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Ban urges Iraq to form coalition government

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon meeting with H.E. Mr. Nouri al-Maliki, Prime Minister of the Republic of Iraq.UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

The UN Secretary-General has urged authorities in Iraq to form an inclusive government in order to overcome the "existential threat" the country is facing. Iraq is plagued by ethnic and sectarian divisions. Mr…

24 Jul 2014 / Listen /

Put people first to reduce vulnerability, enhance resilience: UN report

UNDP launches flagship Human Development Report 2014.

Extreme poverty or vulnerability threatens human development and unless it's addressed, progress will not be equal or sustainable. That's according to the UN Development Programme's flagship Human Development Report, which has been tracking…

24 Jul 2014 / Listen /
Serious human rights violations taking place in Gaza Ban commends John Kerry on "dynamic engagement" with Middle East leaders New global initiative launched to improve testing for HIV in labs UN envoy in Iraq calls for ISIL to be held accountable for "horrific acts"
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"International sisterhood" for five women on Security Council

Joy Ugwu. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras

The Security Council has been described as an "international sisterhood" by one of the five women ambassadors currently serving…

25 Jul 2014 / Listen /

Criminalisation of at-risk groups undermines AIDS response


The criminalisation of at-risk populations can slow down efforts to eradicate the epidemic of HIV and AIDS. Madeep Dahliwal,…

25 Jul 2014 / Listen /

Sustained progress relies on good policies and social institutions

UNDP launches Human Development Report 2014

Most people in countries have been doing steadily better in human development but the progress has been uneven, a…

24 Jul 2014 / Listen /

Europe urged to do more to curb refugee, migrant deaths at sea

UN Photo/Philip Behan

Europe has been called to action to stop the rise of people dying at sea seeking refuge from countries…

24 Jul 2014 / Listen /
Zimbabwean female peacekeeper’s sees “great opportunity” in her mission UN Emergency fund gives $75 million in relief aid to Sahel and Horn of Africa Commission of Inquiry established for violations in the occupied Palestinian territory “Time to take action” on youth unemployment Gaza: Number of displaced in UN shelters exceeds 100,000 Prevention can help solve the world's drug problem – INCB Young people in Uzbekistan take on social innovation challenge Women pay the highest price in times of conflict, CEDAW member says
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Nelson Mandela. UN Photo/Pernaca Sudhakaran

Nelson Mandela Addresses General Assembly

ANC leader Nelson Mandela addresses the General Assembly about his fight against the Apartheid regime in South Africa, four years before being elected President. Language: English Genre: Speech 1990 Duration:…

15 Jul 2014 / Listen /

A Symbol of Hope and Humanity

Nelson Mandela and Boutros Boutros Ghali. UNPHOTO

Secretary-General Boutros Boutros Ghali gives a special toast to Nelson Mandela, newly elected president of South Africa. Mandela follows with his own…

15 Jul 2014 / Listen /
Ceremony Naming Nelson and Winnie Mandela’s Corner in New York