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Farming in Central African Republic hit by insecurity

UN Photo/Catianne Tijerina

Widespread looting and insecurity in the Central African Republic (CAR) have taken a heavy toll on crops, livestock and fishing, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). A new report by…

30 Oct 2014 / Listen /

Somalia "waking from long nightmare", says UN chief

On a visit to Somalia, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrives at Mogadishu's Aden Adde International Airport. UN Photo/Ilyas Ahmed

Somalia is "waking from a long nightmare", following more than two decades of conflict and instability according to the UN Secretary-General. Ban Ki-moon said the Horn of Africa country is on the right…

29 Oct 2014 / Listen /
"Surge of executions" in Iran for non-capital offences "Children, not Soldiers" campaign launched in South Sudan Malala donates $50,000 in prize money to rebuild schools in Gaza Efforts to stop Ebola start to pay off Israel called by UN to reverse settlement activities Investigation finds under-reporting of incidents by UN-AU Mission "You are not alone," says US Ambassador Power to West Africans WHO says returning Ebola health workers should not be stigmatized Ebola vaccine trial approved in Switzerland "No time for business as usual" at youth conference in Azerbaijan General Assembly votes for 23rd time to end Cuba blockade "Easing situation" essential to Lebanon's continued stability
Today's Features

Over 10 million people in Africa say "no" to female genital cutting

The practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) must come to a quick end and the global media can play a critical role in making that happen, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon affirmed today during his visit to the Kenyan capital of Nairobi.

Over 10 million people in Africa have said "no" to female genital mutilation or cutting (FGM/C) as a result…

30 Oct 2014 / Listen /

Insecurity creates "bleak" food situation in Central African Republic

Farmers at work in the Central African Republic (CAR). Photo: FAO/A. Masciarelli

Political tensions and civil unrest in the Central African Republic have created an environment that is making it difficult…

30 Oct 2014 / Listen /

South Sudan moves to improve Internet connectivity

Rebecca Joshua Okwaci. (ITU video capture)

South Sudan is moving ahead to build its information and communications infrastructure, according to the country's Minister of Telecommunications…

30 Oct 2014 / Listen /

Child poverty increases in the world's most wealthy nations: UN

Daniela Cojocaru (left) and Chiara Dimastromatteo, both 16, stand next to a graffiti-covered wall in Turin, Italy. Daniela is originally from Moldova. Chiara does not attend school and does not have a job. Photo: UNICEF/Giacomo Pirozzi

Child poverty has increased in many of the world's wealthy nations because of the impact on households of the…

30 Oct 2014 / Listen /

"Immense" challenges faced by Somalia

UN Photo/Rick Bajornas

Somalia is facing "immense" challenges as it emerges from two decades of civil war and recurrent droughts according to…

29 Oct 2014 / Listen /
Guinea’s "Ground Zero" for Ebola epidemic Japan needs central structure for youth issues Women can lobby for laws that fight discrimination, impunity Women in technology "quite alone" Fruit fly with four names wreaks havoc on agriculture Rise of global crises impact security of women, girls Youth policies part of future "development" efforts Clashes probed at UN displaced people site in South Sudan U.S. delegate to Youth Forum hopes to form ties with other global youth "Bias" against women in science and technology "needs to be tackled" South Africa's Simphiwe Dana sings at UN First ever Global Youth Forum convenes in Azerbaijan Extremes of "hope and despair" in DR Congo Teenage girl in South Sudan struggles as head of family
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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

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

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