Today's News

Our well-being as humans depends on Earth's well-being: UN official

A woman with an umbrella walks in the rain in a field. To the left is a rainbow. Photo: WMO

Human beings are too self-interested in their relationship with nature, because of their failure to understand they are part of the natural world, Wu Hongbo, the Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs has…

22 Apr 2017 / Listen /

News in Brief 21 April 2016 (PM)

Risking their lives to reach Europe from North Africa, a boatload of people, some of them likely in need of international protection, are rescued in the Mediterranean Sea by the Italian Navy. Photo: UNHCR/A. D'Amato

  More than 150 child deaths already this year on Africa-Italy route More than 150 children have died crossing the Central Mediterranean from North Africa to Italy so far this year, according to…

21 Apr 2017 / Listen /
"Fragility" of societies, institutions, key to many conflicts: UN chief Security Council demands North Korea end nuclear tests News in Brief 21 April 2016 (AM) – Geneva News in Brief 20 April 2016 (PM) UN chief urges Venezuela to restore dialogue with opposition "Perfect storm" engulfs Middle East, threatens global peace: UN official News in Brief 20 April 2016 (AM) UN and African Union strengthen cooperation in peace and security
Today's Features

"Malala of Syria" highlights impact of conflict on education in Chad

Muzoon Almellehan (right) meets Nigeria refugee girls at a sewing workshop in Daresalam refugee camp, Lake Region, Chad. Photo: UNICEF

A 19-year-old refugee and activist, dubbed the "Malala of Syria", has been hearing for herself how Boko Haram terrorists…

24 Apr 2017 / Listen /

Women "more vulnerable" to disaster impact, with exceptions

Jacinda Fairholm (left) and Virginia Clerveaux. UN Photo/Matt Wells

Women continue to be "more vulnerable" to the impacts of disaster, but in some countries its men who are…

22 Apr 2017 / Listen /

DRC children sent to Angola "to avoid militia recruitment"

Returned persons from Kasala village, Kasai Province, awaiting food distribution by the NGO COPROMOR and Christian Aid. Photo: Joseph Mankamba/OCHA-DRC

Thousands of children have fled a spike in violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in recent…

21 Apr 2017 / Listen /

Suffering of Yemen's children "invisible” to the world: UNICEF

Children sit in a UNICEF-supported centre for vulnerable children, in the conflict-affected Hajjah Governorate, Yemen. (file) Photo: UNICEF/Brent Stirton

The suffering of millions of children across Yemen has become "invisible to the rest of the world" according to…

21 Apr 2017 / Listen /

Saudi women's access to workforce a "human rights issue"

Young women in the Arab region. (file) Photo: UNDP

Barriers to women's full workplace participation persist in Saudi Arabia, despite UN data showing that economic growth improves with…

21 Apr 2017 / Listen /
Must "act now" to tackle education crisis with new financing: Gordon Brown New water monitoring tool lets farmers "produce more with less": FAO "Immediate and flexible resources" needed for Yemen: WFP Syria’s “men with guns” continue to block aid access New mass graves find in DRC prompts probe call Neglected Tropical Disease gains mask new threat Disease, hunger forcing families to flee drought in Somalia
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People in Houses

Princess Grace of Monaco stars in this drama about the life of refugees in Europe.   Duration: 28’46″…

24 Dec 2015 / Listen /

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…

15 Apr 2015 / Listen /
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