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UN chief pledges to do "everything possible" to support indigenous peoples

Embera indigenous people in Colombia.  UN Photo/Mark Garten

It is critical for indigenous peoples and their institutions to participate more directly in United Nations activities. That's what UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said at the start of the first ever World Conference…

22 Sep 2014 / Listen /

New bird flu virus threatens animal health and livelihoods in South-East Asia

Transported poultry undergoing a routine inspection by animal health authorities in Thailand: an example of good biosecurity practices. FAO@PHOTO

A new strain of avian influenza has emerged in South-East Asia in poultry threatening animal health and livelihoods, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The agency says the virus, known…

22 Sep 2014 / Listen /
Lack of transparency in use of armed drones creates concern: UN official Over 180,000 women still die from pregnancy and childbirth in Africa Accord to end fighting in Yemen is welcomed by UN chief Countries urged to reap the "demographic dividend" 120 world leaders expected at Climate Summit UN establishes trust fund for response to Ebola in West Africa No "Plan B" for climate action as no "Planet B" HeForShe campaign mobilizes men to advocate for women Climate marchers due to take to streets of New York
Today's Features

Carers seek to offer more support to women who are raped in South Sudan


Women in South Sudan are increasingly becoming victims of gender-based violence and rape as a result of the ongoing…

23 Sep 2014 / Listen /

Activists explore how technology and new media can boost equality


Grass-roots activists are getting together with business, civil society and the United Nations to discuss how technology and new…

23 Sep 2014 / Listen /

General public can contribute to stop climate change

UN Photo/R Marklin

People across the world can make a tangible contribution to reducing climate change through the personal choices they make,…

23 Sep 2014 / Listen /

First-ever UN World Conference on Indigenous Peoples opens

Tadodaho Sid Hill, Chief of the Onondaga Nation, delivers the ceremonial welcome to participants at the opening of the high-level plenary meeting of the General Assembly known as the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples.
Credit: UN Photo/Mark Garten

Seven years after signing a Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, delegates at the UN are poised to…

22 Sep 2014 / Listen /

Renovated General Assembly Hall reopens for global debate

General Assembly Hall. UN Photo/Kim Haughton

The UN General Assembly (GA) Hall, which has been described as the greatest of Parliaments, underwent a massive renovation…

22 Sep 2014 / Listen /
Bolivia, Ecuador hailed for advances made in indigenous rights First Ladies of Africa working together to empower women Mobile solar computer classroom brings technology to women in Uganda 300,000 people march in New York to halt climate change The world cares about climate change UN nuclear watchdog agency holds its biggest annual event Samoa pushes to reduce gender violence and increase political representation of women Emma Watson joining fight against gender inequality in HeForShe campaign Justice demanded for "mass murder" of migrants in Mediterranean Lebanon needs "massive solidarity" to help Syrian refugees: UNHCR Syrian refugees share bread with displaced Iraqis "Tragic incident" as 15 Syrian children die following measles immunization Ebola impacts economies of West Africa: World Bank Cambodia aims to triple rice exports by 2015 Massive UNHCR aid operation in northern Iraq
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Middelgruden Offshore Wind Farm in Denmark. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

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

Hagen at work in Nepal. UN PHOTO.

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