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Minute of silence observed at UN to honour late Russian Ambassador


Members of the UN General Assembly observed a minute of silence following the sudden death of the Russian Permanent Representative to the UN. Ambassador Vitaly Churkin passed away on Monday, a day before…

20 Feb 2017 / Listen /

Lack of decent jobs driving people's worries, feeding uncertainties: ILO


The lack of decent jobs and the fear that aspirations for a better life will remain unfulfilled is a powerful force driving people's worries and uncertainties. That's what Guy Ryder, the Director-General of…

20 Feb 2017 / Listen /
CAR armed groups urged to end hostilities Sustainable development important to conflict prevention: UN Secretary-General UN chief: Germany a symbol of tolerance and hospitality Agencies call for urgent action to address Somalia drought Human rights violators in South Sudan must face consequences UN concerned for displaced in South Sudan's Upper Nile region
Today's Features

Security Council holds debate on maintaining peace in Europe


Resolving existing conflicts in Europe and preventing tensions from escalating into new crises is essential to stability and cooperation…

21 Feb 2017 / Listen /

Repressing mother languages "playing with fire": UN language expert

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Languages provide "strong emotional links," so repressing the use of mother languages is "playing with fire". That's according to…

21 Feb 2017 / Listen /

"Harmful social norms" make Pacific women more vulnerable to disaster


Gender inequality – including "harmful social norms" – makes women and girls in the Pacific region more vulnerable to…

21 Feb 2017 / Listen /

The power of bearing witness: how rape became an act of genocide


During the Rwandan genocide in 1994, "rape was as much a tool of genocide as the machete," the UN…

20 Feb 2017 / Listen /

Security fears hamper South Sudan famine aid effort


The fighting must stop in South Sudan if at least 100,000 people are to be saved from famine, UN…

20 Feb 2017 / Listen /
South Sudan: Access to famine areas essential, says FAO Decent job opportunities "crucial" to tackling rural migration Meth use in Aghanistan "has potential" to become more severe "New and alarming patterns" of enforced disappearance emerging: Zeid Fall armyworm pest spreading fast across Africa from Americas Cargo ships hit "hundreds" of whales every year: conservationist Two-state solution to Israeli-Palestinian conflict "only way"
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People in Houses

Princess Grace of Monaco stars in this drama about the life of refugees in Europe.   Duration: 28’46″…

24 Dec 2015 / Listen /

Life Begins at Ten


American actors Doris Day and Gregory Peck join Eleanor Roosevelt to raise awareness on the life of refugees in Europe. Duration: 14’21″…

24 Dec 2015 / Listen /
Declaration of Human Rights by Eleanor Roosevelt

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