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India needs to rethink Bhopal disaster pay-out, says UN investigator

Special Rapporteur Baskut Tuncak  (video capture)

India's announcement that it's to give more cash to victims of one of the worst industrial disasters in history won't make the problem go away, according to a top UN human rights investigator.…

24 Nov 2014 / Listen /

"Trend of massacres" in DR Congo condemned

Saïd Djinnit  UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

An "escalating trend of massacres" is emerging in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) a senior United Nations official has warned. Saïd Djinnit the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for the…

24 Nov 2014 / Listen /
Rival factions in Central African Republic town urged to stop fighting Empire State Building lights to mark elimination of violence against women New bird flu strain spreading to Europe threatens poultry sector Plague outbreak in Madagascar kills 40 people Attack on bus in Kenya condemned by UN Ebola outbreak "contained" by middle of 2015 Humanitarians will "never be able" to keep up with needs in South Sudan More than 10,000 displaced in clashes in Central African Republic Women primary agents of change to fight malnutrition "Don't define someone by their disability" says US Senator 25,000 Gaza homeowners to have access to building materials Airlift of winter supplies underway in Iraq Code adopted for ships operating in polar waters
Today's Features

Kidnapping for ransom provides terrorists with funds

Street patrol in Kismayo, Somalia, following a series of kidnappings and cross-border raids along the Kenya-Somalia border by the Al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorist group Al Shabaab. 
Credit: UN Photo/Ramadan Mohamed Hassan

Kidnapping for ransom and hostage taking continues to be a major source of income for terrorists around the world,…

24 Nov 2014 / Listen /

"Hope" lost in South Sudan due to conflict

Ellen Margrethe Loj, the head of the UN mission in South Sudan, UNMISS.  UN Photo/Staton Winter

The ongoing conflict in South Sudan is causing people in the country to lose hope. That's according to Ellen…

24 Nov 2014 / Listen /

Ethiopia has political will to push industrialization

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Ethiopia has the ability to attract good people and smart capital and to work hard to advance its agenda of industrialization.…

24 Nov 2014 / Listen /

Nutrition habits in China changing, obesity on rise

Girl working in a rice field near Chengdu, Sichuan.  UN Photo/John Isaac

Obesity is on the rise in China because nutrition habits in the country are changing, according to a senior…

24 Nov 2014 / Listen /
Unhealthy foods in Thailand creating new nutritional challenges Countries at Rome conference vow to fight malnutrition Humanitarian situation "dire" in South Sudan "Sky is the limit" for Africa says senior UN official "Close to impossible" to reach communities in terrorist-controlled areas in Iraq Up to 1mn in Syria, Iraq may be "left out in cold" this winter Report on world's children shows progress and challenges Pope calls nutrition and environment “global public issues” Bringing the voice of the people to the global stage Solutions sought for food wastage problem in Papua New Guinea Toilets bring hope to rural people in Nepal Progress in provision of water and sanitation but challenges remain 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
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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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