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Breastfeeding helps raise healthy kids and grow stronger families

Mother breastfeeds her baby.  Photo: UNICEF Philippines/2013/Kent Page

Breastfeeding is one of the simplest, smartest, and most cost-effective ways to raise healthy children and grow stronger families. Anthony Lake, the Executive Director of the UN Children's Fund, UNICEF, shared the message…

1 Aug 2014 / Listen /

All parties in Gaza conflict agree to 72-hour unconditional ceasefire

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (L) with US Secretary of State John Kerry (R). UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

All parties in the Gaza conflict have agreed to an unconditional humanitarian ceasefire starting Friday morning. That's according to a joint statement by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and United States Secretary of State John…

31 Jul 2014 / Listen /
No travel restrictions in West Africa despite widening Ebola virus outbreak Shelling of UN school in Gaza serious "violation of international law" Relief efforts in Gaza stretched and delayed by fighting: Amos Safe, unhindered humanitarian access needed in Iraq: UN envoy
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UN Mission in South Sudan battles crime in its IDP camps

IDP camp. UN Photo/Isaac Billy

The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) is erecting detention facilities for internally displaced people (IDPs) living on its…

1 Aug 2014 / Listen /

UN in Iraq releases new casualty figures for July, civilian deaths high

The local mosque in a norther district of Iraq where many displaced Arab families have fled. Photo: UNHCR/K. Brooks

Over 1,700 Iraqi civilians were killed and close to 2,000 injured in acts of terrorism and violence in July.…

1 Aug 2014 / Listen /

Relief workers ability to deal with Gaza crisis reaches "breaking point"

Smoke and flames rise from Gaza's electricity distribution company plant after it was hit by Israeli strikes in the Nusseirat refugee camp, central Gaza Strip. UN Photo/Shareef Sarhan

The ability for relief workers to deal with the Gaza crisis has reached breaking point due to the huge…

1 Aug 2014 / Listen /

Massai use radio as "door" to bring their issues to the open

Members of a Maasai traditional singing group, Kenya. UN Photo/Andi Gitow

The Maasai people in the Ngorongoro District of Tanzania are using radio to air their concerns and reach out…

1 Aug 2014 / Listen /
Daily humanitarian pauses needed in Gaza, urges UN Death toll from W. Africa Ebola outbreak may be higher, WHO says "Dignified shelters" for Syrian refugees in Iraq "Rapid and terrifying" deterioration of humanitarian situation in Gaza UNICEF: women most affected Ebola outbreak in W. Africa Child exploitation in tourism "can't be tolerated" Call for governments to better protect the rights of older people Humanitarian drones promoted by UNICEF
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Ralph Bunche

Ralph Bunche

Celeste Holm interviews Ralph Bunche, Nobel laureate and Under Secretary for Special Political Affairs. He speaks with humour and humility about earlier career and educational experiences, race and how he…

25 Jul 2014 / Listen /

One Man’s Involvement

Sean MacBride

A portrait of Sean MacBride, United Nations High Commissioner for Namibia, cofounder of Amnesty International, and recipient of 1974 Nobel Peace Prize.…

25 Jul 2014 / Listen /
Nelson Mandela Addresses General Assembly