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Detaining people without cause is a “strategy to spread terror”

Many carried photographs of loved ones who died or who disappeared on 12 November 1991 when the Indonesian military opened fire on a group of pro-independence supporters during a peaceful demonstration.  UN File Photo/Martine Perret

The detention of people, often without cause, is a repressive technique which violates fundamental human rights and is often…

30 Aug 2015 / Listen /

Impact of nuclear tests observed on International Day

A view of Semipalatinsk Test Site's ground zero in Kurchatov, Kazakhstan. Remote Semipalatinsk was once the Soviet Union's primary testing venue for nuclear weapons. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

The ill-effects of nuclear testing in Kazakhstan are still being seen according to authorities, even though the Semipalatinsk Nuclear…

29 Aug 2015 / Listen /

Evacuation centres to open in cyclone-prone areas of the Philippines

Two children walk past downed trees and other destruction caused by Super Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban City. Photo: UNICEF (file)

State-of-the art evacuation centres in the Philippines are being set up by the UN to provide shelter for communities…

29 Aug 2015 / Listen /

Hurricane Katrina "raised bar" for disaster risk management

New Orleans. UN Photo (file)

Hurricane Katrina, which hit the American city of New Orleans 10 years ago this month, has raised the bar…

28 Aug 2015 / Listen /

Campaign gets South Sudan schoolchildren 'Back-to-Learning'

© UNICEF/NYHQ2012-0149/Brian Sokol South Sudan,

Children in South Sudan, who were forced out of school due to poverty, gender discrimination or conflict, are getting…

28 Aug 2015 / Listen /
Myanmar floods: Devastation and “unprecendented” solidarity New crop entering Arctic seed vault for preservation Water at the core of a sustainable future for all LGBT in the Middle East under the spotlight at the UN Women with HIV still face obstacles to treatment Thousands of stranded South Sudanese receiving assistance Eiffel Tower to become huge generator of human energy
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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…

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Could Be


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15 Apr 2015 / Listen /
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