Audio Hub


News in Brief 24 November 2020

  • End bloodshed now in Afghanistan, urges UN’s Guterres  
  • Ethiopian military must be given ‘clear’ orders to protect civilians: Bachelet 
  • Brazilian man’s killing at hands of security guards condemned 
Audio -
3'25"

News in Brief 23 November 2020

  • CO2 levels hit new high despite COVID lockdowns 
  • Yemen inches towards famine: UNICEF 
  • Do more to protect Afghan civilians, Bachelet tells armed actors 
Audio -
3'48"

‘Don’t let your kindness go to waste’, urges WFP

Donating goods overseas after disasters can be unhelpful and even harmful, and with the Pacific Cyclone season now in full swing, the World Food Programme (WFP) has begun a campaign urging people to donate more responsibly.  

Julia Dean from the UN Country Team in Australia spoke to Jo Pilgrim, Director of WFP’s Pacific Multi-Country office in Fiji, and started by asking her what the most donated items were.  

Audio -
5'31"

News in Brief 20 November 2020

  • WHO advises against remdesivir use
  • Humanitarian fallout continues in Ethiopia's Tigray
  • Unlawful killings in Syria's Idlib
Audio -
3'

Interview exclusive: UN Libya envoy reports on significant achievements towards peace

Following a decade of political instability and conflict, Libyans are on the path to peace and the international community “needs to do its part”, which includes respecting an arms embargo, the top UN official there has said, in an exclusive interview with our UN News Arabic team.

Stephanie Williams, Acting UN Special Representative, spoke to May Yaacoub about ongoing developments in Libya since the signing of a historic ceasefire agreed last month under the auspices of the UN mission in the country, UNSMIL, which she heads.

Audio -
11'

News in Brief 19 November 2020

  • Refugee resettlement numbers are lowest in two decades: UNHCR 
  • Whole generation of children at risk from impact of COVID, says UNICEF  
  • Probe call for ‘excessive’ violence used against Belarus demonstrators 
Audio -
3'6"

Antimicrobial resistance - the next pandemic?

All around the world, people, plants and animals are dying from infections that cannot be treated – even with the best medicines available. 

That is because of the rise in antimicrobial resistance - the increasing failure of antibiotics and other life-saving drugs to treat diseases. 

It is a global problem that threatens to be the cause of the next pandemic, as the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Chief Veterinary Officer Keith Sumption explains to FAO’s Charlotta Lomas.  

Audio -
5'25"

Space technology: Nations of Asia-Pacific combine forces in race for the stars

The Asia-Pacific region is home to some of the most advanced space-faring nations on the planet; but at the same time, many countries there are lagging behind when it comes to developing space technology. 

UN News’ Vibhu Mishra spoke with Keran Wang, head of the Space Applications Section at ESCAP, for the latest on how space technology can help boost development.

Audio -
10'49"

News in Brief 18 November 2020

  • Cold chain Ebola vaccine expertise will help Africa beat COVID: WHO 
  • Ethiopians affected by Tigray crisis need access to clean water, food: UN 
  • Iraq urged to halt new executions of terror suspects, compounding injustice: Bachelet
Audio -
3'9"

Preserving African burial grounds, protecting history 

The Black Lives Matter movement that is sweeping the world, has its origins in the transatlantic slave trade of the 16th century, and new impetus today, to honour and preserve the resting places of those who were enslaved, and their descendants.  

Audio -
13'50"