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New development goals must activate "meaningful change": Bhutan

Lyonpo Damcho Dorji. UN Photo/Cia Pak

Bhutan has said that the new development goals being elaborated by UN Member States must activate "meaningful change." The new sustainable development goals or SDGs will replace the Millennium Development goals which are…

30 Sep 2014 / Listen /

Prevention of violent extremism under spotlight at UN

Meeting Counter Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED). UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras

The prevention of violent extremism and the spread of terrorism is coming under the spotlight at the UN on Tuesday. The Counter-Terrorism Committee, which was established by the Security Council, is looking at…

30 Sep 2014 / Listen /
Thousands of children affected by Ebola abandoned in West Africa Barbados urges "ambitious" development targets "Action plan" in Myanmar's troubled Rakhine state to be launched by government Militant Islam is on the march, says Israeli Prime Minister Holy See calls for reinvigorated UN to preserve peace 40,000 migrants have died attempting to reach 'greener pastures' UNHCR warns against overlooking humanitarian crises in Africa ISIS unleashed like monster in Syria, Iraq and Lebanon, says Syrian Minister Drug in vaccine that killed Syrian children has been identified, says WHO Afghanistan inaugurates new President UN refugee agency's meeting puts spotlight on Africa Reduction of salt intake can prevent heart diseases: WHO
Today's Features

Violence continues to obstruct relief assistance in Syria

Two young boys carry water at Qah, a makeshift camp for displaced people in northern Syria, near the Turkish border. The people here receive limited and irregular amounts of humanitarian aid. Photo: Jodi Hilton/IRIN

Ongoing violence continues to make it difficult for humanitarian agencies to provide relief assistance to the people in need…

30 Sep 2014 / Listen /

Ebola child survivors bear strong stigma in their communities

A team of volunteers in Gbaneh Bana Village, Port Loko District, Sierra Leone, discussing Ebola prevention with a family. Photo: WHO/S. Gborie

Children orphaned by Ebola are facing stigma and rejection in their families and their communities, according to the UN…

30 Sep 2014 / Listen /

Two million people pulled from brink of famine in South Sudan

UN Photo/UNMISS/Anna Adhikari

The food situation has improved in South Sudan with more than two million people pulled from the brink of…

30 Sep 2014 / Listen /

Morocco shares its approach to fighting terrorism and extremism

Open session of the Security Council Committee on Counter-Terrorism.  Mr. Tony Blair will make a presentation on behalf of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation on countering violent extremism through education.

Morocco has developed a strategy to prevent the abuse of religion to justify and incite terrorist violence and is…

30 Sep 2014 / Listen /
Clean energy is possible for every country: UAE "Irregular migration" claims over 40,000 lives since year 2000 Continuing to ignore Africa's refugee crisis a risk for global peace Artist creates "Garbage Patch State" to help stop ocean pollution Economic situation remains most critical issue for CARICOM "Salt reduction saves lives" says WHO Uganda’s Karamajong pastoralists severely affected by climate change Mali rebels urged to show "political courage" in negotiations with government South Sudan President accuses adversary of stoking up tribal conflict Women's economic empowerment is key to sustainable development US "committed" to ratifying nuclear test treaty Minister of Guyana highlights needs of CARICOM countries Peacekeeping needs to respond to dramatic shift in "global security landscape" Malawi "heavily involved" in peace-building in Africa: Mutharika Bangladesh marks 40 years as Member State of the UN "Bully tactics" being used by some aid donors says Timor-Leste Minister
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John F. Kennedy, 1963.

JFK at the United Nations

President of the United States John F. Kennedy addresses the UN General Assembly for the final time, during the “relative calm” of 1963. Language: English Genre: Speech 1963 Duration: 29’04″…

24 Sep 2014 / Listen /

Pope John Paul II Speaks Before the General Assembly

Pope John Paul II

For the United Nations’ 50th birthday, Pope John Paul II praises the quest for freedom as one of the distinguished marks of…

24 Sep 2014 / Listen /
Nelson Mandela Addresses General Assembly