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North Korea urged to resolve issues "promptly" with nuclear agency

Yukiya Amano, Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), UN Photo/Mark Garten

The head of the UN nuclear watchdog has said he is seriously concerned about the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, DPRK's nuclear programme. DPRK said it first tested nuclear weapons in 2006. Since…

20 Nov 2014 / Listen /

Eritrea human rights probe tackles 'long list' of alleged abuses

A wide view of the Human Rights Council at its eighteenth session, in Geneva, Switzerland.  UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

Investigators have started a probe into Eritrea where the Human Rights Council has condemned what it calls a widespread and systematic violation of fundamental freedoms. Alleged violations in the east African nation include…

20 Nov 2014 / Listen /
Innovation to drive change for most disadvantaged children Pope is ally in fight against malnutrition Number of foreign fighters in Syria and Iraq increases to 15,000 Global action for better nutrition begins in Rome "Major gaps in water and sanitation" persist warns UN "Moral imperative" to end open defecation: UN chief Concern over imminent release of man convicted of Srebrenica genocide Violence dashes hopes for Sahel's vulnerable, says top UN aide UN recommends prosecution of North Korean leaders at international court Humanitarian truce underway in Benghazi, Libya "Support" Somalia to build "sustainable security" International community should focus on "underlying struggle for minds" in Iraq Attack on synagogue in West Jerusalem condemned by UN
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Report on world's children shows progress and challenges

Nicholas Alipui. UN Photo/Devra Berkowitz

Progress has been made in improving the lives of children around the world although challenges still remain. That's according…

20 Nov 2014 / Listen /

Pope calls nutrition and environment “global public issues”

Pope Francis addresses the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) at FAO Headquarters in Rome. Photo: FAO/Giulio Napolitano

Food, nutrition and the environment are global public issues, according to the leader of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis.…

20 Nov 2014 / Listen /

Bringing the voice of the people to the global stage

Saber Chowdhury, President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union. UN Photo/Mark Garten

The voices of the people must be heard in the designing of the new UN Sustainable Development Goals or…

20 Nov 2014 / Listen /

Solutions sought for food wastage problem in Papua New Guinea

Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2), FAO headquarters (Sheikh Zayed Center).
 ©FAO/©Giulio Napolitano

Most people in Papua New Guinea grow their own food and are able to feed themselves, but lack proper…

20 Nov 2014 / Listen /

Progress in provision of water and sanitation but challenges remain

Girls from Beweda village in southwestern Uganda, where women and girls walk over 8km daily to fetch water (Dec 2011)   © Francesca Megaloudi/IRIN

There has been progress in the provision of water, sanitation and hygiene to people around the world, but challenges…

19 Nov 2014 / Listen /
Global community misjudged world's malnutrition challenges Villagers in India's Rajasthan state build toilets to improve lives Over one billion people forced to defecate in the open Plane crash probe results due to be released Global experts focus on nutrition challenges of 21st Century ISIS "undeniably" guilty of war crimes Young people can propel economies of developing countries: UN report Survivors of Ebola get food aid from UN agency Women's rights missing from food and nutrition policies Civil Society acting as voice of the malnourished Food rations for 500,000 refugees in Kenya cut Every hour, every day over 40 people lose their lives to drowning Fashion "a universal language" says Palestinian-born designer
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1996 Declaration of World Thanksgiving

The United Nations celebrates the 1996 Declaration of World Thanksgiving, marking the first time every country in the General Assembly unanimously voted in support of a spiritual idea. Language: English…

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The War on Flu

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The story of influenza and the fight against the virus led by the World Health Organization. Language: English Genre: Drama 1954 Duration:…

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