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African artist D'Banj using music to promote women's empowerment

D'Banj being interviewed by the World Bank. Photo: World Bank

One of the most successful African music artists in the last decade, Nigerian singer D'Banj, is using his star power to promote women's empowerment. A new series created by the World Bank called…

10 May 2015 / Listen /

Michael Douglas praises work of scholars in fight against nuclear weapons

UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

The work of academics and scholars is crucial in the fight against nuclear weapons, according to UN Messenger of…

28 Apr 2015 / Listen /

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…

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 /
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