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UN chief to make appeal to work together and reach MDGs

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

The UN Chief is due to make an appeal to countries to work together, reduce poverty, and meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is on Tuesday in Mexico…

15 Apr 2014 / Listen /
Iran urged to halt execution of woman Michael Douglas tells youth to lead change for disarmament Modest trade growth anticipated for next two years following slump All countries can reach Universal Health Coverage UN chief condemns "indiscriminate" killing of people in Nigeria bus station attack Constructive dialogue needed between Kiev and Moscow, says Ban Ki-moon Torture at "reception parties" in Syrian detention facilities Sixty-five per cent of chemical weapons removed from Syria Children given right to complain to UN about violations of their rights European governments discuss health and environmental impacts of transport Call to invest more in human development on Global Day of Action on Military Spending Up to 40,000 Russian troops amassed near Ukraine border Russia accused of "waging war against Ukraine" Vote counting proceeds smoothly in Guinea Bissau Joint call for action on South Sudan by UN, US, EU Better planned cities with capacity to diminish inequalities needed: UN-Habitat Chief Rise in migrants crossing Mediterranean Militias prevent civilians from fleeing Central African Republic: UNHCR
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UN rapporteur waits to hear about execution of Iranian woman

Ahmed Shaheed, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran. UN Photo/Amanda Voisard

The execution of an Iranian woman has reportedly been postponed following the intervention of the UN Special Rapporteur on…

15 Apr 2014 / Listen /

New treaty empowers children to stand for their rights

Millions of girls and boys worldwide are victims of sexual exploitation. Photo: UNICEF/NYHQ2011-2384 Giacomo Pirozzi, Philippines 2011

A new treaty allowing children to file a complaint directly to the UN about alleged violations of their rights…

15 Apr 2014 / Listen /

Over 95,000 South Sudanese refugees arrive in Ethiopia

In a thatched hut she helped build, Nyakuor Duer prepares food for her four children at Kule refugee camp. She is among some 93,000 South Sudanese refugees who have fled to Ethiopia's western Gambella Regional State.  UNHCR/L.F.Godinho

Refugees from South Sudan continue to arrive in the remote Ethiopian Gambella region at a rate of up to…

15 Apr 2014 / Listen /

Actor Michael Douglas calls on youth to champion disarmament issues

Michael Douglas, American Actor and UN Messenger of Peace.

Young people around the world are being encouraged to a to play what's been described as a "critical" role…

15 Apr 2014 / Listen /
Detainees in Syria routinely "tortured" Ukraine accuses Russia of "waging war" Guinea-Bissau holds "watershed" general elections Countries urged to step up action against destructive banana disease Evaluation tools central to success of development goals "The Little Prince's Day" highlights common values with the UN “Digital smoke signals” used as disaster alert in Indonesia Guinea-Bissau prepares for "most important" elections Political commitment needed to create equitable cities Heavy rainfalls and continued fighting exacerbate South Sudan crisis Countries urged to provide poorest people with equal access to water and hygiene services Free app helps locate wrongly lit city street lamps Industrialization crucial for structural transformation in Africa Building "resilient cities" from the bottom up UN peacekeeping operation to CAR approved by Security Council Development answer to reducing global homicide rate Rape and impunity in the Democratic Republic of Congo Mobile application to boost greener cities
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