Today's News

Hunger on the rise in South Sudan

Two-year-old, Kuot is being treated for severe acute malnutrition, at the UNICEF-supported Al-Shabbah Children's Hospital, in Juba, South Sudan. Photo: UNICEF/Sebastian Rich

Nearly three million people in South Sudan, or roughly a quarter of the population, require food assistance. That's according to three UN agencies which are concerned by what they are calling an escalating…

8 Feb 2016 / Listen /
"Significant measures" to be taken against DPRK following missile launch DPRK missile launch "deeply deplorable" Transparency campaigner should be released from "arbitrary detention" 200 million girls "harmed" by female genital mutilation New sexual abuse allegations against UN peacekeepers in CAR World leaders meet to raise US$9bn for Syria crisis Envoy announces "temporary pause" in Syrian talks Risk of Zika virus spreading in Europe
Today's Features

World drug problem is a "women's rights issue"


An increase in drug addiction means an increase in violence against women. That's the view of Pakistani MP, Asiya…

9 Feb 2016 / Listen /

Pain of genital cutting remains with Kenyan activist


A Kenyan woman who was subjected to female genital mutilation or cutting has described how the pain of the…

9 Feb 2016 / Listen /

People turned to radio following earthquake in Haiti


The people of Haiti immediately turned to their radios for vital information following the earthquake which devastated their country…

9 Feb 2016 / Listen /

Radio can be "difference between life and death" in emergencies

Irina Bokova, UNESCO Director General (left), Peter Launsky-Tieffenthal, Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information at the UN (center left), Anne Bennett, Executive Director of Hirondelle USA (center right), and Pamela Falk, President of the UN Correspondents Association (right), speaking at the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women. Photo: Melanie Futorian

Radio plays an essential role in situations of conflict or disaster, sometimes making the "difference between life and death",…

8 Feb 2016 / Listen /

Fresh evidence of mass killings in Syria prisons


  Allegations of so-called "executions" by Syrian state actors have been published by a top UN rights panel. Citing…

8 Feb 2016 / Listen /
Helping communities abandon practice of female cutting Tanzania records "strong" economic growth in 2015 A UN "world first" as special stamps are issued supporting LGBT rights UN body says Wikileaks founder should be allowed to go free
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People in Houses

Princess Grace of Monaco stars in this drama about the life of refugees in Europe.   Duration: 28’46″…

24 Dec 2015 / Listen /

Life Begins at Ten


American actors Doris Day and Gregory Peck join Eleanor Roosevelt to raise awareness on the life of refugees in Europe. Duration: 14’21″…

24 Dec 2015 / Listen /
Declaration of Human Rights by Eleanor Roosevelt

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