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Top rights official "did not resign over abuse claims"

Flavia Pansieri had emergency eye surgery earlier this month, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said. Photo: Jean-Marc Ferré

Questions over the UN's handling of abuse allegations about peacekeeping troops in Africa had nothing to do with the recent resignation of a high-profile official, the UN's human rights chief insisted Friday. Dismissing…

24 Jul 2015 / Listen /
European Union urged to help Greece with refugee crisis Malaria vaccine hailed as potential major milestone in global fight "Sanctity of life paramount" says humanitarian chief France urged to bring African abuse troops to trial Envoy calls for decisive action to save two-State solution Zambia death sentence clemency hailed Killing of 19 civilians in Afghanistan condemned Attack against aid convoy in CAR condemned
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Prevention is the watch word for head of UN force in Lebanon

United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) peacekeepers patrolling in armored personnel carriers in Southern Lebanon.  UN Photo/Jorge Aramburu

For nearly 40 years, the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) has been monitoring cessation of hostilities between that…

27 Jul 2015 / Listen /

Positive tone set in Cyprus reunification talks

Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on Cyprus Espen Barth Eide. UN File Photo/Loey Felipe

The leaders of the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities have set a positive tone for full-fledged reunification talks,…

27 Jul 2015 / Listen /

"Harrowing" situation for people in Aden, Yemen

Abdallah and his six-year-old son stand in what used to be the entrance of their home, in Sana'a's Bayt Mayad neighbourhood. Photo: OCHA/Charlotte Cans

The situation for people living in the Yemeni port city of Aden has been described as "harrowing" by the…

27 Jul 2015 / Listen /

Closing the gender gap in Maldives

Maldives has among the highest literacy rates in the world. File Photo UNDP Maldives.

The gender gap is closing in Maldives, albeit slowly, according to the UN Development Programme (UNDP). The Indian Ocean…

26 Jul 2015 / Listen /

Life as an Indian in Haiti

Traffic in Port-au-Prince. For Mr Ranganath, the traffic in the Haitian capital reminds him of India. MINUSTAH File Photo

As an Indian living in Haiti, Prasad Ranganath feels it is very important that he preserve some of the…

25 Jul 2015 / Listen /
Iraqi student praises the power of multiculturalism Yemen schoolchildren “write on ground” amid shortages Namibian eye doctor honoured for fighting blindness More global action needed to thwart foreign terrorist fighters
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