Today's News

New policies need to shake off economic stagnation in developed countries

The UN's annual Trade and Development Report was released on 6 October. Image: UNCTAD

Policymakers in developed countries need to be proactive to finally bring about a full recovery from the 2008 global financial crisis. That's according to the UN's annual Trade and Development Report released Tuesday,…

6 Oct 2015 / Listen /
Destruction of Syria monument condemned Fighting escalates in South Sudan state Extreme poverty rate set to fall below 10% by end of 2015 Empower and value teachers to reach new global goals Germany commended for trial of Rwandan rebel leaders "Genuine democracy" must be supported in Burkina Faso Sudan bemoans sanctions and boycotts 500 children killed in Yemen in last six months People of Greece have demonstrated "solidarity' with migrants Foreign Minister says Russia and west "eye-to-eye" on fighting terrorism in Syria Prime Minister proposes "Marshall Plan" for Somalia Myanmar discrimination is “institutional” Elections "should" take place by year's end, says Haitian president Palestine no longer bound by Oslo peace deal with Israel CAR risks return to civil war, rights expert warns Reconciliation "imperative" to Sri Lanka's future Number of over-60s set to double, says WHO Move to prevent Security Council right to veto in mass atrocities Yemen's President urges rebels to lay down their weapons Treatment of migrants "sheer hypocrisy" says EU Death penalty practices must be reconsidered Russia fighting "aggressive war" against Ukraine CAR clashes may be "catastrophic" as elections near
Today's Features

Nuclear power seen as a way out of the "dark" for many African countries

Nuclear Plant. File Photo: IAEA

African countries are increasingly turning towards nuclear power to meet their growing energy needs and pull them out of…

7 Oct 2015 / Listen /

"Triple-win" strategy will help end hunger by 2030

Grain: harvest. File Photo: FAO/ J.Belgrave

Learning new ways to farm will help make hunger a thing of the past, according to a World Bank…

7 Oct 2015 / Listen /

Mali peace process "back on track"

Special Representative and Head of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), Mongi Hamdi, briefs the Security Council. UN Photo/Kim Haughton

The peace process in Mali is "back on track" said the head of the country's UN mission – MINUSMA…

6 Oct 2015 / Listen /

Countries struggling to stop flow of foreign terrorist fighters

Jean-Paul Laborde, Executive Director of the Counter-Terrorism Committee.
UN File Photo/Loey Felipe

Many countries are struggling to put in place passport monitoring systems aimed at preventing the international flow of terrorist…

6 Oct 2015 / Listen /

Adolescent health care targeted by UN

A girl laughs during a skit on the prevention of HIV, at a youth centre in Moundou, Chad. Photo: UNICEF/P. Esteve

Young people around the world are expected to benefit from new guidelines issued by the UN aimed at improving…

6 Oct 2015 / Listen /
Putting Afghan women at the centre of farming development IMF lowers global growth forecasts again for 2015 Inquiry into fatal Afghan hospital strikes must be "impartial” Work must begin immediately on new development agenda Refugee crisis a "shame", but not a "surprise" First draft of new climate change deal presented to governments Fishing kits and seeds part of aid relief in South Sudan Burundi denies the country's taking a step backwards on human rights The political will exists for lasting peace, says South Sudan vice-president. Libyans urged to forge their own peace now Syria: International community must stop terrorist flow Gender issues must feature in new climate deal Chemical industry told not to cheat on global goals Israel accuses world powers of "deafening silence" over Iran threats
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Programmes from UN Headquarters



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


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 /
Peace on Earth

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