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Half a million new cancers in 2012 due to obesity

WHO/Godfrey Xuereb

Nearly half a million new cancer cases per year can be attributed to being overweight or obese, according to a new study by the UN's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). The…

25 Nov 2014 / Listen /

Violence against women and girls a "global pandemic": UN chief

United Nations Secretariat shines in orange light kicking off Orange YOUR Neighbourhood anti-violence campaign for the International Day to End Violence against Women. November 2014. UN Photo/E. Debebe

Violence against women and girls is a global pandemic that destroys lives, fractures communities and holds back development, according to the UN Secretary-General. Ban Ki-moon was speaking at the commemoration of the International…

25 Nov 2014 / Listen /
Battling plague in Madagascar “complicated”, says WHO Palestinian homes "must cease to be a target" Burundi rights defenders under pressure "Disproportionate number" of African Americans killed by police "No doubt" UN sanctions are effective People "orange" neighbourhoods to eliminate violence against women Trafficking in children on the increase Transmission rates still 'disturbing', says UN's Ebola envoy
Today's Features

Papua New Guinea faces up to "resource curse"

PNG/UN Photo

Papua New Guinea is facing up to the challenge of a so-called "resource curse" as it focuses on boosting…

27 Nov 2014 / Listen /

Developing countries engage in a "win-win" partnership

South-South Technology Transfer Facility for SIDS Launched in Samoa. UNOSSC@PHOTO

The promotion of development around the world is no longer based solely on developed countries helping developing ones, according…

26 Nov 2014 / Listen /

Young Haitian girls empowered through “men’s” jobs

Girls fixing the bus.  (UNifeed video capture)

Young Haitian girls are being empowered through a project which trains them to do jobs traditionally reserved for men.…

26 Nov 2014 / Listen /

Rare St Francis of Assisi documents go on show at UN

An exhibition of manuscripts from the 13th century on the life of St. Francis of Assisi opened at UN headquarters on 17 November. Entitled

Documents dating back over 800 years which tell the story of the life and work of the Italian friar…

26 Nov 2014 / Listen /
Campaign to end violence against women kicks off Seawater sampling for radiation continues in Fukushima Women deserve to live free of fear says Zimbabwean-American actress Kidnapping for ransom provides terrorists with funds "Hope" lost in South Sudan due to conflict Ethiopia has political will to push industrialization Nutrition habits in China changing, obesity on rise Unhealthy foods in Thailand creating new nutritional challenges Countries at Rome conference vow to fight malnutrition Humanitarian situation "dire" in South Sudan "Sky is the limit" for Africa says senior UN official "Close to impossible" to reach communities in terrorist-controlled areas in Iraq Up to 1mn in Syria, Iraq may be "left out in cold" this winter Report on world's children shows progress and challenges
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1996 Declaration of World Thanksgiving

The United Nations celebrates the 1996 Declaration of World Thanksgiving, marking the first time every country in the General Assembly unanimously voted in support of a spiritual idea. Language: English…

4 Nov 2014 / Listen /

The War on Flu

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The story of influenza and the fight against the virus led by the World Health Organization. Language: English Genre: Drama 1954 Duration:…

4 Nov 2014 / Listen /
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