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Half a million more cases of TB in world than previously estimated

A health worker dispensing tuberculosis medication.  Credit:  WHO/Marcus Garcia

New estimates of the tuberculosis (TB) burden reveal that there are half a million more cases of the disease than previously estimated. That's according to the World Health Organization's 2014 Global Tuberculosis Report…

22 Oct 2014 / Listen /

There is no alternative to "silencing the guns" in South Sudan: UN

SRSG Ellen Margrethe Loj making remarks at Nepalese Battalion Medal Parade.
Credit: September 5, 2014  UN Photo/JC McIlwaine

A comprehensive peace agreement is urgently needed to restore peace and security in South Sudan. That's what Ellen Margrethe Lǿj, the head of the UN Mission in the country (UNMISS) told the Security…

22 Oct 2014 / Listen /
New programme against desertification for Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Cambodia publishes its first report on violence against children DRC surgeon receives Sakharov Prize for helping rape victims Forensic science plays key role in fight against torture Ebola vaccines from Canada and UK to be tested on humans Aid reaches Kobane displaced for first time in 12 months 15 new countries elected to UN Human Rights Council "Clear connection between torture and corruption": UN "Cycle of build and destroy must end" in Gaza: Ban Ki-moon Ebola Trust Fund totals $14 million but "needs much more" 15 countries vying for seats on UN Human Rights Council More UN bases open in South Sudan for displaced persons
Today's Features

"The Soil" from South Africa brings its message to the UN

Ntsika Ngxanga, from the a capella group "The Soil" from South Africa, participated at a "Music for Peace" event at the UN.  (Video capture)

An award winning a capella group from South Africa known as "The Soil" brought its harmonies to the UN…

23 Oct 2014 / Listen /

Economic growth in Africa overshadowed by Ebola

Photo: WHO/C. Banluta

Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa continue to enjoy economic growth which is currently at five per cent according to the…

23 Oct 2014 / Listen /

Nine million people developed tuberculosis in 2013

A technician prepares blood for testing at the Blue House Clinic in Mathare slum, Nairobi, Kenya, 5 February 2007. The clinic provides treatment for people living with HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis, run by Médecins Sans Frontières 
© Siegfried/IRIN

Improvement in the collection of information on tuberculosis shows that there are almost half a million more cases of…

22 Oct 2014 / Listen /

"Huge challenge" getting aid to displaced people in South Sudan

Ellen Margrethe Løj, new Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS).  UNMISS/JC McIlwaine

Delivering humanitarian aid to the people in need in South Sudan is a huge challenge due to the rainy…

22 Oct 2014 / Listen /
Korea urges Japan to take responsibility for "comfort women" issue "Recipes" exist to combat desertification: FAO Vaccines developed to tackle Ebola outbreak in West Africa Meeting in Jamaica seeks to unlock Caribbean economic growth Violence in schools, physical and sexual, underreported Number of Syrian refugees entering Lebanon limited South Sudanese women unveil agenda for peace and development Power of science recognised on anniversary of nuclear organization National Geographic and FAO raise awareness about food security "The Good Lie" movie teaches about violence against children during war Young volunteers going door to door to prevent Ebola Aid workers in "totally unmapped terrain" in Ebola fight Kenya taking action to empower young people Bamboo can help to "combat climate change"
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John F. Kennedy, 1963.

JFK at the United Nations

President of the United States John F. Kennedy addresses the UN General Assembly for the final time, during the “relative calm” of 1963. Language: English Genre: Speech 1963 Duration: 29’04″…

24 Sep 2014 / Listen /

Pope John Paul II Speaks Before the General Assembly

Pope John Paul II

For the United Nations’ 50th birthday, Pope John Paul II praises the quest for freedom as one of the distinguished marks of…

24 Sep 2014 / Listen /
Nelson Mandela Addresses General Assembly