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Life-saving supplies enter Amerli in Iraq after siege lifted

Workers unload trucks laden with hundreds of tents for families displaced by the recent fighting in Iraq.© UNHCR/E.Colt

Forty-five metric tonnes of life-saving supplies have been delivered to the population of the town of Amerli in Iraq following the end of a two month siege, according to UNICEF. An estimated 3,000…

2 Sep 2014 / Listen /

UN Chief "alarmed" by Israel seizure of land in West Bank

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. UN Photo/Mark Garten

The UN Secretary-General has expressed alarm at the announcement by Israeli authorities to declare as so-called “state land” nearly 1,000 acres of land in the Bethlehem area of the West Bank. Ban Ki-moon…

2 Sep 2014 / Listen /
Terrorism is our common enemy, says UN Secretary-General Message on climate change reaching world governments UN Human Rights Council meets to discuss situation in Iraq Iraq appeals for international help to defeat ISIL International community must support small islands in the forefront of change UN Secretary-General becomes Samoan chief World business leaders gather in Samoa to support small island developing states Civilian death toll in eastern Ukraine significantly high Three million Syrians are now refugees Memorial for helicopter crash victims held in South Sudan Societies grapple with identity-based tensions, says senior UN official
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Zanzibar economy suffering affects of climate change


The development of the Indian Ocean archipelago of Zanzibar is being held back by the affects of climate change,…

3 Sep 2014 / Listen /

International criminal justice system faces challenges: UN Prosecutor

Serge Brammertz. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras

The international criminal justice system is facing challenges, according to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the…

3 Sep 2014 / Listen /

Ebola outbreak is "accelerating ahead" of control efforts

After being triaged at the emergency room, people presenting Ebola-like symptoms are directed to the Department of Infectious Disease. Conakry, Guinea. Photo: WHO/T. Jasarevic

The outbreak of the Ebola virus disease in West Africa is accelerating ahead of the efforts to control it,…

3 Sep 2014 / Listen /

Samoan villagers adapt to realities of climate change

Luatuanu'u village, Samoa
Daniel Dickinson/UN Radio

Villagers on the Pacific Ocean island of Samoa are adapting their way of life to counter the negative impacts…

3 Sep 2014 / Listen /
Vaccination for children at a standstill due to Ebola, says UNICEF "Sea-locked countries" face up to climate change Stopping climate change "about people, about survival" Over 1 million Somalis face acute food insecurity, says UN official Partnerships agreed at Samoa small islands conference "Once-in-a-decade opportunity" for small island developing states Island nations need partnerships not "grand-standing" to develop Trinidad and Tobago's unique small island situation Samoan villagers shelter from tsunamis on higher ground Poverty and inequality on the increase in Pacific UN rights chief pleased with "Rights Up Front" legacy Samoa welcomes international community to islands conference Average of 36 people killed daily in eastern Ukraine: UN Private sector encouraged to play leading role in small island developing states
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Rock Hudson: The Open Door

American actor Rock Hudson tells the story of a reformed mental health institution in Bethlehem and the work of World Health Organization. Language: English Genre: Drama 1959 Duration: 4’28″…

22 Aug 2014 / Listen /

Maurice Chevalier: Penicillin Featurette

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French actor and singer Maurice Chevalier tells the story of a young woman in a village in Haiti who is saved with…

22 Aug 2014 / Listen /