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Transparency campaigner should be released from "arbitrary detention"

Human Rights Council. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

The founder of the Wikileaks website, which has published confidential diplomatic documents, should be allowed to go free, a UN expert panel has said. Julian Assange claimed asylum in the Ecuadorean embassy in…

5 Feb 2016 / Listen /
200 million girls "harmed" by female genital mutilation New sexual abuse allegations against UN peacekeepers in CAR World leaders meet to raise US$9bn for Syria crisis Envoy announces "temporary pause" in Syrian talks Risk of Zika virus spreading in Europe Majority of migrants in Europe now women and children US$1.4 billion needed to get Syrian children back in school Tobacco industry using movies as "last frontier"
Today's Features

Fresh evidence of mass killings in Syria prisons


  Allegations of so-called "executions" by Syrian state actors have been published by a top UN rights panel. Citing…

8 Feb 2016 / Listen /

Helping communities abandon practice of female cutting

Ms. Inna Modja, FGM Survivor and singer speaks at a Press conference on the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation. UN Photo/Manuel Elias

Religious, traditional and local leaders are coming together to encourage local communities to abandon the practice of female genital…

8 Feb 2016 / Listen /

Tanzania records "strong" economic growth in 2015


Tanzania recorded strong economic growth of 7 per cent in 2015, according to a review by the International Monetary…

7 Feb 2016 / Listen /

A UN "world first" as special stamps are issued supporting LGBT rights

One of the six new stamps to promote the UN Free & Equal campaign for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality that were unveiled at UN headquarters ahead of their 5 February official launch by the UN Postal Administration (UNPA). UN Photo/Rick Bajornas

The UN's become the first institution ever to issue a special collection of stamps in support of lesbian, gay,…

6 Feb 2016 / Listen /

UN body says Wikileaks founder should be allowed to go free

Julian Assange. Credit: photo taken from OHCHR video

The founder of a controversial freedom of speech website has been held in arbitrary detention and thus deprived of…

5 Feb 2016 / Listen /
"Strong political will" key to ending FGM, says UN coordinator Benin responds to illness spread by tiny rat Symposium on safety of journalists seeks to preserve press freedom Changing "hearts and minds" over LGBT rights through stamps
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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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