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Deliberate drowning of migrants in Mediterranean was “mass murder”

Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein.

The alleged deliberate drowning of between 300 and 500 migrants in the Mediterranean sea last week was a criminal act that must not go unpunished, according to the UN Human Rights chief Zeid…

19 Sep 2014 / Listen /

John Lennon's song "Imagine" to play on International Peace Day

Yoko Ono. UN Photo/Mark Garten

The song "Imagine" by the late John Lennon has been offered to the United Nations to play on International Peace Day. The widow of the legendary songwriter and renowned artist, Yoko Ono, made…

19 Sep 2014 / Listen /
Ebola control efforts set back after health workers killed in Guinea Suffering and spill over effects of Ebola demands global attention: Ban Syria funding crisis to impact refugee food rations: WFP Undelivered aid commitments stall progress on UN anti-poverty goals Syrian children die in measles vaccination mishap Deadlock over Afghanistan administration deepens crisis: UN envoy Voices of indigenous peoples must be heard, UN expert says UN Chief welcomes US pledge to assist in Ebola global response UN anti-torture experts suspend on-site visit to Azerbaijan
Today's Features

Justice demanded for "mass murder" of migrants in Mediterranean

IOM infographic

The deaths of up to 500 migrants as they tried to cross the Mediterranean in a smugglers' boat has…

19 Sep 2014 / Listen /

Lebanon needs "massive solidarity" to help Syrian refugees: UNHCR

UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres and UN Development Programme Administrator Helen Clark (with handbag) visit Syrian refugees settlement in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley. © UNHCR/A.Haju

Lebanon has the right to ask the international community to share the burden of helping Syrian refugees who have…

19 Sep 2014 / Listen /

Yoko Ono urges people to "surrender to peace"

Yoko Ono. UN Photo/Devra Berkowitz

People around the world need to "surrender to peace, think peace, act peace and spread peace." That's the message…

19 Sep 2014 / Listen /

Syrian refugees share bread with displaced Iraqis

(UNHCR video capture)

Among the thousands of Syrian refugees who were forced by the conflict to flee their country to Iraq a…

19 Sep 2014 / Listen /
"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 Role of big data in climate change action to be highlighted during Climate Summit Natural disasters displace more people than conflicts "Stage set" for post-2015 agenda says outgoing General Assembly President Photo blogger helps UN promote understanding of common humanity Most neonatal deaths can be prevented: UNICEF Over 800 million people still undernourished despite reduction in world hunger: FAO Largest ever international support operation to fight Ebola "Bold initiatives" ahead of UN climate change summit UN Humanitarian Chief "struck" by brutality in Iraq Conflict in Darfur reduces but more people flee homes Benefits expected as UN takes over African-led mission in Central African Republic
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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