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New global standards to improve adolescent health care

WHO/UNAIDS set global standards to improve the quality of health services for all adolescents. Image: WHO campaign

Making health services more "adolescent-friendly" is one of the goals of new standards to improve the quality of health care for the young people worldwide. Launched on Tuesday by the World Health Organization…

6 Oct 2015 / Listen /
WHO supports medical services in Afghan city hit by air strikes UNICEF welcomes cessation of hostilities in Sudan UN chief "shocked" by charges against former General Assembly president New policies need to shake off economic stagnation in developed countries Destruction of Syria monument condemned Fighting escalates in South Sudan state Extreme poverty rate set to fall below 10% by end of 2015 Empower and value teachers to reach new global goals Germany commended for trial of Rwandan rebel leaders "Genuine democracy" must be supported in Burkina Faso Sudan bemoans sanctions and boycotts 500 children killed in Yemen in last six months People of Greece have demonstrated "solidarity' with migrants Foreign Minister says Russia and west "eye-to-eye" on fighting terrorism in Syria Prime Minister proposes "Marshall Plan" for Somalia Myanmar discrimination is “institutional” Elections "should" take place by year's end, says Haitian president Palestine no longer bound by Oslo peace deal with Israel CAR risks return to civil war, rights expert warns Reconciliation "imperative" to Sri Lanka's future Number of over-60s set to double, says WHO Move to prevent Security Council right to veto in mass atrocities Yemen's President urges rebels to lay down their weapons
Today's Features

"Nelson Mandela Rules" on prisoner treatment presented

Ivan Simonovic, Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights. UN File Photo/Jean-Marc Ferre

New rules to help improve the treatment of prisoners around the world, were formally presented at United Nations headquarters…

7 Oct 2015 / Listen /

Public asked to solve UN Charter mystery

Susan Kurtas, Librarian at the UN's Dag Hammarskjöld Library. Photo: UN Radio/Veronica Reeves

People across the world are being asked to help solve a mystery which has been troubling UN officials. The…

7 Oct 2015 / Listen /

Cuba tourism expected to grow with thawing of US relations

Havana, Cuba. Photo: UN Radio/Daniel Dickinson

Cuba has been out of bounds for American tourists for more than 50 years due to the US embargo…

7 Oct 2015 / Listen /

Nuclear power seen as a way out of the "dark" for African countries

Nuclear Plant. File Photo: IAEA

African countries are increasingly turning towards nuclear power to meet their growing energy needs and pull them out of…

7 Oct 2015 / Listen /

"Triple-win" strategy will help end hunger by 2030

Grain: harvest. File Photo: FAO/ J.Belgrave

Learning new ways to farm will help make hunger a thing of the past, according to a World Bank…

7 Oct 2015 / Listen /
Mali peace process "back on track" Countries struggling to stop flow of foreign terrorist fighters Adolescent health care targeted by UN IMF lowers global growth forecasts again for 2015 Putting Afghan women at the centre of farming development Inquiry into fatal Afghan hospital strikes must be "impartial” Work must begin immediately on new development agenda Refugee crisis a "shame", but not a "surprise" First draft of new climate change deal presented to governments Fishing kits and seeds part of aid relief in South Sudan Burundi denies the country's taking a step backwards on human rights The political will exists for lasting peace, says South Sudan vice-president. Libyans urged to forge their own peace now Syria: International community must stop terrorist flow
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Programmes from UN Headquarters



Declaration of Human Rights by Eleanor Roosevelt

In this historic audio, listen to Eleanor Roosevelt – diplomat, activist and former First Lady of the United States – read from the Declaration. Duration: 00:12:53     SHARE WITH…

15 Apr 2015 / Listen /

Could Be


Actor Martin Gable is part of this anticipation drama about “what could be” if the countries put as much determination in coming…

15 Apr 2015 / Listen /
Peace on Earth

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