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Call for restraint in Burundi where "sense of fear" rules

Burundians have fled the country amid pre-election violence and the UN human rights office says people fear there's more to come. Photo: UNHCR FIle Photo/Kate Holt

Attacks on a journalist and a well-known human rights defender in Burundi prompted the UN human rights office (OHCHR)…

4 Aug 2015 / Listen /

UN mission in South Sudan refutes claims of shutting out fleeing populations

UN is protecting almost 170,000 people in the war-torn country in South Sudan. File Photo: UNMISS/UN Military

Accusations that the UN Mission in South Sudan, UNMISS, refused protection to civilians fleeing fighting in the country have…

4 Aug 2015 / Listen /

Breastfeeding at work a "smart investment"


Allowing women to breastfeed their infants at work helps women balance their professional and personal lives while increasing worker…

4 Aug 2015 / Listen /

Countries sign off on new global development agenda

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses press conference in New York. UN Photo/Mark Garten

A global agreement has been reached at the United Nations which plots the way forward for sustainable development across…

3 Aug 2015 / Listen /

Getting West African food staples to market

Agriculture is the economy's key sector in Benin, West Africa. File Photo: WFP/Rein Skullerud

With a population of more than 340 million—and growing—West Africa is home to a third of the African continent.…

3 Aug 2015 / Listen /
Women-owned cooperatives closing gender gap in rural Morocco "Thirst for knowledge" among children of war-torn South Sudan Ghanaian student finds value in intercultural exchange Reducing disputes related to private financing of public works in India Jordanian student wants more youth involvement in UN Ebola response mission closes although crisis not over yet Sustainable agriculture could increase yields" by up to 500 per cent"
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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 /
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