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Congo calls for unity to defeat Boko Haram "scourge"

Civilians in north-eastern Nigeria search for Boko Haram suspects.  Photo: Obinna Anyadike/IRIN

High-level diplomacy continued Thursday at the UN in Geneva at the UN's Human Rights Council, with Congo adding its weight to the call for West African states to unite against Boko Haram separatists.…

5 Mar 2015 / Listen /
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Global food prices drop to 55-month low in February

Combine harvesters work the fields in France. Photo: FAO

Global food prices declined in February to their lowest level since July 2010, according to the UN Food and…

5 Mar 2015 / Listen /

Building a lifetime of opportunity for women and girls

Promotion image of The Empowerment Bridge: Building a Lifetime of Opportunity for Women and Girls

Grassroots organisations are key to women's economic empowerment, according to a representative from the private sector speaking at the…

5 Mar 2015 / Listen /

Reliable data needed to monitor socio economic development

2015 is a landmark year for achieving the Millennium Development Goals. Above, people carry drinking water in Bangladesh. Photo: Mohammad Rakibul Hasan/UNDP(file)

Securing reliable data to monitor development requires "effective, strong, sound" national statistical systems. That's the view of Lenni Montiel,…

5 Mar 2015 / Listen /

Asia and Pacific countries still face challenges in fighting poverty

Access to safe drinking water is still a problem in Asia Pacific. UNDP is working to overcome these challenges. Photo: UNICEF (file)

Countries in the Asia and Pacific region are still facing a lot of challenges in eliminating poverty and promoting…

5 Mar 2015 / Listen /
UN-led Libya peace talks to resume in Morocco Women's empowerment is unfinished business, says ITC chief East African countries work towards a single currency Militia in South Sudan urged to release abducted children Security Council to impose targeted sanctions for peace in South Sudan
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Peace on Earth

Actor Charles Boyer discusses the cruelties of war, highlighting the urgency for peace in troubled areas such as Korea, India, Iraq, Germany and Syria, and giving a voice to soldiers…

24 Dec 2014 / Listen /

1996 Declaration of World Thanksgiving

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The United Nations celebrates the 1996 Declaration of World Thanksgiving, marking the first time every country in the General Assembly unanimously voted…

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