General News

“Tough year” for humanitarian crises expected in 2015

2015 is expected to be what’s been described as a “tough year” for the international community as it struggles to deal with an increasing number of humanitarian crises.

Audio -

UN in Somalia to review security procedures after Al-Shabaab attack

Security procedures for the UN Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) will be revised after a deadly attack by Al-Shabaab gunmen, according to its Spokesperson.

Audio -

“Remarkable transformation” in Aceh 10 years after tsunami

An Indonesian city and province has undergone a “remarkable transformation” ten years after it was hit by a tsunami, according to a spokesperson for the UN Development Programme (UNDP).

Audio -

Young people in Kosovo learn their human rights

Young people in Kosovo are learning about their human rights and what they can do if those rights are violated.

Audio -

Art and crafts exhibition opens at UN in Lebanon for Christmas

People are doing their Christmas shopping at an art exhibit hosted by UN peacekeepers in Lebanon.

The arts, crafts and homemade bread were made by children with special needs and displayed at the Mosan Centre which organizes capacity building and training activities.

Audio -

Good policies can help bridge income gap

Tackling income inequality should be a priority for countries across the globe, says a professor of economics and public policy.

The gap between rich and poor is at its highest level in 30 years, according to the Organization for Economic Development (OECD).

Audio -

Women stereotyped and under-represented in global film industry

The global film industry perpetuates discrimination against women, a UN-backed study on female characters in popular movies has found.

Girls and women are over twice as likely as boys and men to be shown in sexually revealing clothes, partially or fully naked.

Audio -

Nuclear science can help contain soil erosion, land degradation

The latest techniques in nuclear science can help protect soil from degradation, according to the UN nuclear agency.

Soil erosion is the main contributor to land degradation, leading to annual loss of 75 billion tons of fertile soil.

Audio -

Possible war crimes being committed in Libya

Grave abuses of human rights and international humanitarian law, some of which may amount to war crimes, are occurring in Libya.

Audio -

North Korea placed “on notice” for human rights atrocities

The Democratic Republic of Korea (DPRK) has been placed “on notice” following a debate on the atrocities committed by its leadership, a senior UN official has said.

Audio -