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Aid reaches Kobane displaced for first time in 12 months

A truck carrying food from the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the World Food Programme (WFP).  UN Photo/Mark Garten

For the first time in a year, children displaced by fierce fighting in Kobane, a town in northern Syria, are receiving aid, UNICEF said on Tuesday. The town which shares a border with…

21 Oct 2014 / Listen /

15 new countries elected to UN Human Rights Council

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

Fifteen new members were on Tuesday elected to sit on the UN Human Rights Council. The Council was created by the General Assembly in 2006 to address human rights violations. The five regional…

21 Oct 2014 / Listen /
"Clear connection between torture and corruption": UN "Cycle of build and destroy must end" in Gaza: Ban Ki-moon Ebola Trust Fund totals $14 million but "needs much more" 15 countries vying for seats on UN Human Rights Council More UN bases open in South Sudan for displaced persons Lebanon needs support to cope with Syria refugee burden China donates $6 million to help "reverse Ebola advance": WFP Scientists needed to help with world's pressing issues: Ban Cuba praised for sending more doctors, nurses to fight Ebola Heightened concern over civilians trapped in North Kivu violence Venezuela urged to release opposition leaders and their followers Preparations begin to assist Iraqi displaced before winter
Today's Features

"Huge challenge" getting aid to displaced people in South Sudan

Ellen Margrethe Løj, new Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS).  UNMISS/JC McIlwaine

Delivering humanitarian aid to the people in need in South Sudan is a huge challenge due to the rainy…

22 Oct 2014 / Listen /

Korea urges Japan to take responsibility for "comfort women" issue

Ambassador Hahn Choong-hee, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations in New York

The Republic of Korea has called on Japan to acknowledge its army forced thousands of women to work as…

22 Oct 2014 / Listen /

Vaccines developed to tackle Ebola outbreak in West Africa

Health-care providers, still wearing their protective clothing, must thoroughly disinfect every place a person suspected to have Ebola passes through on the way to the health unit. WHO/Christina Banluta

Efforts are ongoing to develop vaccines for the deadly Ebola virus disease which has claimed more than 4, 500…

21 Oct 2014 / Listen /

Meeting in Jamaica seeks to unlock Caribbean economic growth

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Senior government ministers are meeting in Montego Bay, Jamaica, later this week to discuss ways to unlock economic growth…

21 Oct 2014 / Listen /
Violence in schools, physical and sexual, underreported Number of Syrian refugees entering Lebanon limited South Sudanese women unveil agenda for peace and development Power of science recognised on anniversary of nuclear organization National Geographic and FAO raise awareness about food security "The Good Lie" movie teaches about violence against children during war Young volunteers going door to door to prevent Ebola Aid workers in "totally unmapped terrain" in Ebola fight Kenya taking action to empower young people Bamboo can help to "combat climate change" Women farmers face challenges in male-dominated industry Ebola outbreak demands an "urgent and global" response Indigenous groups given fund to protect natural areas Family farms as key agents to eradicate hunger
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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

Pope John Paul II

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

24 Sep 2014 / Listen /
Nelson Mandela Addresses General Assembly