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Kyrgyzstan urged to not pass anti-LGBT law

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) pride march. Photo: OHCHR/Joseph Smida

Kyrgyzstan is being urged by the UN human rights office (OHCHR) to refrain from passing an anti-gay law. The proposed law, described as "discriminatory", would violate fundamental human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual…

24 Oct 2014 / Listen /

Ebola vaccines to be widely available within months

WHO welcomes the donation by the Public Health Agency of Canada of 800 vials of one of the leading candidate Ebola vaccines, rVSV-ZEBOV. Photo: WHO/M. Missioneiro

Millions of doses of Ebola vaccines will be produced by the end of 2015, according to the World Health Organization, which says that hundreds of thousands of doses are expected to be ready…

24 Oct 2014 / Listen /
25 million children across the Middle East to get polio drops Use of cluster munitions in Ukraine "unacceptable" Ban commends Europe's plan to cut carbon emissions by 40 per cent IPU "shocked and saddened" by attack on Canada's Parliament iTrace global weapons tracking system officially launched $2.2 billion needed to assist Iraqi people 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
Today's Features

Lang Lang performs with global youth orchestra on UN Day

Lang Lang. UN Photo/Amanda Voisard

Young musicians from around the world are preparing to perform at the UN with the world-renowned concert pianist Lang…

24 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.…

24 Oct 2014 / Listen /

Foreign terrorists targeted by UN

Jean-Paul Laborde. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas

The international community is looking at how best to prevent individuals from travelling to foreign countries to fight for…

24 Oct 2014 / Listen /

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 "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
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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