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Angelina Jolie-Pitt pleas to international community on behalf of Syrians

Angelina Jolie Pitt (right), Special Envoy of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), addresses the Security Council meeting on the continuing conflict in Syria and the attendant humanitarian and refugee crises. At her side is the High Commissioner, António Guterres. UN Photo/Mark Garten

It is time for the Security Council to work as one to end the conflict in Syria, and reach a settlement that also brings justice and accountability for the people. That's according to…

24 Apr 2015 / Listen /

Actor Daniel Craig becomes new UN advocate against mines

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (right) meets with actor Daniel Craig (centre) and designates him as the UN Global Advocate for the Elimination of Mines and Other Explosive Hazards for the next three years. Announcing the designation, the Secretary-General thanked Mr. Craig – known for playing James Bond – for using his star power to draw attention to the causes of mine destruction and mine awareness. Also pictured: Agnès Marcaillou, Director of the UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS), Department of Peacekeeping Operations.
Credit: UN Photo/Evan Schneider

British actor Daniel Craig has been designated as the first UN Global Advocate for the Elimination of Mines and…

14 Apr 2015 / Listen /

Women remain "underrepresented" in media

Actress Geena Davis. Photo: UN Women/Catianne Tijerina (file)

Women continue to remain underrepresented in the media across the world according to the UN agency which focuses on…

12 Mar 2015 / Listen /

Bollywood actor recognizes positive change in gender issues in India

Farhan Akthar (left) is interviewed by Daniel Dickinson. UN Women/Ryan Brown

A leading Bollywood actor says positive change is happening in India in terms of gender equality. Farhan Akhtar who's…

9 Mar 2015 / Listen /
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