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UN chief congratulates Nigeria on "largely peaceful" elections

Nigeria flag (center). UN Photo/John Isaac

The people and Government of Nigeria have been congratulated by the UN Secretary-General on the "largely peaceful and orderly conduct" of presidential and parliamentary elections. In a statement, Ban Ki-moon also condemned the…

29 Mar 2015 / Listen /
Stability in Arab world to "remain a mirage" without good governance Earth Hour set to be “record-breaking” celebration Kidnapping of Congolese refugees condemned by UN Refugee Agency Actions to protect people with albinism in Malawi welcomed by UN Libyan peace talks go "well beyond what we have expected" All parties in Yemen urged to protect the country's cultural heritage Special session on Boko Haram abuses announced at UN rights body Tense debate at UN ends in extension of Syria probe
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Model UN helps South African student to better understand global issues

Closing Ceremony of the 2015 National Model UN Conference. UN PHOTO

A South African high school student says that participating in Model UN activities has helped him to better understand…

31 Mar 2015 / Listen /

"Savagery" of Syria crisis continues as donors meet

A Syrian refugee family in southern Turkey, where more than 20,000 people have fled to so far in early 2014 to escape fighting. UNHCR Photo

International donors are being urged at a meeting in Kuwait to contribute funds to support humanitarian work to deal…

31 Mar 2015 / Listen /

Nigerian Boko Haram terrorists under spotlight in Security Council

A wide view of the Security Council Chamber. UN Photo/Loey Felipe

Boko Haram terrorists continue their violent attacks and human rights abuses against civilians in north-east Nigeria and neighbouring countries,…

30 Mar 2015 / Listen /

"Water for Life Voices" exhibit opens at UN

Josefina Maestu (left) is interviewed by Derrick Mbatha. UN PHOTO

An exhibit showcasing photos and messages of people who have benefited from projects to provide water and sanitation services…

30 Mar 2015 / Listen /
Forty believed dead in Yemen camp attack, says IOM "Middle-skilled" jobs declining due to computers Clean-up in Vanuatu continues following Cyclone Pam Millions of people's lives "at stake" in the Middle East More than 100 Chiefs of Defence gather at UN for first time Universities in Europe urged to promote more women Incoming Israeli government urged to show commitment to two-state solution
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Peace on Earth

Actor Charles Boyer discusses the cruelties of war, highlighting the urgency for peace in troubled areas such as Korea, India, Iraq, Germany and Syria, and giving a voice to soldiers…

24 Dec 2014 / Listen /

1996 Declaration of World Thanksgiving

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The United Nations celebrates the 1996 Declaration of World Thanksgiving, marking the first time every country in the General Assembly unanimously voted…

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