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Global action needed to protect children against polio in Syria, Middle-East


Over 25 million children have been vaccinated against Polio in the Middle East in one of the biggest immunization campaigns to be jointly undertaken by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the UN…

22 Jul 2014 / Listen /

A summit to end female genital mutilation and child marriage

Jerome Sessini/Magnum Photos (NICA ID: 549657)

An international summit to rally a growing movement to end female genital mutilation and child marriage is taking place in London, United Kingdom. Tuesday's event, co-hosted by the UN's Children's Fund (UNICEF) and…

22 Jul 2014 / Listen /
WHO voices concerns over attacks on health facilities and workers in Gaza Gaza an open wound and "band-aid" won't help: Ban UN Security Council votes for a probe on Malaysia air crash FAO warns of wild animal risk in West African Ebola epidemic
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“Time to take action” on youth unemployment

Job seekers in Zimbabwe. ILO Photo/Maillard J.

The time for talking is over, action must now be taken to combat the increasing levels of youth unemployment…

23 Jul 2014 / Listen /

Gaza: Number of displaced in UN shelters exceeds 100,000

Palestinian families take shelter at an UNRWA school in Gaza City (13 July 2014). Photo: Shareef Sarhan/UNRWA

The number of people in Gaza seeking refuge in its sites has jumped to over 100 000, according to…

22 Jul 2014 / Listen /

Prevention can help solve the world's drug problem – INCB


The world's drug problem can be solved by reducing the demand for drugs, or focusing on drug abuse prevention,…

22 Jul 2014 / Listen /

Young people in Uzbekistan take on social innovation challenge

Young innovators presenting their social innovation to potential investors. UNDP Uzbekistan

Young people in Uzbekistan have been challenged by the United Nations to come up with ways of promoting volunteerism…

22 Jul 2014 / Listen /
Women pay the highest price in times of conflict, CEDAW member says FAO warns of fruit bat risk in West African Ebola epidemic Fijian farmers enter lucrative organic papaya market through self-certification Having women preside over UN's most powerful body sends strong message: Lithuania Menstruation keeps young Indian girls out of school "Poppa Mandela" tribute song performed at the United Nations Young people should get involved in environmental issues Nelson Mandela: Carrying on His Legacy
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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