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Refugees need to be treated with a human touch: UN Refugee Chief

António Guterres sits among two young boys from Syria who are playing with a Playstation in the Moria Identification Centre, Lesvos. © UNHCR/A. Zavallis

The continued lack of a large-scale, European-wide response to the refugee and migrant crisis is serious cause for concern for the UN Refugee Agency. That's according to the UN Refugee Chief, António Guterres,…

12 Oct 2015 / Listen /
Dialogue on Syria “more urgent than ever” New global agenda must not leave indigenous people behind International Day celebrates girls’ role in driving global progress UN chief condemns terrorist attack on peaceful march in Turkey Migrant vessels in Mediterranean to be targeted by EU forces UN salutes Tunisia civil society quartet on Nobel Peace Prize win Ukraine authorities urged to launch polio campaign Investigate air strike on Yemen wedding party: UN humanitarian chief Key role of finance in achieving a sustainable future Proposal announced for Libya unity government Youth jobless rate "still well above pre-crisis levels" Human rights chief urges restraint following deadly West Bank clashes Ebola: first week without a new case of disease UN to launch audit following arrest of former General Assembly president Envoy anticipates announcement of Libya unity government Syria chemical weapons arsenal “almost” completely destroyed Afghanistan appeals for $550 million refugee fund Film supports UN road safety efforts for children Invest more to reduce threat of flash floods Envoy calls for "transparent" DRC elections UN officials welcome new head at climate change panel
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Landmark resolution on women, peace and security turns 15

An all-female Formed Police Unit from Bangladesh, serving with the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti, arrives in Port-au-Prince to assist with post-earthquake reconstruction. UN Photo/Marco Dormino

Fifteen years ago this month, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution focusing on the link between gender…

13 Oct 2015 / Listen /

Social protection is breaking the cycle of rural poverty

Zelifa Kampeza, 78, submits proof of her identity to administrators of a Social Cash Transfer programme in Malawi. Photo: FAO/Amos Gumulira

Social protection is emerging as a critical tool in the drive to end hunger, although the vast majority of…

13 Oct 2015 / Listen /

Environment award from UN "fills people's hearts with joy"


Recognition from the UN for helping to alleviate the risk of flooding was met with joy and pride on…

13 Oct 2015 / Listen /

Shipping news hails change for developing nations

For the first time, developing countries imported more goods than they exported, UNCTAD said. Photo: UNCTAD

  A significant drop in the cost of global shipping in the last 20 years has not been passed…

13 Oct 2015 / Listen /

Ensuring a "just transition" to the new green economy

Esther Byer-Suckoo. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras

Transitioning to a "green" economy will require a buy-in from governments, businesses and employees, according to the International Labour…

13 Oct 2015 / Listen /
UN celebrates Africa Week Drones to help protect civilians of South Sudan Africa committed to "silencing the guns" by 2020 Calling time on TB with the help of mobile phones Africa's "ambitious agenda" backed by UN 100 million people struggle as housing shortage bites Mentally ill entitled to lives of dignity Cautious welcome as EU refugee resettlement bid starts "Amazing and unexpected news" of Nobel Peace award Youth have role to play in ending extreme poverty First-of-its-kind refugee campaign raises over US$1 million in one day Violence will not be tolerated during Haiti elections We feel forgotten, say Yazidis battling sex slavery Austerity measures to continue at agency helping Palestinian refugees
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Declaration of Human Rights by Eleanor Roosevelt

In this historic audio, listen to Eleanor Roosevelt – diplomat, activist and former First Lady of the United States – read from the Declaration. Duration: 00:12:53     SHARE WITH…

15 Apr 2015 / Listen /

Could Be


Actor Martin Gable is part of this anticipation drama about “what could be” if the countries put as much determination in coming…

15 Apr 2015 / Listen /
Peace on Earth

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