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A woman's place is…at work, says UN Geneva's new chief

Delegates during a meeting of the 56th session of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) in Geneva, Switzerland. UN Photo/Pierre Albouy

Diplomats, UN agencies and the private sector needs to do much more to break down the barriers that hold…

6 Jul 2015 / Listen /

A safe space for survivors of gender-based violence in South Sudan

Women in South Sudan. UN Photo/JC McIlwaine

Survivors of gender-based violence in South Sudan's Central Equatoria State now have a safe place to call their own.…

6 Jul 2015 / Listen /

Cuba achieves global milestone in eliminating mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis

PAHO-WHO have been working with partners in Cuba and other countries in the Americas to implement a regional initiative to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis. Photo: PAHO/WHO

Cuba has become the first country to receive validation from the World Health Organization (WHO) for eliminating mother-to-child transmission…

5 Jul 2015 / Listen /

"Dimension" main challenge for UN peacekeepers in DR Congo

MONUSCO Force Commander, Gen. Carlos Alberto dos Santo Cruz. UN File Photo/Sylvain Liechti

The huge size of the Democratic Republic of the Congo is the main challenge facing UN peacekeepers, according to…

3 Jul 2015 / Listen /

Global plan approved to drive down road noise

UN Office at Geneva. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

  Noise from road traffic can be annoying – and deafening – UN health experts say. But while accelerating…

3 Jul 2015 / Listen /
Heatwave is “unusual”, say weather experts Poverty rates in Tanzania still high despite economic growth Syrian refugee children as young as six forced into work West Africa poised to experience "huge" agricultural growth “Horrific” Boko Haram crimes in Nigeria Srebrenica genocide: Remember the victims, recommit to peace Food prices expected to decline over next decade Heatwave warning system launched to tackle health threat "Savage” atrocities committed on civilians in South Sudan
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Declaration of Human Rights by Eleanor Roosevelt

In this historic audio, listen to Eleanor Roosevelt – diplomat, activist and former First Lady of the United States – read from the Declaration. Duration: 00:12:53     SHARE WITH…

15 Apr 2015 / Listen /

Could Be

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Actor Martin Gable is part of this anticipation drama about “what could be” if the countries put as much determination in coming…

15 Apr 2015 / Listen /
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