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UN Chief "alarmed" by Israel seizure of land in West Bank

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. UN Photo/Mark Garten

The UN Secretary-General has expressed alarm at the announcement by Israeli authorities to declare as so-called “state land” nearly 1,000 acres of land in the Bethlehem area of the West Bank. Ban Ki-moon…

2 Sep 2014 / Listen /

Message on climate change reaching world governments

Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands 
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The message on the need to combat climate change is reaching world governments, the President of the UN General Assembly has said at an international conference in Samoa. Over 100 countries are currently…

1 Sep 2014 / Listen /
UN Human Rights Council meets to discuss situation in Iraq Iraq appeals for international help to defeat ISIL International community must support small islands in the forefront of change UN Secretary-General becomes Samoan chief World business leaders gather in Samoa to support small island developing states Civilian death toll in eastern Ukraine significantly high Three million Syrians are now refugees Memorial for helicopter crash victims held in South Sudan Societies grapple with identity-based tensions, says senior UN official Security Council condemns actions of Houthi forces in Yemen UN official warns of a "dangerous escalation" in the conflict in Ukraine
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Vaccination for children at a standstill due to Ebola, says UNICEF


The Ebola virus disease is creating very negative effects for children in West Africa—mostly on health care and education—according…

2 Sep 2014 / Listen /

"Sea-locked countries" face up to climate change

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Small island nations are looking at ways to work with the international community to counter the danger of climate…

2 Sep 2014 / Listen /

Stopping climate change "about people, about survival"

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Putting an end to the harmful affects of climate change is about the survival of people across the world.…

2 Sep 2014 / Listen /

Over 1 million Somalis face acute food insecurity, says UN official

UN Photo/Stuart Price

More than one million people in Somalia face acute food insecurity, according to the latest findings of an assessment…

2 Sep 2014 / Listen /
Partnerships agreed at Samoa small islands conference "Once-in-a-decade opportunity" for small island developing states Island nations need partnerships not "grand-standing" to develop Trinidad and Tobago's unique small island situation Samoan villagers shelter from tsunamis on higher ground Poverty and inequality on the increase in Pacific UN rights chief pleased with "Rights Up Front" legacy Samoa welcomes international community to islands conference Average of 36 people killed daily in eastern Ukraine: UN Private sector encouraged to play leading role in small island developing states #GirlWithABook creators are helping to build a library in Pakistan Women disproportionately affected by climate change UN Alliance of Civilization forum promoting "culture of peace" Displaced people in South Sudan's Bentiu town live in "very dire" conditions
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Rock Hudson: The Open Door

American actor Rock Hudson tells the story of a reformed mental health institution in Bethlehem and the work of World Health Organization. Language: English Genre: Drama 1959 Duration: 4’28″…

22 Aug 2014 / Listen /

Maurice Chevalier: Penicillin Featurette

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French actor and singer Maurice Chevalier tells the story of a young woman in a village in Haiti who is saved with…

22 Aug 2014 / Listen /