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"Runaway urban growth" should be at top of world's priorities: UN

Port Moresby is highly vulnerable to climate change © UN-Habitat

Governments, local authorities and international institutions should place urban challenges of the 21st century at the top of their priorities. That's according to Joan Clos, the Executive Director of the United Nations Human…

17 Sep 2014 / Listen /

Elections remains critical phase in CAR: UN peacekeeping chief

The ceremony of transfer of authority from MISCA to MINUSCA in Bangui on 15 September, 2014. UN Photo/ Catianne Tijerina.

The elections in the Central African Republic or CAR remain a critical phase, the outcome of which will show whether that the country has returned to constitutional order. The UN peacekeeping chief, Hervé…

17 Sep 2014 / Listen /
ISIL profiting from international inaction to end the Syrian civil war World can no longer afford to burn its way through prosperity, says Ban "Gaza could implode again", warns UN Middle East Envoy US actor Leonardo DiCaprio named UN Messenger of Peace 700 migrants drown after boat sunk by human traffickers One Billion dollars needed to contain Ebola outbreak World hunger falls but 805 million still chronically undernourished Child mortality rates falling faster than ever: UNICEF Head of UNAMID calls for restraint in Darfur
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"Tragic incident" as 15 Syrian children die following measles immunization

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Fifteen children have died in Syria after receiving a contaminated measles vaccination as part of a UN immunization campaign.…

18 Sep 2014 / Listen /

Cambodia aims to triple rice exports by 2015

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Cambodia is aiming to triple its export of rice by the end of 2015. That's the ambitious goal of…

18 Sep 2014 / Listen /

"Tragic incident" as 15 Syrian children die following measles immunization

A UNICEF staff member vaccinates a child against measles in a refugee camp in the Democratic Republic of Congo.  UN Photo/Marie Frechon

Fifteen children have died in Syria after receiving a contaminated measles vaccination as part of a UN immunization campaign.…

18 Sep 2014 / Listen /

Massive UNHCR aid operation in northern Iraq

A group of internally displaced Iraqi girls queue for food at a community kitchen in a village in Iraqi Kurdistan's Dohuk governorate.© UNHCR/B.Szandelszky

The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) is conducting a massive aid operation to assist some 500,000 Iraqis displaced by conflict…

18 Sep 2014 / Listen /
Role of big data in climate change action to be highlighted during Climate Summit Natural disasters displace more people than conflicts "Stage set" for post-2015 agenda says outgoing General Assembly President Photo blogger helps UN promote understanding of common humanity Most neonatal deaths can be prevented: UNICEF Over 800 million people still undernourished despite reduction in world hunger: FAO Largest ever international support operation to fight Ebola "Bold initiatives" ahead of UN climate change summit UN Humanitarian Chief "struck" by brutality in Iraq Conflict in Darfur reduces but more people flee homes Benefits expected as UN takes over African-led mission in Central African Republic Respect and understanding needed to be Speaker in India South Sudan’s women welcome ratification of CEDAW Women parliamentary leaders address gender issues Cuba offers 165 health professionals for Ebola response in West Africa
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The Energetic Trio

The 1961 UN Radio programme explores a future with clean energy sources. Scientists discuss the possibilities of utilizing the sun, wind and heat stored deep beneath the earth's surface and…

17 Sep 2014 / Listen /

The Yeti

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Toni Hagen the Swiss geologist, Aila the sherpa and Fritz the dachshund traverse the Himalayas over and over enough to have climbed…

15 Sep 2014 / Listen /
Three Buildings by a River