Today's News

Global economic recovery continues to be sluggish, says UN chief

Ban Ki-moon. UN Photo/Mark Garten (file)

World leaders have been warned by the UN Secretary-General that too much is at stake to risk the world economy falling into a stagnant growth path in the longer run. Ban Ki-moon on…

20 Apr 2015 / Listen /
Healthy soils are foundation of food production Inclusion of indigenous people in post-2015 development agenda urged World's indigenous people gather at UN "Tragedy" of 700 feared dead in Mediterranean Public finance leaders urged to "plant seeds" of post-2015 agenda "Brutal" suicide attack in Afghanistan condemned Human rights likely to worsen in Ukraine Mediterranean smugglers cram burn victims onto boat Thousands flee Burundi amid pre-election violence
Today's Features

Potential “explosive consequences" in Middle East

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, addressing the Security Council, urges return to two-State negotiations for Israel, Palestine. UN Photo/Loey Felipe

The prospect of a two-state solution between Israel and Palestine continues to recede with potentially explosive consequences, according to…

21 Apr 2015 / Listen /

"In Russia, everyone is indigenous."

Opening of the fourteenth session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. UN Photo/Loey Felipe

A popular saying holds that "In Russia, everyone is indigenous." Russia is home to more than 70 minority groups,…

21 Apr 2015 / Listen /

Soil related issues need more attention in Asia and the Pacific

Bangladesh. Photo: IFAD Asia

Issues related to soil are not getting enough attention in Asia and the Pacific, according to the UN Food…

21 Apr 2015 / Listen /

Rehabilitation of terrorists in Nigeria stressed

UN Photo/Martine Perret

Violent extremists who are caught and sent to prison in Nigeria should be helped to mend their ways and…

21 Apr 2015 / Listen /

“Horrified” UN rights chief calls for EU action on migrants

Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein wants the EU to accept that it needs migrant workers. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

Reaction has been swift from the UN's human rights chief following the deaths of 700 migrants who drowned in…

20 Apr 2015 / Listen /
"Terrible day" for UNICEF following attack on mini bus in Somalia Billions of people still affected by water and sanitation issues Investing in gender equality Oceans of plastic Justice for women in Afghanistan “needs strengthening”
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Programmes from UN Headquarters



Declaration of Human Rights by Eleanor Roosevelt

In this historic audio, listen to Eleanor Roosevelt – diplomat, activist and former First Lady of the United States – read from the Declaration. Duration: 00:12:53     SHARE WITH…

15 Apr 2015 / Listen /

Could Be


Actor Martin Gable is part of this anticipation drama about “what could be” if the countries put as much determination in coming…

15 Apr 2015 / Listen /
Peace on Earth