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Social media makes diplomacy "real-time" at UN

Social Media Day at the UN.  Photo UN Library

The use of social media platforms by ambassadors at the United Nations is making diplomacy more relevant and immediate.…

30 Jan 2015 / Listen /

Injecting drug users lose therapy in annexed Crimea

Michel Kazatchkine,UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.  UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

The annexation of Crimea and the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine are creating an HIV/AIDS crisis, according to a…

30 Jan 2015 / Listen /

Iraq displaced given shelter at border camp

Displaced Iraqis (UNinAction video capture)

A once empty Syrian border transit point has rapidly become home to more than 11,000 people from Iraq. They've…

30 Jan 2015 / Listen /

Release sought for UN helicopter crew in Sudan

WFP delivering food assistance.  Copyright: WFP/George Fominyen

Efforts are under way to secure the release of six crew members of a UN food agency's helicopter who…

29 Jan 2015 / Listen /
Work to stop Ebola is not over, says UNICEF African Union Assembly to address new challenges Climate change endangers potatoes in Bolivia Civilians continue to be in line of fire in Syria Holocaust victims remembered at UN Holocaust survivor recalls her ordeal Investigation underway on death of UN peacekeeper in Lebanon Promoting tolerance can help prevent similar Holocaust atrocities "Intensify surveillance" to beat Ebola says new health chief Farmers in Malawi in urgent need of help after heavy flooding Child soldiers in South Sudan released from army Gas car supporters manoeuvre into global energy debate El Salvador promotes human rights for LGBTI community Civilians in Ukraine recovering after rocket attack
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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 /
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