 / Listen /

"Modest" recovery in global economic growth

tenth anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

The year 2017 will see a "modest" recovery in the global economic growth, according to the UN Department of…

17 Jan 2017 / Listen /

Donor "consortium" needed to back up Haiti's long-term recovery

Thanks to a water supply system funded by MINUSTAH, 18,000 people are now able to collect clean water in the remote neighbourhood of Los Palis, commune of Hinche, Haiti. Photo: UN/MINUSTAH

A consortium of donors committed to improving Haiti's water and sanitation is needed to help eradicate cholera from the…

17 Jan 2017 / Listen /
Bullying affects one in four schoolchildren: UNESCO Action needed "right now" to stop ethnic killings in South Sudan Development needn't be a taxing concept, says duty free campaign Countries need to improve data collection West African states continue efforts to resolve Gambia electoral crisis Millions of children to receive measles vaccine in Nigeria Merging science, technology and innovation leads to development
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Life Begins at Ten


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Declaration of Human Rights by Eleanor Roosevelt

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