Today's News

Thousands of children affected by Ebola abandoned in West Africa

Orphans whose parents have died of Ebola in Kenema, SIerra Leone.  Photo:  WHO /Stéphane Saporito

At least 3,700 children in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have lost one or both parents to Ebola since the start of the outbreak in West Africa, according to the UN Children's fund…

30 Sep 2014 / Listen /

"Action plan" in Myanmar's troubled Rakhine state to be launched by government

Wunna Maung Lwin. UN Photo/Amanda Voisard

The Government of Myanmar has pledged to launch an "action plan" to ease ethnic tensions in its troubled Rakhine. The south-east Asian country has been plagued by violence between Buddhist and Muslim communities…

29 Sep 2014 / Listen /
Militant Islam is on the march, says Israeli Prime Minister Holy See calls for reinvigorated UN to preserve peace 40,000 migrants have died attempting to reach 'greener pastures' UNHCR warns against overlooking humanitarian crises in Africa ISIS unleashed like monster in Syria, Iraq and Lebanon, says Syrian Minister Drug in vaccine that killed Syrian children has been identified, says WHO Afghanistan inaugurates new President UN refugee agency's meeting puts spotlight on Africa Reduction of salt intake can prevent heart diseases: WHO Security Council asked to reconsider mandate of UN Mission in South Sudan Turning a "blind eye to terrorism" in Libya, unacceptable says senior envoy Cuba urges end to foreign intervention in Syria
Today's Features

Clean energy is possible for every country: UAE

United Arab Emirates map. United Nations Statistics Division

Every country in the world can achieve the goal of using clean energy, according to the ambassador of the…

30 Sep 2014 / Listen /

"Irregular migration" claims over 40,000 lives since year 2000

Abandoned migrant boats lie lifeless opposite the port of Lampedusa, Italy, an island which experiences frequent migration from nearby North Africa. UN Photo/UNHCR/Phil Behan

Governments around the world are been urged by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to address what it describes…

29 Sep 2014 / Listen /

Continuing to ignore Africa's refugee crisis a risk for global peace

UNHCR's governing Executive Committee. (UNHCR video capture)

Continuing to ignore Africa's humanitarian crises is a risk for global peace and security. António Guterres, the head of…

29 Sep 2014 / Listen /

Artist creates "Garbage Patch State" to help stop ocean pollution

"Garbage Patch State" is presented in the form of a snake. UN Radio/Florence Westergard

Millions of coloured plastic bottle caps are being displayed in the lobby of the United Nations Secretariat in New…

29 Sep 2014 / Listen /

Economic situation remains most critical issue for CARICOM

Irwin LaRocque. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

Caribbean countries remain economically vulnerable and require continued support, according to the Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community Secretariat, CARICOM.…

29 Sep 2014 / Listen /
"Salt reduction saves lives" says WHO Uganda’s Karamajong pastoralists severely affected by climate change Mali rebels urged to show "political courage" in negotiations with government South Sudan President accuses adversary of stoking up tribal conflict Women's economic empowerment is key to sustainable development US "committed" to ratifying nuclear test treaty Minister of Guyana highlights needs of CARICOM countries Peacekeeping needs to respond to dramatic shift in "global security landscape" Malawi "heavily involved" in peace-building in Africa: Mutharika Bangladesh marks 40 years as Member State of the UN
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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