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1119 Iraqis killed in September

This family fled the fighting in Mosul, Iraq, and are close to the Khazair checkpoint. They hope to stay in Erbil city until it is safe to return home. Photo: UNHCR/R. Nuri

Over 1,100 Iraqis were killed and another 1,900 injured in acts of terrorism and violence in Iraq in September. The figures released by the UN mission in Iraq, UNAMI, show that over 850…

1 Oct 2014 / Listen /

Invest in conflict prevention to reduce civilian deaths and displacement

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses a press conference on the first day of the sixty-ninth session of the General Assembly and ahead of the Assembly's annual general debate, which begins in a week.
Credit: UN Photo/Evan Schneider

World leaders have been urged to invest more time and resources in conflict prevention to save lives and reduce the growing number of civilians being displaced by war. The appeal was made by…

1 Oct 2014 / Listen /
Food security and livelihoods assessed in Liberia in wake of Ebola outbreak Stronger regional integration needed for "transformative changes" UN to "fill gaps" in Ebola response in Liberia. Half of older people lack pensions says ILO Open, fair international trading regime key to sustainable development Annual gathering of world leaders ends at the United Nations Coalition against ISIL "coming together:" US "Tens of thousands" more refugees expected in Syria if militants advance Islam "hijacked" by "extremist elements" Maldives New development goals must activate "meaningful change": Bhutan Prevention of violent extremism under spotlight at UN Thousands of children affected by Ebola abandoned in West Africa
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Locust plague halted in Madagascar but risk of resurgence remains

Locust spraying during control operations. FAO@PHOTO

A locust plague in Madagascar has been halted but there is still a great risk of its resurgence, according…

2 Oct 2014 / Listen /

Barbados Foreign Minister: "We are a government leading by example"

Maxine McClean. UN Photo/JC McIlwaine

Barbados is "leading by example" in its transition to a green economy, according to Foreign Minister Maxine McClean. Government…

2 Oct 2014 / Listen /

Africa regional groupings "building blocks" for unity, integration

High-level briefing on

Regional economic groupings in Africa or RECs are being seen as "building blocks" to achieving unity and integration on…

1 Oct 2014 / Listen /

"Live and love" life says an old dancer from the UK

A drama class at the Jewish Home and Hospital for Aged in New York City. UN Photo/John Isaac

People should not fear growing old but should realize how precious life is and "live it and love it".…

1 Oct 2014 / Listen /
"Tremendous appetite" for climate change agreement: GA President About 2,000 children are orphaned by Ebola in Liberia Violence continues to obstruct relief assistance in Syria Ebola child survivors bear strong stigma in their communities Two million people pulled from brink of famine in South Sudan Morocco shares its approach to fighting terrorism and extremism 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
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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″…

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Pope John Paul II Speaks Before the General Assembly

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

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