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Sharp fall in Southern African maize production expected

A maize farmer and her child in Lesotho. FAO@PHOTO

The price of food in Southern Africa could increase following a 26 per cent fall in maize production across…

28 Apr 2015 / Listen /

21,000 refugees seek protection in Rwanda

These Burundians in Rwanda's Bugesera reception centre fled across the border to escape from pre-election violence. © UNHCR/S.Masengesho

Around 21,000 people have fled from Burundi into Rwanda following political protests, the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, has confirmed.…

28 Apr 2015 / Listen /

Somalia coming together as "united, federal country" despite challenges

Nicholas Kay. UN Photo/Loey Felipe (file)

Somalia is coming together as a strong, united and federal nation despite challenges posed by the security situation, according…

28 Apr 2015 / Listen /

HeforShe gender equality campaign reaches China

Global Gender Equality Campaign launch at Tsinghua University in China. Photo: UN Women China

A movement which calls on men to rally against inequalities and discrimination faced by women and girls has been…

28 Apr 2015 / Listen /

"Chaotic" situation in Nepal amid "dramatic" destruction

Getting aid to those who need it outside the capital is a major challenge.Photo: UNESCO Kathmandu Office /Manhart Christian

The situation in Nepal has been described as "chaotic" and the destruction of cultural sites as "absolutely dramatic", according…

27 Apr 2015 / Listen /
For women to progress, economies need to be transformed Platform for pastoralists aims to give voice to millions Funding needed to resettle former child soldiers in South Sudan Indigenous group battling stereotypes South Sudan needs new sources of revenue to avoid bankruptcy
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Declaration of Human Rights by Eleanor Roosevelt

In this historic audio, listen to Eleanor Roosevelt – diplomat, activist and former First Lady of the United States – read from the Declaration. Duration: 00:12:53     SHARE WITH…

15 Apr 2015 / Listen /

Could Be


Actor Martin Gable is part of this anticipation drama about “what could be” if the countries put as much determination in coming…

15 Apr 2015 / Listen /
Peace on Earth