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Gaza: UN strongly condemns bombing of shelter, calls it "unjustifiable"

Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson.  UN Photo/Devra Berkowitz

The bombing of a UN shelter in Gaza has been met with "shock and dismay", the Deputy-Secretary General told reporters on Wednesday. Sixteen civilians were killed in Tuesday night's attack, including several children.…

30 Jul 2014 / Listen /

Kenyans have right to safe water and sanitation, says UN expert

Catarina de Albuquerque. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

Kenyans have a right to safe water and sanitation and existing water laws need to become reality, an independent UN human rights expert said after a trip to the country. Thirteen percent of…

30 Jul 2014 / Listen /
Nicaragua wind power can curb tons of emissions each year: Ban First World Day against Trafficking in Persons observed UN humanitarian chief appalled by attacks on UN and other school in Gaza Forced evacuation of northern Gaza residents could cause further devastation: Ban
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"Dignified shelters" for Syrian refugees in Iraq

The IKEA Foundation is funding the development of durable and easy-to-assemble shelters for refugees. (video capture)

Syrian refugees at a camp in northern Iraq are enjoying what have been described as "dignified shelters." The white,…

31 Jul 2014 / Listen /

"Rapid and terrifying" deterioration of humanitarian situation in Gaza

UN Photo/Shareef Sarhan

The humanitarian situation in Gaza is deteriorating at a "rapid and terrifying" pace, according to Jens Laerke, Spokesperson for…

30 Jul 2014 / Listen /

UNICEF: women most affected Ebola outbreak in W. Africa

A nurse comforts a patient who has been diagnosed to have the Ebola virus. Photo: WHO/Chris Black

Women are the most affected by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, according to Laurent Duvillier, Regional Communication Specialist…

30 Jul 2014 / Listen /

Child exploitation in tourism "can't be tolerated"

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The exploitation of children in the worldwide tourism industry cannot be tolerated according to the UN World Tourism Organization…

30 Jul 2014 / Listen /
Call for governments to better protect the rights of older people Humanitarian drones promoted by UNICEF Midwife makes life better for Syrian refugee women through her work Access to some areas in the Gaza strip still restricted, says OCHA Growing numbers of CAR refugee children severely malnourished Global discrepancies in levels of well-being persist Climate change forces Viet Nam farmers to give up growing rice Tanzanian villagers find answer to water shortage under their feet
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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