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UN chief calls for cooperation to stop financing foreign fighters in Iraq and Syria

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. UN Photo/Mark Garten

Governments around the world have been urged to cooperate in stopping financing for foreign fighters who join Islamist militants in Iraq and Syria. The appeal has come from the UN Secretary-General as a…

15 Sep 2014 / Listen /

UN takes over African-led mission in Central African Republic

A view of the official hand-over ceremony transitioning peacekeeping responsibilities in the Central African Republic from MISCA to MINUSCA. UN Photo/Catianne Tijerina

The African-led International Support Mission to the Central African Republic (MISCA) has been transferred to the United Nations on Monday. In a ceremony held in the country's capital, Bangui, the authority was officially…

15 Sep 2014 / Listen /
Member states have tools to craft post-2015 development agenda: GA President 43,000 cases of missing persons remain unsolved Security Council condemns killing of British aid worker by ISIL Young people called to lead major push for inclusive democracy Cuban doctors for Ebola response in West Africa welcomed by WHO An emergency food operation is launched by WFP in Ukraine Colombian women's rights network receives world's top refugee award Detentions and deportation of asylum-seekers continue in Sri Lanka About one in five persons in Gaza has mental health problems: WHO Biggest challenge in Iraq will be shelter: UN Humanitarian Chief
Today's Features

Most neonatal deaths can be prevented: UNICEF

Children in the Asia-Pacific region now have a much better chance of surviving the first year of life. UN Photo/Kibae Park

Despite dramatic progress on child survival, one million babies die the day they are born from mostly preventable causes,…

16 Sep 2014 / Listen /

"Bold initiatives" ahead of UN climate change summit

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A number of, what have been described as, "bold initiatives" have been made ahead of a major summit on…

16 Sep 2014 / Listen /

UN Humanitarian Chief "struck" by brutality in Iraq

Valerie Amos. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

The violence and brutality towards women and girls in Iraq has been described as striking by the UN Humanitarian…

15 Sep 2014 / Listen /

Conflict in Darfur reduces but more people flee homes

An aerial view of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) Khor Abeche camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in South Darfur, Sudan.UN Photo/Albert González Farran

The intensity of the ongoing conflict in Darfur in Sudan has reduced in recent months, but the number of…

15 Sep 2014 / Listen /
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 UNHCR: Syrian refugee numbers top three million UN food agency starts distribution in Ukraine The Rise of Shadow Banking in China Food prices dropped by 3.6 per cent in August: FAO A new camp provides shelter for displaced people in northern Iraq Children pay a heavy price across South Asia: UNICEF Billions of dollars are lost in avoided taxes, says a UN agency Ebola outbreak is a "tragedy" for Liberia: UN top envoy
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The Yeti

Toni Hagen the Swiss geologist, Aila the sherpa and Fritz the dachshund traverse the Himalayas over and over enough to have climbed Mount Everest fifty times, as part of the…

15 Sep 2014 / Listen /

Three Buildings by a River

A UN Trusteeship Council mission visits New Guinea, 1956. UN PHOTO.

American writer, broadcaster and traveler Lowell Thomas narrates this drama on UN’s Headquarters, “both a workshop and a symbol”. Language: English Genre:…

15 Sep 2014 / Listen /
Rock Hudson: The Open Door