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10/09/2017
UN chief witnesses devastation in hurricane-hit Dominica

Secretary-General António Guterres got a first-hand look at the devastation in the small Caribbean island nation of Dominica, which was thrashed by recent hurricanes that left 90 per cent of the population – or 65,000 people – in need of humanitarian.

Secretary-General António Guterres got a first-hand look at the devastation in the small Caribbean island nation of Dominica, which was thrashed by recent hu...

10/05/2017
Changemaker: Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai is continuing her fight for girls' education, rights and empowerment, in her role as the youngest-ever UN Messenger of Peace.

During the recent opening of the General Assembly, she came to UN Headquarters in New York and spoke to UN News about the need to invest more in education, and the importance of helping girls "achieve their dreams".

United Nations - Visiting the United Nations, Malala Yousafzai discusses her push for global education, her motivations in continuing her campaigns, and how ...

This week we're bringing you a special programme looking at the growing threat posed by extremist violence in Africa. Be...
10/05/2017
UN Africa Special: poverty and marginalization driving extremist violence in Africa

This week we're bringing you a special programme looking at the growing threat posed by extremist violence in Africa. Between 2011 and early 2016, some 33,300 people in Africa lost their lives to violent extremism.

According to a new ground-breaking report from the UN Development Programme (UNDP), factors driving the extremists include poverty, marginalization and perceived abuses of power by state authorities.

This week we're bringing you a special programme looking at the growing threat posed by extremist violence in Africa. Between 2011 and early 2016, some 33,300 people in Africa lost their lives to vio

Failing to find a cure for HIV/AIDS in the next five years may see the world "losing control" of the virus, UNAIDS Inter...
10/04/2017
We need to get smarter on HIV, says fashion guru Kenneth Cole | United Nations Radio

Failing to find a cure for HIV/AIDS in the next five years may see the world "losing control" of the virus, UNAIDS International Goodwill Ambassador Kenneth Cole said on Wednesday.

Failing to find a cure for HIV/AIDS in the next five years may see the world "losing control" of the virus, UNAIDS International Goodwill Ambassador Kenneth Cole said on Wednesday.

Security operations conducted by UN Police (UNPOL) in South Sudan around sites set up to protect civilians are helping t...
10/03/2017
UN police boost safety for women outside South Sudan protection sites | United Nations Radio

Security operations conducted by UN Police (UNPOL) in South Sudan around sites set up to protect civilians are helping to create more security for women according to a senior police officer.

Daniel Dickinson reports from Juba on efforts to reduce the harassment.

Security operations conducted by UN Police (UNPOL) in South Sudan around sites set up to protect civilians are helping to create more security for women according to a senior police officer.

The head of the IOM - UN Migration Agency was in Yemen on Monday to stress the need for immediate humanitarian access in...
10/02/2017
IOM chief pleads for humanitarian access to save lives in Yemen | United Nations Radio

The head of the IOM - UN Migration Agency was in Yemen on Monday to stress the need for immediate humanitarian access in order to save millions of lives.

More than two years of violent conflict there means that 80 per cent of the population, or 21 million people, requires aid relief to survive.

The head of the UN migration agency, IOM, was in Yemen on Monday to stress the need for immediate humanitarian access in order to save millions of lives.

Neither the rich nor the poor are immune to the effects of heart problems.That's one of the messages that Dr Etienne Kru...
09/29/2017
Heart disease not just a developed world problem: WHO expert | United Nations Radio

Neither the rich nor the poor are immune to the effects of heart problems.

That's one of the messages that Dr Etienne Krug, director for the management of noncommunicable diseases at the World Health Organization, is stressing as World Heart Day is marked, on 29 September.

Supportive environments and communities help people to be physically active. Exercise is crucial for heart health. Photo: WHO

Millions of students in low- and middle-income countries face a "learning crisis" that is widening inequality, destroyin...
09/26/2017
Global education facing "learning crisis" warns World Bank | United Nations Radio

Millions of students in low- and middle-income countries face a "learning crisis" that is widening inequality, destroying opportunity and strangling economic growth.

That's the stark conclusion of the World Development Report 2018, published on Tuesday by the World Bank, which is calling for greater action through "concrete policy steps" worldwide.

Students participate in class lessons at the Kashadaha Anando school in Kashadaha, Bangladesh. (file) Photo: Dominic Chavez/World Bank

“Multiple and grave violations” of human rights have occurred across Crimea, since it was occupied by Russian forces...
09/25/2017
“Multiple and grave violations” committed by Russia in Crimea: OHCHR

“Multiple and grave violations” of human rights have occurred across Crimea, since it was occupied by Russian forces in March 2014. That’s according to a landmark report published on Monday by the UN human rights office, OHCHR.

