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"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 the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria (COI). With warring parties in unrelenting…

25 Jul 2014 / Listen /

Fracking carries significant environmental risks – UN

Schematic representation of infrastructures and potential impacts. Source: UNEP/GRID-Geneva

The volume of water used every year in the United States to drill or extract natural gas is the…

17 Jul 2014 / Listen /

Ban commends Dominican authorities for law creating path to citizenship

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon delivers remarks to the Senate of the Dominican Republic. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras

The Secretary-General has commended authorities in the Dominican Republic for adopting a law that addresses the problem of stateless…

16 Jul 2014 / Listen /

Haiti aims to improve access to safe water, sanitation

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his wife visits Los Palmas, Haiti.  UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras

Cholera rates in Haiti are declining but weak water and sanitation problems are slowing down progress and allowing the…

15 Jul 2014 / Listen /
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