Today's News

40 million worldwide trapped in modern slavery: UN-backed report

New data shows 40 million in modern slavery and 152 million in child labour around the world. Photo: ILO/Marcel Crozet

More than 40 million people worldwide are trapped in modern slavery, while some 152 million children—or one in 10 globally—are subjected to forced labour. The findings come in two reports published on Tuesday…

19 Sep 2017 / Listen /

News in Brief 19 September 2017 (PM)


DRC urged to protect refugees following deadly shooting Authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are being urged to ensure better protection for refugees and asylum-seekers following a deadly shooting incident…

19 Sep 2017 / Listen /
News in Brief 19 September 2017 – Geneva (AM) "Window of opportunity" closing on non-communicable diseases, warns WHO Security Council strongly condemns "highly provocative" DPRK missile launch "Toxic divide" threatens billions with disease, death UN agency proposes "global new deal" that promotes inclusive economies UN chief calls for action on Myanmar and DPRK
Today's Features

Gender equality a "driver" in fighting violence against women, girls

European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica. PHOTO: Alban Mendes de Leon

A concrete plan to fight violence against women and girls demands recognizing its various forms in regions across the…

20 Sep 2017 / Listen /

Time to repair "a world in pieces" and create peace: UN chief


"We are a world in pieces" that needs instead to become a "world at peace." The words of the…

19 Sep 2017 / Listen /

Burundi violence “might be crimes against humanity”


Torture, rape and arbitrary detention in Burundi may amount to crimes against humanity, UN-appointed experts told the Human Rights…

19 Sep 2017 / Listen /

Displaced people "really want to go home": UN South Sudan envoy

Thousands who fled to a UN protection civilian site in Wau in April, 2017. PHOTO: Nektarios Markogiannis/UNMISS

The security situation in Wau, in north-western South Sudan, has improved, with displaced people returning home, the head of…

19 Sep 2017 / Listen /

More economically empowered women are essential to build stronger economies: ITC


Increasing women's participation in global trade will lead to better development outcomes for families and communities. That's the view…

19 Sep 2017 / Listen /
Countries support UN reform pledge UN chief convenes high-level meeting on sexual abuse South Sudan female commander heads new hospital project Lifesaving aid reaches displaced inside Myanmar UN chief implements new gender parity strategy Conflict, climate change behind rise in world hunger: UN report
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People in Houses

Princess Grace of Monaco stars in this drama about the life of refugees in Europe.   Duration: 28’46″…

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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…

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