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Highest numbers of asylums seekers in 22 years registered in 2014

Displaced women in South Sudan. Estimated number of new asylum applications lodged in industrialized countries throughout the year at 866,000. Photo: UNHCR/Helen Caux

The number of people who fled conflicts and other hardships to apply for asylum in industrialized countries was at a 22-year high last year, according to a report released by the UN refugee…

26 Mar 2015 / Listen /
Only 1 in 10 chance of peace in Libya, says UN expert Memorial to Victims of Slavery unveiled at UN Perpetrators of Iraq "horrors" must face justice, says UN rights expert Release of detained staff members urged by UN $30m appeal launched amid Vanuatu devastation Children "bearing brunt" of Yemen violence, says UNICEF Insecurity worsening in Mali, says UN rights expert Bid begins to find trillions for UN's post-2015 goals
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Incoming Israeli government urged to show commitment to two-state solution

Outgoing Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Robert Serry delivers his final briefing to the Security Council. UN Photo/Loey Felipe

The incoming Israeli government has been urged by the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process to…

26 Mar 2015 / Listen /

Senegalese encouraged to eat local foods to develop economy

Woman sells mango and sweet potato jam at the food processing shop in Bantantinnting, Senegal. UN Photo/Evan Schneider

The practice of eating locally grown food has changed the lives of 250,000 people in Senegal, according to the…

26 Mar 2015 / Listen /

Nepal men urged to end violence against women

Event in Rajbiraj City, Nepal, to promote gender equality. Photo: UNFPA

Men in Nepal are being encouraged by the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) to play their role in ending violence…

26 Mar 2015 / Listen /

Architect shares inside look of slavery memorial

A close-up from the memorial on the legacy of slavery. UN Photo/Devra Berkowitz

A permanent memorial to honour the victims of slavery and the transatlantic slave trade will help teach present and…

25 Mar 2015 / Listen /
"Outrage must be matched by action" to protect children in conflict South African student sees "bigger world" through Model UN Children face mines risk in South Sudan E-commerce opportunities growing in developing world Urgent support needed by crisis–stricken farmers in CAR Building violence free communities in India Hundreds of child soldiers released in South Sudan
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Peace on Earth

Actor Charles Boyer discusses the cruelties of war, highlighting the urgency for peace in troubled areas such as Korea, India, Iraq, Germany and Syria, and giving a voice to soldiers…

24 Dec 2014 / Listen /

1996 Declaration of World Thanksgiving

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The United Nations celebrates the 1996 Declaration of World Thanksgiving, marking the first time every country in the General Assembly unanimously voted…

4 Nov 2014 / Listen /
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