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UN rapporteur waits to hear about execution of Iranian woman

Ahmed Shaheed, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran. UN Photo/Amanda Voisard

The execution of an Iranian woman has reportedly been postponed following the intervention of the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran. Reyhaneh Jabbari was due to be executed…

15 Apr 2014 / Listen /

Actor Michael Douglas calls on youth to champion disarmament issues

Michael Douglas, American Actor and UN Messenger of Peace.

Young people around the world are being encouraged to a to play what's been described as a "critical" role…

15 Apr 2014 / Listen /

Over 95,000 South Sudanese refugees arrive in Ethiopia

In a thatched hut she helped build, Nyakuor Duer prepares food for her four children at Kule refugee camp. She is among some 93,000 South Sudanese refugees who have fled to Ethiopia's western Gambella Regional State.  UNHCR/L.F.Godinho

Refugees from South Sudan continue to arrive in the remote Ethiopian Gambella region at a rate of up to…

15 Apr 2014 / Listen /

New treaty empowers children to stand for their rights

Millions of girls and boys worldwide are victims of sexual exploitation. Photo: UNICEF/NYHQ2011-2384 Giacomo Pirozzi, Philippines 2011

A new treaty allowing children to file a complaint directly to the UN about alleged violations of their rights…

15 Apr 2014 / Listen /
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