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Investigation of attack on UN school in Beit Hanoun cut short


A visit to the scene of an attack at a UN-run school in Beit Hanoun was cut short when gunfire erupted around the area. The UNRWA assessment team or UN Relief and Works…

25 Jul 2014 / Listen /

UN cultural agency calls for protection of schools in conflicts

Irina Bokova. UN Photo/JC McIlwaine

All parties to a conflict must respect and protect the right to education, according to the Director-General of the UN cultural agency, UNESCO. Ms Irina Bokova made the appeal following reports that schools…

25 Jul 2014 / Listen /
Trafficked migrants face violence and death en-route to Europe Women and girls in Iraq risk forced circumcision 75,000 migrants have crossed the Mediterranean sea this year Ban urges Iraq to form coalition government
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Tanzanian villagers find answer to water shortage under their feet

Young rural farmers of Tanzania. UN Photo/B Wolff

Villagers in northern Tanzania have found the answer to a lack of water literally under their feet. The Maasai…

26 Jul 2014 / Listen /

Women shepherds in Somaliland determined to change their odds

UNTV (video capture)

Water is a central concern year round in Somaliland, a self-declared autonomous state in northern Somalia. Over a third…

26 Jul 2014 / Listen /

Men and women serve under same rules in UN peacekeeping operation

Commander Luzviminda Camacho

Men and women serving with the UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti, have to abide by the same rules, according…

26 Jul 2014 / Listen /

"Full-fledged impunity in Syria", says chair of UN-mandated probe

A Syrian mother and child.  (UNHCR - video capture)

The conflict in Syria has reached a tipping point, threatening the entire region, according to the latest report by…

25 Jul 2014 / Listen /
Criminalisation of at-risk groups undermines AIDS response "International sisterhood" for five women on Security Council Sustained progress relies on good policies and social institutions Europe urged to do more to curb refugee, migrant deaths at sea Zimbabwean female peacekeeper’s sees “great opportunity” in her mission UN Emergency fund gives $75 million in relief aid to Sahel and Horn of Africa Commission of Inquiry established for violations in the occupied Palestinian territory “Time to take action” on youth unemployment
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Ralph Bunche

Ralph Bunche

Celeste Holm interviews Ralph Bunche, Nobel laureate and Under Secretary for Special Political Affairs. He speaks with humour and humility about earlier career and educational experiences, race and how he…

25 Jul 2014 / Listen /

One Man’s Involvement

Sean MacBride

A portrait of Sean MacBride, United Nations High Commissioner for Namibia, cofounder of Amnesty International, and recipient of 1974 Nobel Peace Prize.…

25 Jul 2014 / Listen /
Nelson Mandela Addresses General Assembly