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Actions to protect people with albinism in Malawi welcomed by UN

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The actions taken by government officials in Malawi to deal with attacks on people with albinism have been welcomed by the United Nations human rights office. Last week, President Peter Mutharika of Malawi…

27 Mar 2015 / Listen /
Libyan peace talks go "well beyond what we have expected" All parties in Yemen urged to protect the country's cultural heritage Special session on Boko Haram abuses announced at UN rights body Tense debate at UN ends in extension of Syria probe Conflict in Syria characterized by "breathtaking levels of savagery" Governments urged to join Biological Weapons Convention Warring parties in Yemen urged to ensure protection of civilians Nigerians urged to conduct peaceful elections on Saturday
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"Middle-skilled" jobs declining due to computers

Electronic workshop. ILO/Crozet M. (file)

Major shifts in the demand for skills are taking place in the global jobs market, according to the International…

30 Mar 2015 / Listen /

Clean-up in Vanuatu continues following Cyclone Pam

Crop damage caused by Super Cyclone Pam on the Pacific Island of Vanuatu. Photo: UNICEF/Gaelle Sevenier

The clean-up operation is continuing in Vanuatu following the cyclone that devastated the country earlier in the month. The…

28 Mar 2015 / Listen /

Millions of people's lives "at stake" in the Middle East

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses Security Council high-level debate on victims of attacks and abuses on ethnic or religious grounds in the Middle East. UN Photo/Loey Felipe

Millions of individual lives and the social fabric of entire countries are at stake in the Middle East, according…

27 Mar 2015 / Listen /

More than 100 Chiefs of Defence gather at UN for first time

Welcoming ceremony for first detachment of China's peacekeeping infantry battalion to arrive in South Sudan. UN Photo/JC McIlwaine

A "Chiefs of Defence Conference" is welcoming more than 100 military leaders at UN Headquarters for the first time…

27 Mar 2015 / Listen /
Universities in Europe urged to promote more women Incoming Israeli government urged to show commitment to two-state solution Senegalese encouraged to eat local foods to develop economy Nepal men urged to end violence against women Architect shares inside look of slavery memorial "Outrage must be matched by action" to protect children in conflict South African student sees "bigger world" through Model UN
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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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