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Cuba praised for sending more doctors, nurses to fight Ebola

A team of 165 Cuban medical doctors and nurses have arrived in Sierra Leone early in October 2014 to support the Ebola response efforts. Photo: WHO/S. Gborie

Cuba is being praised for sending more doctors and nurses to help fight the Ebola pandemic in West Africa. Margaret Chan, the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) spoke via video conference…

20 Oct 2014 / Listen /

Heightened concern over civilians trapped in North Kivu violence

Peacekeepers serving with the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) patrol the small town of Katanga, outside Pinga, in North Kivu Province.  UN Photo/Sylvain Liechti

Aid workers in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) say they are extremely concerned about civilians trapped in violence near Beni town. Uganda-based rebels called the Allied Defence Forces (ADF) are believed to…

20 Oct 2014 / Listen /
Venezuela urged to release opposition leaders and their followers Preparations begin to assist Iraqi displaced before winter Ebola "hijacked every aspect of life" in West Africa One fifth of developing world population lives in extreme poverty Biodiversity-related financing aid to developing countries to be doubled Ebola placing "serious constraints" on agriculture in West Africa 2014, deadliest year at sea off Yemen Abduction of UN workers in South Sudan condemned Maldives government urged to defend independence of human rights body Militia in Central African Republic urged to respect medical facilities Mass screening for malnutrition aims to reach 600,000 children in South Sudan Women's economic empowerment "key" to poverty eradication
Today's Features

Violence in schools, physical and sexual, underreported

Students of a midwifery school in El Fasher, North Darfur, participate in a march  against Gender Violence.  UN Photo/Albert González Farran

Violence in schools around the world is considered as "normal" which is why it is often not documented, according…

21 Oct 2014 / Listen /

Number of Syrian refugees entering Lebanon limited

Syrian refugee boy in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley.  (UNHCR video capture)

There has been a decrease in the number of Syrian refugees entering Lebanon, according to the UN Refugee Agency…

20 Oct 2014 / Listen /

South Sudanese women unveil agenda for peace and development

A women representative speaks to other participants during an Outreach Event on the Role of UNMISS in Promoting Peace and Stability in Jonglei State.  (file photo)  UN Photo/Martine Perret

Women in South Sudan have unveiled an agenda for peace and sustainable development which includes the voices and aspirations…

20 Oct 2014 / Listen /

Power of science recognised on anniversary of nuclear organization

Rolf-Dieter Heuer. UN Photo/Evan Schneider

The transformative power of science is being recognised at the United Nations on Monday as the international community gets…

20 Oct 2014 / Listen /
National Geographic and FAO raise awareness about food security "The Good Lie" movie teaches about violence against children during war Young volunteers going door to door to prevent Ebola Aid workers in "totally unmapped terrain" in Ebola fight Kenya taking action to empower young people Bamboo can help to "combat climate change" Women farmers face challenges in male-dominated industry Ebola outbreak demands an "urgent and global" response Indigenous groups given fund to protect natural areas Family farms as key agents to eradicate hunger Ebola survivors enlisted to help in the fight against the disease Biodiversity not "detached from humankind" China "long-standing" partnership with Africa continues to evolve Women of Antigua and Barbuda "heart and soul" of conservation work
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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

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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 /
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