Today's News

Ebola affected communities in West Africa at risk of severe food shortages

WFP school feeding in Guinea. © WFP/Tom Haskell

Up to 1.3 million people require food assistance in areas worst affected by the Ebola disease outbreak in West Africa, according to the UN World Food Programme (WFP). The agency says populations in…

20 Aug 2014 / Listen /

UN envoy warns against targeting of Sunnis in Iraq's Basra province

Nickolay Mladenov. UN Photo/Amanda Voisard

Iraqi authorities in the Basra governorate have been urged to reassure Sunni citizens in southern Iraq of their safety and security. The appeal has come from the top UN envoy in Iraq, Nickolay…

20 Aug 2014 / Listen /
UN refugee agency relief operation starts in northern Iraq Breach of Gaza ceasefire strongly condemned by UN chief UN deplores violence over audit of Afghanistan vote UN Chief condemns "horrific murder" of US journalist in Iraq UN system-wide support operation needed to fight Ebola UNHCR in a major aid push into northern Iraq More aid workers kidnapped, seriously injured and killed than ever before: UN Ethiopia now Africa's biggest refugee hosting country First Security Council visit to Somalia since 1994 Road to stabilize CAR will be “bumpy”: UN Envoy World Humanitarian Day honours those who risk helping others
Today's Features

An information and communication technology project helps people in Vanuatu

ICT Day Event in Port-Vila, Vanuatu. ITU@PHOTO

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is encouraging its Member States to implement projects that promote digital inclusion. The ITU…

22 Aug 2014 / Listen /

Security Council "was designed to be a smoke detector not just a fire extinguisher": UK

Security Council delegation visits Somalia. UN Photo/Tobin Jones

The Security Council has a unique responsibility to maintain international peace and security, the UN Secretary-General reminded its members…

21 Aug 2014 / Listen /

Saudi Arabia's $49 million donation helps to provide health care to Iraqis

Four-year-old Syrian refugee Zacharia lies dying of a brain tumour as his mother gives him water and his siblings look on with love and concern. © UNHCR/L.Addario

The World Health Organization (WHO) has received about $49 million from Saudi Arabia for its operations to help the…

21 Aug 2014 / Listen /

Spread of Ebola in West Africa remains a concern for UN

David Nabarro. UN Photo/Mark Garten

The World Health Organization (WHO) continues to ramp up its responses to the outbreak of the Ebola virus disease…

21 Aug 2014 / Listen /
Ebola threatens to create a food security crisis in West Africa Lebanon: A Tradition Yields New Opportunities São Tomé – Saved by Chocolate Fiji: the Organic Island World Humanitarian Day honours those who risk to help others #GirlWithABook creators meet Malala Town of Amirli in northern Iraq remains under siege: OCHA official UN health agency appeals for $14 million to scale up operations in Ukraine UN marks 500 days from deadline for MDGs Avoiding a hard landing in China: IMF Lessons in traditional music revitalise indigenous self-identity Ebola remains serious health problem in West Africa Jobless growth in India "worrying" for policy makers Small fish, big gains in Bangladesh
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Social Good Summit 2014


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Melvyn Douglas. UN Photo


Actor Melvyn Douglas tells the story of UN staff working in the field, lending his voice as an ‘eyewitness’ to poverty around the globe and the cruelties of war. Language:…

18 Aug 2014 / Listen /

The Day It Happened

Madeleine Carroll.  UN Photo/MB

A drama on the work of the International Red Cross, featuring actors Madeleine Carroll and Franchot Tone, writer Lowell Thomas, and Dag…

18 Aug 2014 / Listen /
Ten Steps Forward