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Over 4000 NGOs gather for annual meeting in New York

United Nations Secretary-General  Ban Ki-moon.  UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

Representatives of civil society have been urged to help in pushing world leaders along the right path in tackling global problems. The appeal came from the UN Secretary-General in a video message to…

27 Aug 2014 / Listen /

Mass atrocities being committed daily in Syria

Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro, Chairperson of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic, UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

Failure by the international community to end the Syrian crisis has fueled the rise of the extremist group Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, whose brutality is threatening to engulf the Middle…

27 Aug 2014 / Listen /
UN health agency addresses climate change and health UN food agency delivers food to Gaza through Rafah crossing Conflict has displaced thousands in Libya, says UN envoy Record number of migrants die crossing the Mediterranean Sea South Sudan leaders urged to implement ceasefire agreement E-cigarettes use poses a threat to adolescents and pregnant mothers, says WHO Small developing islands to reach out to international community UNICEF mounts largest emergency supply operation in a single month Three dead in UN helicopter crash in South Sudan
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Women disproportionately affected by climate change

A Haitian woman and her child receive emergency rations during hurricane Ike in Gonaives.  UN Photo/Logan Abassi

Women are often more affected than men by climate change, especially if during a natural disaster. That's according to…

28 Aug 2014 / Listen /

UN Libya resolution expands arms embargo, calls for "immediate ceasefire"

Security Council Chamber.  UN Photo/Mark Garten

A resolution calling for all parties in Libya to agree on an immediate ceasefire and an end to the…

27 Aug 2014 / Listen /

Civil society leaders discuss post-2015 UN development agenda

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Members of the global civil society are being presented an opportunity to help shape the post-2015 Development Agenda. That's…

27 Aug 2014 / Listen /

Diversified economy key to development of SIDS

Milan Meetarbhan. UN Photo/Devra Berkowitz

A diversified economy is the key to future of small island developing states, according to Ambassador of Mauritius to…

27 Aug 2014 / Listen /
WFP food convoy crosses Rafah crossing into Gaza War crimes and crimes against humanity increase in Syria Samoa prepares to welcome international community Health claims for E-cigarettes disputed by UN health body Urgent need for aid in Ukraine as shelling continues in Lugansk Displaced Iraqis share transit camp with Syrian refugees Justice lacking for victims of sexual violence in Bangladesh, says activist Ebola outbreak"very serious" in Sierra Leone Relief operation in northern Iraq in full swing: UNHCR UN humanitarian chief holds "positive" discussions in Ukraine An information and communication technology project helps people in Vanuatu Security Council "was designed to be a smoke detector not just a fire extinguisher": UK Saudi Arabia's $49 million donation helps to provide health care to Iraqis Spread of Ebola in West Africa remains a concern for UN
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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 /
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