Today's News

World leaders meet to raise US$9bn for Syria crisis


World leaders, meeting in London have pledged nearly six billion US dollars this year to help the people of Syria affected by five years of civil war in the country. The funding will…

4 Feb 2016 / Listen /
Envoy announces "temporary pause" in Syrian talks Risk of Zika virus spreading in Europe Majority of migrants in Europe now women and children US$1.4 billion needed to get Syrian children back in school Tobacco industry using movies as "last frontier" Public health emergency declared over virus-related condition Youth to voice opinions on development targets "Take strong ownership" of development, climate goals, Ban urges Africa
Today's Features

UN body says Wikileaks founder should be allowed to go free

Julian Assange. Credit: photo taken from OHCHR video

The founder of a controversial freedom of speech website has been held in arbitrary detention and thus deprived of…

5 Feb 2016 / Listen /

"Strong political will" key to ending FGM, says UN coordinator


"Strong political will" on the part of governments to end the practice of female genital mutilation, or FGM, is…

5 Feb 2016 / Listen /

Benin responds to illness spread by tiny rat


Authorities in Benin are responding to what they are calling an "epidemic" of a severe illness that causes bleeding.…

5 Feb 2016 / Listen /

Symposium on safety of journalists seeks to preserve press freedom


More than 700 journalists and others who report the news have been killed over the past decade, according to…

5 Feb 2016 / Listen /

Changing "hearts and minds" over LGBT rights through stamps

Sergio Baradat. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas

The beauty and power of postage stamps are an ideal vehicle for changing "hearts and minds" over lesbian, gay,…

4 Feb 2016 / Listen /
US$10 billion pledged but Syrian refugees need a future: UN chief UN mission in CAR investigates new sex abuse allegations Reducing risk factors can prevent one-third of cancer cases: WHO Syria donor conference to also focus on education, jobs
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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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