Today's News

2014, deadliest year at sea off Yemen

Exhausted new arrivals recover on a beach after crossing the ocean to southern Yemen. Photo: SHS/A.S. Hussein/UNHCR

More people have died at sea trying to get to Yemen this year than in the past three years, according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR). The agency says that smugglers' boats that…

17 Oct 2014 / Listen /

Abduction of UN workers in South Sudan condemned

Stephane Dujarric. UN PHOTO

Efforts are being made by the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) and the World Food Programme (WFP) to secure the release of two staff members who have been abducted in Malakal. Three…

17 Oct 2014 / Listen /
Maldives government urged to defend independence of human rights body Militia in Central African Republic urged to respect medical facilities Mass screening for malnutrition aims to reach 600,000 children in South Sudan Women's economic empowerment "key" to poverty eradication Five new-non permanent members of Security Council elected Political actors in Madagascar urged to work for democracy UN chief appeals for $1 billion for Ebola response Killing of 3 UN peacekeepers in Darfur strongly condemned by UN chief Bomb attack in Somali capital condemned by UN envoy Over six million children malnourished in Sahel region Ebola and ISIL have been neglected, says UN human rights chief Family farmers play "critical role" in food security
Today's Features

Transformative power of science recognised on anniversary of nuclear organization

Rolf-Dieter Heuer. UN Photo/Evan Schneider

The transformative power of science is being recognised at the United Nations on Monday as the international community gets…

20 Oct 2014 / Listen /

"The Good Lie" actress says movie teaches about violence against children during war

A young boy on the air-strip near Thiekthou, Bahr El Ghazal, Sudan. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

A movie depicting the experience of young Sudanese immigrants in Kansas in the United States can be used as…

18 Oct 2014 / Listen /

Young volunteers going door to door to prevent Ebola

Volunteer shares information on Ebola and how to help prevent its spread in Sierra Leone (UNifeed video capture)

Young volunteers are being recruited by the United Nations in West Africa to help inform members of the community…

17 Oct 2014 / Listen /

Aid workers in "totally unmapped terrain" in Ebola fight

Health workers wearing Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) while treating patients with Ebola.  (UNifeed video capture)

Aid workers fighting to control the deadly Ebola epidemic in Africa are in "totally unmapped terrain", according to a…

17 Oct 2014 / Listen /
Kenya taking action to empower young people Bamboo can help to "combat climate change" Women farmers face challenges in male-dominated industry Ebola outbreak demands an "urgent and global" response Indigenous groups given fund to protect natural areas Family farms as key agents to eradicate hunger Ebola survivors enlisted to help in the fight against the disease Biodiversity not "detached from humankind" China "long-standing" partnership with Africa continues to evolve Women of Antigua and Barbuda "heart and soul" of conservation work Washing hands can save lives and fight Ebola: UNICEF World has a strategic interest in "No Lost Generation" initiative: UNICEF Nuclear technology to contribute to Ebola response "Deteriorating humanitarian situation" as drought hits Somalia
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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