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Let "50-50 by 2030!" be rallying cry for gender equality, says UN chief

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with Ellen Johnson Sirleaf at the debate on the theme,

Efforts should be intensified to achieve equality between men and women by 2030. That's according to UN Secretary-General Ban…

6 Mar 2015 / Listen /

Enforced disappearances highlighted in Argentina meeting

Mother of an Argentinean "disappeared" tells her story. UN Photo/Evan Schneider (file)

A group which was created in response to the disappearances of people during a period of dictatorship in Argentina…

6 Mar 2015 / Listen /

Early detection sought for "zoonotic" diseases in Africa

Technician working in one of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Uganda Virus Research Institute. (Photo: IAEA/M. Warnau)

Health experts across Africa should be able to better track and detect animal diseases that threaten humans as a…

6 Mar 2015 / Listen /

Global food prices drop to 55-month low in February

Combine harvesters work the fields in France. Photo: FAO

Global food prices declined in February to their lowest level since July 2010, according to the UN Food and…

5 Mar 2015 / Listen /
Building a lifetime of opportunity for women and girls Reliable data needed to monitor socio economic development Asia and Pacific countries still face challenges in fighting poverty UN-led Libya peace talks to resume in Morocco Women's empowerment is unfinished business, says ITC chief East African countries work towards a single currency Militia in South Sudan urged to release abducted children Security Council to impose targeted sanctions for peace in South Sudan "Balanced approach" urged in dealing with illicit drug problem
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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…

4 Nov 2014 / Listen /
The War on Flu