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Deadlock over Afghanistan administration deepens crisis: UN envoy

A wide view of the Security Council Chamber as Ján Kubiš briefs the Council via video conference.UN Photo/Amanda Voisard

The deadlock over the formation of an Afghan government of national unity has deepened the crisis in the country. That's what Ján Kubiš, the outgoing UN Special Envoy for Afghanistan, told members of…

18 Sep 2014 / Listen /

Voices of indigenous peoples must be heard, UN expert says

Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples Victoria Tauli-Corpuz. UN Photo/JC McIlwaine

The voices of indigenous peoples must be heard and they must be consulted on issues that affect them, including rights to land and resources. The Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples,…

18 Sep 2014 / Listen /
UN Chief welcomes US pledge to assist in Ebola global response UN anti-torture experts suspend on-site visit to Azerbaijan Decisive action needed to tackle mass displacements due to disasters "Runaway urban growth" should be at top of world's priorities: UN Elections remains critical phase in CAR: UN peacekeeping chief ISIL profiting from international inaction to end the Syrian civil war World can no longer afford to burn its way through prosperity, says Ban "Gaza could implode again", warns UN Middle East Envoy US actor Leonardo DiCaprio named UN Messenger of Peace
Today's Features

Yoko Ono urges people to "surrender to peace"

Yoko Ono. UN Photo/Devra Berkowitz

People around the world need to "surrender to peace, think peace, act peace and spread peace." That's the message…

19 Sep 2014 / Listen /

Lebanon needs "massive solidarity" to help Syrian refugees: UNHCR

UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres and UN Development Programme Administrator Helen Clark (with handbag) visit Syrian refugees settlement in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley. © UNHCR/A.Haju

Lebanon has the right to ask the international community to share the burden of helping Syrian refugees who have…

19 Sep 2014 / Listen /

"Tragic incident" as 15 Syrian children die following measles immunization

WHO/P. Virot

Fifteen children have died in Syria after receiving a contaminated measles vaccination as part of a UN immunization campaign.…

18 Sep 2014 / Listen /

Ebola impacts economies of West Africa: World Bank

UNICEF and partners visit a crowded market in Conakry, Guinea, to explain to vendors how they can protect themselves and their families from Ebola. Photo: UNICEF Guinea

The outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa is not only a serious health problem but is…

18 Sep 2014 / Listen /
Cambodia aims to triple rice exports by 2015 Massive UNHCR aid operation in northern Iraq Role of big data in climate change action to be highlighted during Climate Summit Natural disasters displace more people than conflicts "Stage set" for post-2015 agenda says outgoing General Assembly President Photo blogger helps UN promote understanding of common humanity Most neonatal deaths can be prevented: UNICEF Over 800 million people still undernourished despite reduction in world hunger: FAO Largest ever international support operation to fight Ebola "Bold initiatives" ahead of UN climate change summit UN Humanitarian Chief "struck" by brutality in Iraq Conflict in Darfur reduces but more people flee homes Benefits expected as UN takes over African-led mission in Central African Republic Respect and understanding needed to be Speaker in India South Sudan’s women welcome ratification of CEDAW
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The Energetic Trio

The 1961 UN Radio programme explores a future with clean energy sources. Scientists discuss the possibilities of utilizing the sun, wind and heat stored deep beneath the earth's surface and…

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Toni Hagen the Swiss geologist, Aila the sherpa and Fritz the dachshund traverse the Himalayas over and over enough to have climbed…

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