“Multiple and grave violations” of human rights have occurred across Crimea, since it was occupied by Russian forces in March 2014. That’s according to a landmark report published on Monday by the UN

Only an internationally-recognized and functioning peace agreement can end the suffering of millions in South Sudan.That...
09/22/2017
Mission chief says peace deal crucial to ending South Sudan crisis | United Nations Radio

Only an internationally-recognized and functioning peace agreement can end the suffering of millions in South Sudan.

That's the firm view of the head of the UN peacekeeping mission in the country, David Shearer, who's been in New York this week on behalf of United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), as world leaders debate how to help the world's youngest country recover from its conflict-driven humanitarian crisis.

There are two million South Sudanese refugees and nearly two million displaced by fighting between political rivals.

That's the firm view of the head of the UN peacekeeping mission in the country, David Shearer, who's been in New York this week on behalf of UNMISS, as world leaders debate how to help the world's youngest country recover from its conflict-driven humanitarian crisis.

09/22/2017
@UN Today – 21 September

World leaders on the global stage, new HIV drug and engaging youth for peace. Here's what happened @UN Today. More at www.un.org/news

World leaders on the global stage, new HIV drug and engaging youth for peace. Here's what happened @UN Today. More at www.un.org/news

09/14/2017
UN new Tour Guides uniforms

From the very beginning, the United Nations guided tours received donations from well-known designers, from Christian Dior to Benetton. This year, fashion designer Elie Tahari designed a new uniform for the UN tour guides. Take a look.

United Nations Tour Guides outfits designed by Elie Tahari

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres reiterated on Wednesday the need to end the wave of violence in Myanm...
09/13/2017
UN chief calls for action on Myanmar and DPRK | United Nations Radio

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres reiterated on Wednesday the need to end the wave of violence in Myanmar.

Speaking to the press ahead of the General Assembly high-level debate that starts next Tuesday, Mr. Guterres highlighted the severity of the humanitarian situation in the country.

Secretary-General António Guterres holds a wide-ranging press conference ahead of the general debate of the 72nd session of the General Assembly. UN Photo/Mark Garten

09/11/2017
One on One with the UN Chief

As the excitement starts to build ahead of the United Nations General Assembly’s annual high-level session – which sees Heads of State and Government and top ministers from nearly all Member States gather in New York to weigh in on the vital issues of the day – Secretary-General António Guterres sat down with United Nations News to talk about the role of the 72-year-old Organization in a world that is facing more challenges than ever.

Ahead of the UN General Assembly’s annual high-level session, Secretary-General António Guterres talked with UN News about issues such as climate change, ter...

Tune in to our latest LID IS ON PODCAST: a frank conversation with the UN's expert on keeping children safe from cybercr...
09/06/2017
The Lid Is On podcast: protecting children from online predators

Tune in to our latest LID IS ON PODCAST: a frank conversation with the UN's expert on keeping children safe from cybercrime.
Neil Walsh talks to Paulina Greer about keeping online predators at bay, including some advice on what you can do to protect your children, or young friends and relatives.

If someone wanted to harm you or your family, what could they learn by looking at your social media profile? That’s one of the key questions that came up when Paulina Greer talked to Neil Walsh, the

08/27/2017
UN chief lauds Kuwait for its 'leadership in humanitarian action' | United Nations Radio

"Kuwait has no agenda. The agenda of Kuwait is peace; is understanding." - UN Secretary-General speaking to reporters during his official visit to the Gulf country.

http://www.unmultimedia.org/radio/english/2017/08/un-chief-lauds-kuwait-for-its-leadership-in-humanitarian-action/#.WaL_ia2ZNuU

The United Nations Secretary-General has praised Kuwait for its leadership in humanitarian action and mediation efforts regarding the current crisis in the Gulf.

In this latest episode of our UN News podcast series, "The Lid is On", Jocelyne Sambira has been looking into Uganda's i...
08/25/2017
Mass influx of South Sudanese refugees threatening Uganda's open door policy | United Nations Radio

In this latest episode of our UN News podcast series, "The Lid is On", Jocelyne Sambira has been looking into Uganda's innovative approach to integrating refugees into society and how it's impacting the local communities.

UN News' Jocelyne Sambira interviewing girls at the Imvepi refugee settlement in Arua district, northern Uganda. She travelled to Uganda with Secretary-General António Guterres, in June. UN Photo/Mark Garten

International human rights experts monitoring #Burundi have seen "no sign of positive" change in the country in recent m...
08/21/2017
"No sign" of improvement in Burundi: investigators | United Nations Radio

International human rights experts monitoring #Burundi have seen "no sign of positive" change in the country in recent months.

That's according to a new report commissioned by the UN Human Rights Council into allegations of ongoing grave abuses in the Great Lakes state.

In June, UN investigators highlighted the climate of fear and violence in Burundi linked to President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision to stand for a third term in office.

International human rights experts monitoring Burundi have seen "no sign of positive" change in the country in recent months.

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