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India needs to rethink Bhopal disaster pay-out, says UN investigator

Special Rapporteur Baskut Tuncak  (video capture)

India's announcement that it's to give more cash to victims of one of the worst industrial disasters in history won't make the problem go away, according to a top UN human rights investigator.…

24 Nov 2014 / Listen /

Empire State Building lights to mark elimination of violence against women

Credit: ESRT Empire State Building, L.L.C.

The lights of the iconic New York City Empire State Building are turning orange on Monday night to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon…

24 Nov 2014 / Listen /
New bird flu strain spreading to Europe threatens poultry sector Plague outbreak in Madagascar kills 40 people Attack on bus in Kenya condemned by UN Ebola outbreak "contained" by middle of 2015 Humanitarians will "never be able" to keep up with needs in South Sudan More than 10,000 displaced in clashes in Central African Republic Women primary agents of change to fight malnutrition "Don't define someone by their disability" says US Senator 25,000 Gaza homeowners to have access to building materials Airlift of winter supplies underway in Iraq Code adopted for ships operating in polar waters Parliamentarians meet in support of Israeli-Palestinian peace Ebola operation stepped up
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Kidnapping for ransom provides terrorists with funds

New UN report says trafficking in children on the rise. Photo: UNODC

Kidnapping for ransom and hostage taking continues to be a major source of income for terrorists around the world,…

24 Nov 2014 / Listen /

Nutrition habits in China changing, obesity on rise

Girl working in a rice field near Chengdu, Sichuan.  UN Photo/John Isaac

Obesity is on the rise in China because nutrition habits in the country are changing, according to a senior…

24 Nov 2014 / Listen /

Unhealthy foods in Thailand creating new nutritional challenges

Rajata Rajatanavin Minister for Public Health of the Kingdom of Thailand. General Debate, Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2), FAO Headquarters (Plenary Hall).  ©FAO/©Alessandra Benedetti

An increased consumption of unhealthy foods in Thailand has created new nutritional challenges for the newly industrialized country, according…

22 Nov 2014 / Listen /

Countries at Rome conference vow to fight malnutrition

A farmer harvests sorghum produced from seeds donated by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) through the "Improving Seeds" project.  UN Photo/Fred Noy

Significant commitments have been made by over 170 countries in the fight against malnutrition, a senior UN official has…

21 Nov 2014 / Listen /
Humanitarian situation "dire" in South Sudan "Sky is the limit" for Africa says senior UN official "Close to impossible" to reach communities in terrorist-controlled areas in Iraq Up to 1mn in Syria, Iraq may be "left out in cold" this winter Report on world's children shows progress and challenges Pope calls nutrition and environment “global public issues” Bringing the voice of the people to the global stage Solutions sought for food wastage problem in Papua New Guinea Toilets bring hope to rural people in Nepal Progress in provision of water and sanitation but challenges remain Global community misjudged world's malnutrition challenges Villagers in India's Rajasthan state build toilets to improve lives Over one billion people forced to defecate in the open Plane crash probe results due to be released Global experts focus on nutrition challenges of 21st Century ISIS "undeniably" guilty of war crimes Young people can propel economies of developing countries: UN report
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1996 Declaration of World Thanksgiving

The United Nations celebrates the 1996 Declaration of World Thanksgiving, marking the first time every country in the General Assembly unanimously voted in support of a spiritual idea. Language: English…

4 Nov 2014 / Listen /

The War on Flu

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The story of influenza and the fight against the virus led by the World Health Organization. Language: English Genre: Drama 1954 Duration:…

4 Nov 2014 / Listen /
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