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Violence against women and girls a "global pandemic": UN chief

United Nations Secretariat shines in orange light kicking off Orange YOUR Neighbourhood anti-violence campaign for the International Day to End Violence against Women. November 2014. UN Photo/E. Debebe

Violence against women and girls is a global pandemic that destroys lives, fractures communities and holds back development, according to the UN Secretary-General. Ban Ki-moon was speaking at the commemoration of the International…

25 Nov 2014 / Listen /

Battling plague in Madagascar “complicated”, says WHO

Ny Hantra Andriatsifasoa survived the bubonic plague after being infected in Madagascar in 2011. Photo: IRIN/Tiana Randriaharimalala

The task of stopping Madagascar's plague outbreak has been complicated by high resistance to traditional flea treatments, according to the UN health agency. The disease has already killed 40 people in the island…

25 Nov 2014 / Listen /
Palestinian homes "must cease to be a target" Burundi rights defenders under pressure "Disproportionate number" of African Americans killed by police "No doubt" UN sanctions are effective People "orange" neighbourhoods to eliminate violence against women Trafficking in children on the increase Transmission rates still 'disturbing', says UN's Ebola envoy Three billion people online "Abhorrent" Afghanistan suicide bomb attack condemned by UN India needs to rethink Bhopal disaster pay-out, says UN investigator "Trend of massacres" in DR Congo condemned Rival factions in Central African Republic town urged to stop fighting Empire State Building lights to mark elimination of violence against women
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Campaign to end violence against women kicks off

End Violence against Women.  Credit/UN Women

Many countries have laws to tackle violence against women but very few are actually implementing them, according to a…

25 Nov 2014 / Listen /

Seawater sampling for radiation continues in Fukushima

IAEA marine experts and Japanese counterparts from the Nuclear Regulation Authority collect water samples in coastal waters near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station. (Photo Credit: P.Pavlicek/IAEA)

The Japanese government continues to monitor radioactivity in seawater after a major earthquake damaged a nuclear power plant in…

25 Nov 2014 / Listen /

Women deserve to live free of fear says Zimbabwean-American actress

Commemoration of International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas

Women around the world deserve to live a life free of fear according to a leading Zimbabwean-American actress. Danai…

25 Nov 2014 / Listen /

Kidnapping for ransom provides terrorists with funds

Street patrol in Kismayo, Somalia, following a series of kidnappings and cross-border raids along the Kenya-Somalia border by the Al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorist group Al Shabaab. 
Credit: UN Photo/Ramadan Mohamed Hassan

Kidnapping for ransom and hostage taking continues to be a major source of income for terrorists around the world,…

24 Nov 2014 / Listen /
"Hope" lost in South Sudan due to conflict Ethiopia has political will to push industrialization Nutrition habits in China changing, obesity on rise Unhealthy foods in Thailand creating new nutritional challenges Countries at Rome conference vow to fight malnutrition Humanitarian situation "dire" in South Sudan "Sky is the limit" for Africa says senior UN official "Close to impossible" to reach communities in terrorist-controlled areas in Iraq Up to 1mn in Syria, Iraq may be "left out in cold" this winter Report on world's children shows progress and challenges Pope calls nutrition and environment “global public issues” Bringing the voice of the people to the global stage Solutions sought for food wastage problem in Papua New Guinea Toilets bring hope to rural people in Nepal Progress in provision of water and sanitation but challenges remain Global community misjudged world's malnutrition challenges Villagers in India's Rajasthan state build toilets to improve lives
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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 in support of a spiritual idea. Language: English…

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