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iTrace global weapons tracking system officially launched

UNMIL decommissions and destroys weapons found near border of Liberia.  (file photo)  UN Photo/Staton Winter

Policy makers can now trace not only where many of the world's weapons come from but also where and how they are moved. A global weapons tracking system called iTrace designed by the…

23 Oct 2014 / Listen /

$2.2 billion needed to assist Iraqi people

A mother and her child at a Maternity and Child Hospital in Halabja, in the northern Kurdistan Region of Iraq.  (file photo)  UN Photo/Bikem Ekberzade

An appeal for $2.2 billion has been made by the United Nations to assist the Iraqi people in conflict-affected areas. Over five million people across the country are in urgent need of aid…

23 Oct 2014 / Listen /
Kuwait receives $1 billion in war reparations from UN panel Intolerance remains a challenge as Burundi prepares for elections People traveling from Ebola-affected states to be screened Half a million more cases of TB in world than previously estimated There is no alternative to "silencing the guns" in South Sudan: UN New programme against desertification for Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Cambodia publishes its first report on violence against children DRC surgeon receives Sakharov Prize for helping rape victims Forensic science plays key role in fight against torture Ebola vaccines from Canada and UK to be tested on humans Aid reaches Kobane displaced for first time in 12 months 15 new countries elected to UN Human Rights Council
Today's Features

Kosovo observes United Nations Day

UN Photo/Mark Garten

Making sure all Kosovars have equal opportunities and can share in nation's development is a key focus of the…

24 Oct 2014 / Listen /

On UN birthday, Afghans look back at their partnership

United Nations security officers raise the UN flag. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras

The UN in Afghanistan has been focused on rebuilding and restoring peace in the country since it opened a…

24 Oct 2014 / Listen /

Security concerns remain in Burundi ahead of 2015 elections

Parfait Onanga-Anyanga, his Special Representative for Burundi and Head of the UN Office in Burundi (BNUB).  UN Photo/Rick Bajornas

There is need to address remaining concerns, including security for Burundi to hold free and fair elections in 2015.…

23 Oct 2014 / Listen /

Gender needs of women in prison not taken into account

Rashida Manjoo. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

Women in prison experience more difficult conditions than men, according to the UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women.…

23 Oct 2014 / Listen /
"The Soil" from South Africa brings its message to the UN Economic growth in Africa overshadowed by Ebola Nine million people developed tuberculosis in 2013 "Huge challenge" getting aid to displaced people in South Sudan Korea urges Japan to take responsibility for "comfort women" issue "Recipes" exist to combat desertification: FAO Vaccines developed to tackle Ebola outbreak in West Africa Meeting in Jamaica seeks to unlock Caribbean economic growth Violence in schools, physical and sexual, underreported Number of Syrian refugees entering Lebanon limited South Sudanese women unveil agenda for peace and development Power of science recognised on anniversary of nuclear organization National Geographic and FAO raise awareness about food security "The Good Lie" movie teaches about violence against children during war
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John F. Kennedy, 1963.

JFK at the United Nations

President of the United States John F. Kennedy addresses the UN General Assembly for the final time, during the “relative calm” of 1963. Language: English Genre: Speech 1963 Duration: 29’04″…

24 Sep 2014 / Listen /

Pope John Paul II Speaks Before the General Assembly

Pope John Paul II

For the United Nations’ 50th birthday, Pope John Paul II praises the quest for freedom as one of the distinguished marks of…

24 Sep 2014 / Listen /
Nelson Mandela Addresses General Assembly