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Accord to end fighting in Yemen is welcomed by UN chief

Destruction in Dammaj, northern Yemen. Photo: IRIN/Mike Healy

The signing of an agreement to stop the conflict in Yemen has been welcomed by the UN Secretary-General. The announcement of the signing of the Peace and National Partnership Agreement in Yemen was…

22 Sep 2014 / Listen /

Countries urged to reap the "demographic dividend"

Babatunde Osotimehin. UN Photo/Kim Haughton

Governments around the world have been urged to take advantage of what has been described as "a demographic dividend" of declining fertility by investing in young people to ensure sustainable development. The call…

22 Sep 2014 / Listen /
UN establishes trust fund for response to Ebola in West Africa No "Plan B" for climate action as no "Planet B" HeForShe campaign mobilizes men to advocate for women Climate marchers due to take to streets of New York "Ring a bell to ring out conflict" for International Peace Day: Ban UN condemns killing of peacekeepers in Mali, calls for justice Malaysia Flight MH17 penetrated by "high energy objects outside the aircraft" World should unite to end "unfettered barbarity" of ISIL: John Kerry Deliberate drowning of migrants in Mediterranean was “mass murder”
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First-ever UN World Conference on Indigenous Peoples opens

Tadodaho Sid Hill, Chief of the Onondaga Nation, delivers the ceremonial welcome to participants at the opening of the high-level plenary meeting of the General Assembly known as the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples.
Credit: UN Photo/Mark Garten

Seven years after signing a Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, delegates at the UN are poised to…

22 Sep 2014 / Listen /

Renovated General Assembly Hall reopens for global debate

General Assembly Hall. UN Photo/Kim Haughton

The UN General Assembly (GA) Hall, which has been described as the greatest of Parliaments, underwent a massive renovation…

22 Sep 2014 / Listen /

Bolivia, Ecuador hailed for advances made in indigenous rights

Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for American Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). Credit: UN Photo/Kim Haughton

Bolivia and Ecuador have made great progress in advancing indigenous rights by openly recognizing them in their respective Constitutions.…

22 Sep 2014 / Listen /

First Ladies of Africa working together to empower women

UN Photo/Amanda Voisard

The First Ladies of Africa are calling on the international community to strengthen support for maternal and new-born health.…

22 Sep 2014 / Listen /

Mobile solar computer classroom brings technology to women in Uganda

The mobile solar computer classroom. © SEED Initiative

A mobile computer classroom is helping women and girls gain access to essential information on the internet, according to…

22 Sep 2014 / Listen /
300,000 people march in New York to halt climate change The world cares about climate change UN nuclear watchdog agency holds its biggest annual event Samoa pushes to reduce gender violence and increase political representation of women Emma Watson joining fight against gender inequality in HeForShe campaign Justice demanded for "mass murder" of migrants in Mediterranean Lebanon needs "massive solidarity" to help Syrian refugees: UNHCR Syrian refugees share bread with displaced Iraqis "Tragic incident" as 15 Syrian children die following measles immunization Ebola impacts economies of West Africa: World Bank Cambodia aims to triple rice exports by 2015 Massive UNHCR aid operation in northern Iraq Role of big data in climate change action to be highlighted during Climate Summit Natural disasters displace more people than conflicts "Stage set" for post-2015 agenda says outgoing General Assembly President
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Middelgruden Offshore Wind Farm in Denmark. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

The Energetic Trio

The 1961 UN Radio programme explores a future with clean energy sources. Scientists discuss the possibilities of utilizing the sun, wind and heat stored deep beneath the earth's surface and…

17 Sep 2014 / Listen /

The Yeti

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Toni Hagen the Swiss geologist, Aila the sherpa and Fritz the dachshund traverse the Himalayas over and over enough to have climbed…

15 Sep 2014 / Listen /
Three Buildings by a River