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Inquiry on incidents in Gaza Strip attributes hits to Israeli army

UNRWA premisses in Gaza. Photo: UNRWA (file)

The results of an inquiry regarding incidents affecting UN personnel, premises and operations in the Gaza Strip during last July's 50-day war found that hits were attributable to the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF).…

27 Apr 2015 / Listen /
Inequitable health cover isn't up to Bill Gates to fix, says UN UN preparing to mount major relief effort in Nepal New UN Special Envoy appointed for Yemen Angelina Jolie-Pitt pleas to international community on behalf of Syrians UK urged to tackle tabloid hate speech after migrants called "cockroaches" Tripling of funding for maritime operations welcomed, questions remain
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Somalia coming together as "united, federal country" despite challenges

Nicholas Kay. UN Photo/Loey Felipe (file)

Somalia is coming together as a strong, united and federal nation despite challenges posed by the security situation, according…

28 Apr 2015 / Listen /

HeforShe gender equality campaign reaches China

Global Gender Equality Campaign launch at Tsinghua University in China. Photo: UN Women China

A movement which calls on men to rally against inequalities and discrimination faced by women and girls has been…

28 Apr 2015 / Listen /

"Chaotic" situation in Nepal amid "dramatic" destruction

Getting aid to those who need it outside the capital is a major challenge.Photo: UNESCO Kathmandu Office /Manhart Christian

The situation in Nepal has been described as "chaotic" and the destruction of cultural sites as "absolutely dramatic", according…

27 Apr 2015 / Listen /

For women to progress, economies need to be transformed

Lakshmi Puri. UN Photo/Loey Felipe

Economies need to be transformed in order to realize women's empowerment and social rights, according to a new report…

27 Apr 2015 / Listen /

Platform for pastoralists aims to give voice to millions

Launch of the Pastoralists Knowledge Hub at FAO Headquarters in Rome. Photo: FAO/Giulio Napolitano

A Pastoralist Knowledge Hub has been launched by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and other partners to…

27 Apr 2015 / Listen /
Funding needed to resettle former child soldiers in South Sudan Indigenous group battling stereotypes
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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