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Podcast Classic: Edward R Murrow joins forces with UN Radio to highlight Europe’s children in need

To mark World Radio Day, celebrated on 13 February, UN News has reached back into our audio archives to a classic collaboration between UN Radio and the great broadcaster Edward R Murrow.

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‘Where peace begins’: helping Liberia turn the corner through the power of radio

The United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) will close at the end of March 2018.

Over its nearly 15 years of operations, the peacekeeping mission has helped bring back peace and stability to the West African country.

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13'50"

News in Brief 12 February 2018

  • UN rights chief alarmed at civilian casualties in Yemen
  • Step up action to stop child soldiers: UN expert
  • UN concerned about misconduct allegations at DRC Mission
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News In Brief 09 February 2018

  • More than 85,000 civilians displaced since December while hostilities rage in Yemen: UNHCR
  • Refugee women and children victims of sexual violence
  • Refugees in “grave danger” of flooding and landslides
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3'48"

“Be serious about resources” for reintegrating child soldiers: UN expert

The UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict has bemoaned the call of the international community to integrate child soldiers into society without providing the necessary financial resources.

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9'53"

UN Gender Focus: Female Genital Mutilation

Welcome to the ‘UN Gender Focus’ podcast.

For this first episode of 2018 we’ll hear from Nafissatou Diop of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) about international efforts to stamp out the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

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11'18"

Syria: Senior UN relief official underlines urgent need for ceasefire to save lives

Interview with the UN’s Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Syria Crisis, Panos Moumtzis, on the ‘desperate’ need for a ceasefire to deliver lifesaving aid.

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6'28"

News In Brief 08 February 2018

  • Philippines, Venezuela focus of ICC preliminary examinations
  • Stay “one step ahead” of ISIL, UN counter-terrorism chief urges Security Council
  • FAO appeal aims to “restore” livelihoods in 26 countries fighting hunger
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4'12"

Migrant deaths at US-Mexico border surpass 400 in 2017: IOM

Although migrant apprehensions at the US-Mexican border decreased in 2017, the number of people who died while making the crossing remained high, the UN Migration Agency (IOM) reports.

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5'15"

News in Brief 07 February 2018

  • More than 300 child soldiers released by armed groups in South Sudan
  • World Urban Forum opens with call for “equal voice” for women in cities
  • “All-out assault on democracy” in the Maldives: UN human rights chief
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