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Gear shift needed to reduce road traffic deaths, says WHO

Safety often fails to keep up with road-building in fast-developing countries, WHO says. Photo: IRIN/Reena Gurung

"Appalling numbers" of children die on the roads but the World Health Organization (WHO) believes it may have found…

4 May 2015 / Listen /

Incremental increases in global warming can impact human rights

John Knox. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

Increases in global warming of even half of a degree Celsius impact people's ability to enjoy their human rights.…

4 May 2015 / Listen /

61 journalists killed on duty in 2014

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Sixty-one journalists were killed while carrying out their work in 2014, according to the United Nations. World Press Freedom…

3 May 2015 / Listen /

Documentary film fights for social inclusion of people with albinism

'In The Shadow Of The Sun' tells the story of two albino men as they attempt to follow their dreams in the face of prejudice in Tanzania © 2015 IN THE SHADOW OF THE SUN

A documentary film which promotes the rights of people with albinism in Africa has been touring rural areas in…

2 May 2015 / Listen /

Clean water a priority in Nepal following earthquake

Displaced families gather in an open field following the earthquake. Credit: UNICEF Nepal/Rupa Joshi

The authorities in Nepal are working with the international community to ensure the supply of clean water to prevent…

1 May 2015 / Listen /
Treaty “stepping stone” to nuclear free world Conditions “worsening” for indigenous groups’ development Africa looking to fill jobs for expanding workforce Freedom of jazz brings tolerance UNICEF issues “wake-up call” to industrialised nations on child rights
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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 /

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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 /
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