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$100 million pledged to bring more health workers to Ebola-stricken countries

World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim (second left) touring the Kenyatta Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya and discussing preparations and readiness to deal with the Ebola outbreak. Photo: World Bank/Dominic Chavez

One hundred million dollars is being provided by the World Bank to speed up the deployment of foreign health workers to combat the Ebola disease outbreak in West Africa. The announcement increases the…

30 Oct 2014 / Listen /

Campaign to end female genital mutilation launched in Kenya

Six-year-old Asmah Mohamad, who was forced to undergo the painful FGM/C procedure, is is comforted by her mother Bedria. © UNICEF/NYHQ2005-2229/Getachew

A global media campaign to end female genital mutilation (FGM) has been launched in Kenya by the UN Secretary-General. Ban Ki-moon, who spoke in the country's capital, Nairobi, said the campaign recognizes the…

30 Oct 2014 / Listen /
Adoption of new plan for sustainable transport in Africa General Assembly pays tribute to late President of Zambia Essential medicines lacking in many regions of world "Time to make commitments, not only declarations" for youth: UN Envoy "Unrelenting" levels of violence and death in Syria Farming in Central African Republic hit by insecurity Somalia "waking from long nightmare", says UN chief "Surge of executions" in Iran for non-capital offences "Children, not Soldiers" campaign launched in South Sudan Malala donates $50,000 in prize money to rebuild schools in Gaza Efforts to stop Ebola start to pay off Israel called by UN to reverse settlement activities
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People-centred urbanization stressed on first World Cities Day

On the first-ever World Cities Day, the UN highlighted the need for sustainable urban planning to make cities more "liveable." Shown, street traffic in Kathmandu, Nepal. World Bank/Simone D. McCourtie

The importance of well-planned and well-managed cities is being stressed on the first ever celebration of World Cities Day…

31 Oct 2014 / Listen /

Telecoms boost aid effort in Iraq

Distribution of monthly food assistance in Shariya district, Iraq. © WFP/Mohammed Albahbahani

Telecommunications and logistics experts from WFP, the UN World Food Programme are working to ensure that humanitarian agencies can…

31 Oct 2014 / Listen /

Shanghai, China kicks off World Cities Day celebrations

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As cities grow both in size and population, people are being urged to seize the opportunity to start shaping…

31 Oct 2014 / Listen /

Youth rights should be translated into action, activist urges

Hanan Bihi. UN Photo

Youth rights should be translated into action and not remain on paper. That's what the Vice Chairperson of the…

31 Oct 2014 / Listen /

Over 10 million people in Africa say "no" to female genital cutting

The practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) must come to a quick end and the global media can play a critical role in making that happen, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon affirmed today during his visit to the Kenyan capital of Nairobi.

Over 10 million people in Africa have said "no" to female genital mutilation or cutting (FGM/C) as a result…

30 Oct 2014 / Listen /
Documentary depicts "dangerous" work of cartoonists Insecurity creates "bleak" food situation in Central African Republic South Sudan moves to improve Internet connectivity Child poverty increases in the world's most wealthy nations: UN "Immense" challenges faced by Somalia Guinea’s "Ground Zero" for Ebola epidemic Japan needs central structure for youth issues Women can lobby for laws that fight discrimination, impunity Women in technology "quite alone" Fruit fly with four names wreaks havoc on agriculture Rise of global crises impact security of women, girls Youth policies part of future "development" efforts Clashes probed at UN displaced people site in South Sudan U.S. delegate to Youth Forum hopes to form ties with other global youth
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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″…

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