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UN Chief: "In the name of humanity, violence in Gaza must stop"

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (at lectern) speaks to journalists on the going hostilities in Gaza. UN Photo/Mark Garten

The Secretary-General has called for an "immediate and unconditional humanitarian ceasefire" in Gaza, urging for an end to the violence "in the name of humanity". Mr Ban Ki-moon was speaking at a press…

28 Jul 2014 / Listen /

"Deplorable" situation in IDP camps in Myanmar's Rakhine state

Yanghee Lee. UN Photo/JC McIlwaine

The situation is deplorable in several camps for internally displaced people (IDPs) in Rakhine State, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar stated after a ten-day visit to the…

28 Jul 2014 / Listen /
UN urged to enhance cooperation with AU, EU in peace missions WHO call to eliminate viral hepatitis on World Hepatitis Day UN warns of serious human rights violations in eastern Ukraine Ban appeals for extension of humanitarian pause, reiterates call for 7 day truce in Gaza
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UNICEF: women most affected Ebola outbreak in W. Africa

A nurse comforts a patient who has been diagnosed to have the Ebola virus. Photo: WHO/Chris Black

Women are the most affected by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, according to Laurent Duvillier, Regional Communication Specialist…

30 Jul 2014 / Listen /

"Rapid and terrifying" deterioration of humanitarian situation in Gaza

UN Photo/Shareef Sarhan

The humanitarian situation in Gaza is deteriorating at a "rapid and terrifying" pace, according to Jens Laerke, Spokesperson for…

30 Jul 2014 / Listen /

Humanitarian drones promoted by UNICEF

Pia Zaragoza – UNICEF video capture

Drones or unmanned aerial vehicles could become a common sight in humanitarian crises across Africa, if a United States-based…

29 Jul 2014 / Listen /

Midwife makes life better for Syrian refugee women through her work

Mama Munira. UNTV (video capture)

Over the past three years, Syria’s civil war has left more then 130,000 dead and forced millions to flee…

29 Jul 2014 / Listen /
Access to some areas in the Gaza strip still restricted, says OCHA Growing numbers of CAR refugee children severely malnourished Global discrepancies in levels of well-being persist Climate change forces Viet Nam farmers to give up growing rice Tanzanian villagers find answer to water shortage under their feet Women shepherds in Somaliland determined to change their odds Men and women serve under same rules in UN peacekeeping operation "Full-fledged impunity in Syria", says chair of UN-mandated probe
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Ralph Bunche

Ralph Bunche

Celeste Holm interviews Ralph Bunche, Nobel laureate and Under Secretary for Special Political Affairs. He speaks with humour and humility about earlier career and educational experiences, race and how he…

25 Jul 2014 / Listen /

One Man’s Involvement

Sean MacBride

A portrait of Sean MacBride, United Nations High Commissioner for Namibia, cofounder of Amnesty International, and recipient of 1974 Nobel Peace Prize.…

25 Jul 2014 / Listen /
Nelson Mandela Addresses General Assembly