Today's News

Extreme poverty rate set to fall below 10% by end of 2015

A slum area in Cambodia. Photo: World Bank/Masaru Goto

The number of people living in extreme poverty around the world is likely to fall to under 10 per cent of the global population in 2015, according to World Bank projections. The bank…

5 Oct 2015 / Listen /
Empower and value teachers to reach new global goals Germany commended for trial of Rwandan rebel leaders "Genuine democracy" must be supported in Burkina Faso Sudan bemoans sanctions and boycotts 500 children killed in Yemen in last six months People of Greece have demonstrated "solidarity' with migrants Foreign Minister says Russia and west "eye-to-eye" on fighting terrorism in Syria Prime Minister proposes "Marshall Plan" for Somalia Myanmar discrimination is “institutional” Elections "should" take place by year's end, says Haitian president Palestine no longer bound by Oslo peace deal with Israel CAR risks return to civil war, rights expert warns Reconciliation "imperative" to Sri Lanka's future Number of over-60s set to double, says WHO Move to prevent Security Council right to veto in mass atrocities Yemen's President urges rebels to lay down their weapons Treatment of migrants "sheer hypocrisy" says EU Death penalty practices must be reconsidered Russia fighting "aggressive war" against Ukraine CAR clashes may be "catastrophic" as elections near Africa "bids farewell" to coup d'états Ukraine people to face harsh winter without aid "Towering achievement" as UN General Assembly opens
Today's Features

Countries struggling to stop movements of foreign terrorist fighters

Jean-Paul Laborde, Executive Director of the Counter-Terrorism Committee.
UN File Photo/Loey Felipe

Many countries are struggling to put in place passport monitoring systems aimed at preventing the international flow of terrorist…

6 Oct 2015 / Listen /

Adolescent health care targeted by UN

A girl laughs during a skit on the prevention of HIV, at a youth centre in Moundou, Chad. Photo: UNICEF/P. Esteve

Young people around the world are expected to benefit from new guidelines issued by the UN aimed at improving…

6 Oct 2015 / Listen /

Putting Afghan women at the centre of farming development

Tomio Shichiri, FAO country director, Afghanistan. Photo: UNAMA

A lack of land and capital has been hampering the role of Afghan women in the countryside, according to…

6 Oct 2015 / Listen /

Inquiry into fatal Afghan hospital strikes must be "impartial”

Special Representative for Afghanistan, Nicholas Haysom. File Photo: UNAMA/Fardin Waezi

The UN has strongly condemned the airstrike on a hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz on Saturday, which…

5 Oct 2015 / Listen /

Work must begin immediately on new development agenda

President of the seventieth session of the General Assembly, Mogens Lykketoft (centre), closes the annual general debate. UN Photo/Cia Pak

The previous two weeks of intense activity at United Nations headquarters were an "historic" convergence of high-level events, said…

5 Oct 2015 / Listen /
Refugee crisis a "shame", but not a "surprise" First draft of new climate change deal presented to governments Fishing kits and seeds part of aid relief in South Sudan Burundi denies the country's taking a step backwards on human rights The political will exists for lasting peace, says South Sudan vice-president. Libyans urged to forge their own peace now Syria: International community must stop terrorist flow Gender issues must feature in new climate deal Chemical industry told not to cheat on global goals Israel accuses world powers of "deafening silence" over Iran threats “Honour” peace agreements in Mali World seeing "explosion" of refugees CAR entering delicate period ahead of elections Somalia latest country to sign child rights treaty
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Programmes from UN Headquarters



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


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

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