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"Grotesque" human rights situation in Syria condemned

Syrian refugee Shadi was living with a host family in North Lebanon and had returned briefly to Syria to visit family there. Upon returning via an unofficial border crossing, he was injured during an explosion. Photo: UNICEF/NYHQ2012-0221/Kate Brooks

Civilians in Syria are being used as "bargaining chips and cannon fodder," the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Thursday. In a statement, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein expressed alarm over what…

11 Feb 2016 / Listen /
Nigeria double suicide attack draws condemnation from UN chief CAR urged to take steps against impunity Gaza “at point of exhaustion” as UN launches US$ 571m appeal UN chief emphasizes shared responsibility in addressing humanitarian needs Satellite launch "legitimate right" of DPRK Sri Lanka’s “element of fear” is diminished, says rights chief Fears over escalation of inter-communal violence in eastern DRC Hunger on the rise in South Sudan
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First all-female UN police unit leaves Liberia

President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf (left) with members of the all-female Indian Formed Police Unit serving with the UN Mission in Liberia. Photo: Emmanuel Tobey/UNMIL

An all-female UN Indian police unit is leaving Liberia on Sunday after nine years of helping to stabilize the…

13 Feb 2016 / Listen /

Not listening "can harm you": vital role for radio in South Sudan

Children's Peace Day Debate on Radio Miraya

You can do yourself harm in South Sudan, if you fail to tune in to local radio. That's just…

13 Feb 2016 / Listen /

"Most open, transparent" selection process for next UN chief ongoing

General Assembly Hall. UN Photo/Amanda Voisar

This year's selection process for the next UN Secretary-General is "the most transparent and open" that there has ever…

12 Feb 2016 / Listen /

"The sky's the limit" for Europe's Radio Refugee Network

Refugee Radio Network. Photo: UNESCO/World Radio Day

A radio network dedicated to serving the needs of refugees in Europe is expanding fast throughout the continent, and…

12 Feb 2016 / Listen /

Radio has the widest reach during disasters and emergencies

Adama Dieng. Photo: UN

For the millions of people forced to abandon their homes during disasters and emergencies, radio remains the best way…

12 Feb 2016 / Listen /
Radio "educates, informs, motivates" in Bangladesh rural communities "Stay home, stay calm": UN radio keeping Mali safe in a crisis Putting a "human face" to victims of terrorism Malian singer could not find "place in society" following genital cutting
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People in Houses

Princess Grace of Monaco stars in this drama about the life of refugees in Europe.   Duration: 28’46″…

24 Dec 2015 / Listen /

Life Begins at Ten


American actors Doris Day and Gregory Peck join Eleanor Roosevelt to raise awareness on the life of refugees in Europe. Duration: 14’21″…

24 Dec 2015 / Listen /
Declaration of Human Rights by Eleanor Roosevelt

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