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World's indigenous people gather at UN

General Assembly Hall. UN PHOTO

Indigenous people from around the world are gathering at the United Nations in New York over the next two weeks to discuss issues including social development, youth suicide and human rights. The Permanent…

20 Apr 2015 / Listen /
"Tragedy" of 700 feared dead in Mediterranean Public finance leaders urged to "plant seeds" of post-2015 agenda "Brutal" suicide attack in Afghanistan condemned Human rights likely to worsen in Ukraine Mediterranean smugglers cram burn victims onto boat Thousands flee Burundi amid pre-election violence US$650 million pledged to fight Ebola outbreak "Meaningful negotiations" needed on Syria crisis Public-private partnerships needed to combat transnational cyber-crime
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“Horrified” UN rights chief calls for EU action on migrants

Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein wants the EU to accept that it needs migrant workers. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

Reaction has been swift from the UN's human rights chief following the deaths of 700 migrants who drowned in…

20 Apr 2015 / Listen /

"Terrible day" for UNICEF following attack on mini bus in Somalia

Children collect rubbish in a dust storm in the Shabelle IDP settlement in Garowe, Somalia. Photo: UNICEF/Kate Holt

Four people working for the UN Children's Fund in Somalia have been killed and five others injured after their…

20 Apr 2015 / Listen /

Billions of people still affected by water and sanitation issues

Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Photo: MINUSTAH

One billion people in the world still need access to improved water and two billion need access to improved…

20 Apr 2015 / Listen /

Investing in gender equality

Lana Nusseibeh. UN Photo/Loey Felipe

More money must be spent in key areas such as education and health care in order to enhance gender…

20 Apr 2015 / Listen /

Oceans of plastic

Plastic bottles and garbage waste from a village in Timor-Leste wash on the shores of a river and then spill into the sea. UN Photo/Martine Perret

It's a race against time to save the oceans, says an organisation concerned with marine conservation. The Race for…

20 Apr 2015 / Listen /
Justice for women in Afghanistan “needs strengthening” Criminals are "great innovators" says a UN official Food is "key" for advancement of women US$274m needed to help "ordinary families" survive Yemen conflict Sustainable population trends for the future
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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 the Declaration. Duration: 00:12:53     SHARE WITH…

15 Apr 2015 / Listen /

Could Be

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Actor Martin Gable is part of this anticipation drama about “what could be” if the countries put as much determination in coming…

15 Apr 2015 / Listen /
Peace on Earth