Today's News

New sexual abuse allegations against UN peacekeepers in CAR


Seven new allegations of sexual exploitation by United Nations peacekeepers in the Central African Republic are being investigated by the UN mission in the country. The investigation comes following a series of allegations…

4 Feb 2016 / Listen /
World leaders meet to raise US$9bn for Syria crisis Envoy announces "temporary pause" in Syrian talks Risk of Zika virus spreading in Europe Majority of migrants in Europe now women and children US$1.4 billion needed to get Syrian children back in school Tobacco industry using movies as "last frontier" Public health emergency declared over virus-related condition Youth to voice opinions on development targets
Today's Features

A UN "world first" as special stamps are issued supporting LGBT rights

One of the six new stamps to promote the UN Free & Equal campaign for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality that were unveiled at UN headquarters ahead of their 5 February official launch by the UN Postal Administration (UNPA). UN Photo/Rick Bajornas

The UN's become the first institution ever to issue a special collection of stamps in support of lesbian, gay,…

6 Feb 2016 / Listen /

UN body says Wikileaks founder should be allowed to go free

Julian Assange. Credit: photo taken from OHCHR video

The founder of a controversial freedom of speech website has been held in arbitrary detention and thus deprived of…

5 Feb 2016 / Listen /

"Strong political will" key to ending FGM, says UN coordinator


"Strong political will" on the part of governments to end the practice of female genital mutilation, or FGM, is…

5 Feb 2016 / Listen /

Benin responds to illness spread by tiny rat


Authorities in Benin are responding to what they are calling an "epidemic" of a severe illness that causes bleeding.…

5 Feb 2016 / Listen /

Symposium on safety of journalists seeks to preserve press freedom


More than 700 journalists and others who report the news have been killed over the past decade, according to…

5 Feb 2016 / Listen /
Changing "hearts and minds" over LGBT rights through stamps US$10 billion pledged but Syrian refugees need a future: UN chief UN mission in CAR investigates new sex abuse allegations Reducing risk factors can prevent one-third of cancer cases: WHO
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Princess Grace of Monaco stars in this drama about the life of refugees in Europe.   Duration: 28’46″…

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Life Begins at Ten


American actors Doris Day and Gregory Peck join Eleanor Roosevelt to raise awareness on the life of refugees in Europe. Duration: 14’21″…

24 Dec 2015 / Listen /
Declaration of Human Rights by Eleanor Roosevelt

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