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25 million children across the Middle East to get polio drops

Photo: UNICEF/Ayberk Yurtsever

Twenty-five million children under five across the Middle East will get vaccinated against polio in the coming weeks. The announcement was made by UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) ahead of World…

24 Oct 2014 / Listen /

Use of cluster munitions in Ukraine "unacceptable"

Oscar Fernandez-Taranco, Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs, UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

Reports have surfaced in recent days alleging the "widespread use" of banned cluster munitions in Ukraine. That's what Oscar Fernandez-Taranco, the Assistant Secretary-General (ASG) for Political Affairs told the Security Council on Friday.…

24 Oct 2014 / Listen /
Europe's plan to cut emissions by 40% sets new "climate" standard IPU "shocked and saddened" by attack on Canada's Parliament iTrace global weapons tracking system officially launched $2.2 billion needed to assist Iraqi people Kuwait receives $1 billion in war reparations from UN panel Intolerance remains a challenge as Burundi prepares for elections People traveling from Ebola-affected states to be screened Half a million more cases of TB in world than previously estimated There is no alternative to "silencing the guns" in South Sudan: UN 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
Today's Features

Lang Lang performs with global youth orchestra on UN Day

Lang Lang. UN Photo/Amanda Voisard

Young musicians from around the world are preparing to perform at the UN with the world-renowned concert pianist Lang…

24 Oct 2014 / Listen /

Gender needs of women in prison not taken into account

Rashida Manjoo. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

Women in prison experience more difficult conditions than men, according to the UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women.…

24 Oct 2014 / Listen /

Kosovo observes United Nations Day

UN Photo/Mark Garten

Making sure all Kosovars have equal opportunities and can share in nation's development is a key focus of the…

24 Oct 2014 / Listen /

On UN birthday, Afghans look back at their partnership

United Nations security officers raise the UN flag. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras

The UN in Afghanistan has been focused on rebuilding and restoring peace in the country since it opened a…

24 Oct 2014 / Listen /
Security concerns remain in Burundi ahead of 2015 elections "The Soil" from South Africa brings its message to the UN Economic growth in Africa overshadowed by Ebola Nine million people developed tuberculosis in 2013 "Huge challenge" getting aid to displaced people in South Sudan 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
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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