Today's News

UN deplores violence over audit of Afghanistan vote

Photo: Fardin Waezi / UNAMA

The United Nations has deplored the violence that took place on Tuesday between representatives of the campaign teams over the ongoing audit of the Afghan vote. Clashes between supporters of Dr Abdullah Abdullah's…

20 Aug 2014 / Listen /

UN Chief condemns "horrific murder" of US journalist in Iraq


The Secretary-General has strongly condemned the horrific murder of an American journalist in Iraq. According to media reports, James Foley was last seen in Syria in 2012. His murder has reportedly been claimed…

20 Aug 2014 / Listen /
UN system-wide support operation needed to fight Ebola UNHCR in a major aid push into northern Iraq More aid workers kidnapped, seriously injured and killed than ever before: UN Ethiopia now Africa's biggest refugee hosting country First Security Council visit to Somalia since 1994 Road to stabilize CAR will be “bumpy”: UN Envoy
Today's Features

Ebola threatens to create a food security crisis in West Africa

Local community women.	© WFP/Shiomi Kadoya Shimbun

  The outbreak of the Ebola haemorrhagic fever in West Africa is threatening to create a food security crisis…

20 Aug 2014 / Listen /

Lebanon: A Tradition Yields New Opportunities

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With no end in sight to the conflict in Syria, life as a refugee goes on for millions of…

20 Aug 2014 / Listen /

São Tomé – Saved by Chocolate

Solar drying of cocoa beans. ©IFAD/Susan Beccio

São Tomé in West Africa was once the world’s biggest exporter of cocoa, but a decade ago the global…

20 Aug 2014 / Listen /

Fiji: the Organic Island

Fiji (UNifeed video capture)

Fiji is an island country in the South Pacific that faces unique economic and environmental challenges. In response to…

20 Aug 2014 / Listen /
World Humanitarian Day honours those who risk to help others #GirlWithABook creators meet Malala Town of Amirli in northern Iraq remains under siege: OCHA official UN health agency appeals for $14 million to scale up operations in Ukraine UN marks 500 days from deadline for MDGs Avoiding a hard landing in China: IMF Lessons in traditional music revitalise indigenous self-identity Ebola remains serious health problem in West Africa Jobless growth in India "worrying" for policy makers Small fish, big gains in Bangladesh Humanitarian crisis in Iraq declared highest of emergency by UN Paternity rights recognise role of fathers as care-givers
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Actor Melvyn Douglas tells the story of UN staff working in the field, lending his voice as an ‘eyewitness’ to poverty around the globe and the cruelties of war. Language:…

18 Aug 2014 / Listen /

The Day It Happened

Madeleine Carroll.  UN Photo/MB

A drama on the work of the International Red Cross, featuring actors Madeleine Carroll and Franchot Tone, writer Lowell Thomas, and Dag…

18 Aug 2014 / Listen /
Ten Steps Forward