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Global perspective Human stories
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UN chief calls for climate justice as countries face historic voteWHO sounds alarm over heavy burden of violent injuries in conflictCounter-terrorism measures “misused” against protesters in Colombia: OHCHR
 DPRK: Truth, justice needed amid ‘tragic’ legacy of enforced disappearances: UN rights chiefUnemployment, child labour concerns in Türkiye-Syria earthquake aftermathState of emergency in El Salvador brings mass detentions, rights violations
Libya: crimes against humanity committed since 2016 – rights probeWorld at ‘critical juncture’ to leverage technology for development: UNCTAD chiefHolistic approach crucial for health of people, animals and environment
World Tuberculosis Day: WHO steps up efforts to end TB by 2030Haiti: Vicious circle of hunger and violence, close to five million food-insecureHoly month of Ramadan a high point in charity giving to aid displaced
Amid recent slowdown in global trade, “green goods” are the winning ticketUN chief calls on EU to help world get ‘back on track’ towards development goalsSouthern Africa: Cyclone Freddy aftermath brings disease outbreaks, health care gaps
World comes together to address water crisis affecting billionsUganda: UN rights chief calls on President not to sign anti-homosexuality billTanzania: first-ever outbreak of deadly Marburg Virus Disease
School meals a ‘critical safety net’ amid global food crisisPakistan: 10 million deprived of safe drinking water in flood-affected areasYemen: Fresh negotiations conclude with release of 887 prisoners
Sustainable future still possible if we take climate action now - climate panelSomalia drought may have caused 43,000 excess deaths last yearIran: possible crimes against humanity, absence of accountability - top rights expert
Lives of 10 million children on the line as conflict rages in central SahelUN rights chief calls on Belarus to end campaign of repressionEmergency response continues in cyclone-hit Southern Africa
Energy grid attacks, torture in Ukraine by Russian military could be crimes against humanityCocaine trafficking surges following COVID-19-related slowdownUN human rights chief calls for further progress in Uzbekistan
The illegal cocaine trade has bounced back following COVID-19 lockdowns, with coca cultivation up by more than a third from 2020 to 2021, according to a new report from the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).Speaking to UN News, UNODC’s chief analyst for the Global Report on Cocaine 2023, said new routes and networks had emerged, with global supply now at record levels.Brazil has emerged as a major hub, and there’s concern demand is rising fast in West Africa and Asia, as Ms. Me told Pauline Batista.
Investment needed to improve working conditions for essential workers - ILOHumanitarian needs soar in Syria soars as conflict enters 13th yearCountries must stop undermining the work of human rights’ defenders: rights expert
More than one in two Syrians now food insecure – WFP55 countries face unsustainable health worker crunch linked to COVID-19UNHCR launches new appeal for displaced Afghans and host countries 
As if the situation wasn’t bad enough for people facing starvation in the Greater Horn of Africa region, now UN humanitarians have warned that they’re in the grip of surging disease, linked to malnutrition.According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda, have been particularly affected.All seven countries are battling measles outbreaks, four have reported cholera outbreaks and malaria is a serious threat in Sudan.With more on the human impact of this ongoing emergency, here’s Liesbeth Aelbrecht, WHO Incident Manager, talking to UN News’s Daniel Johnson.
Syria rights investigators back calls for earthquake ‘failures’ probeDisability support under threat from workforce crisis, Human Rights Council hearsMyanmar: Social media companies must stand up to junta’s online terror campaign say rights experts 
Cyclone Freddy: Mozambique, Malawi brace for more rainHorn of Africa hunger emergency: ‘129,000 looking death in the eyes’300,000 flee ongoing violence in DR Congo in February alone
Stricken Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant latest: IAEAVanuatu emergency: UN aid team deploys after cyclones, earthquakeCannabis legalization fails to address health risks: UN-backed drugs control board
Afghanistan: Experts urge Taliban to end ‘harmful annihilation’ of women’s freedomsCholera vaccination campaign begins in quake-hit northwest SyriaUnited Kingdom: UN refugee agency concerned about new asylum bill
As South Sudan prepares for elections in 2024, the world’s youngest nation sits at a fork in the road.Progress towards a lasting peace include the need to hold fair elections, open civic spaces, and improved security. It also means having an inclusive constitution built for all.But, right now, stark choices must be made, and 2023 is a “make or break” year, as Nicholas Haysom, who heads the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), tells UN News’s Eileen Travers.
Secretary-General lands in Poland ahead of Ukraine visitTropical Cyclone Freddy set to further weaken cholera-hit Malawi: UNICEF, WMOUN launches $876 million appeal for Rohingya refugees and Bangladeshi hosts
Comments (20)

Astra Zeneza

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has warned that the countries of the Sahel region, which stretches from Senegal to Sudan, risk decades of further armed conflict and displacement if their needs are not addressed as

Dec 6th

Nooshin Bayat

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Oct 19th

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Sep 19th


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Jul 25th

Sam Reid

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Apr 27th

Alex De Marco

Nobody should have to go through this including the millions of civilians NATO has killed since its inception. The hypocrisy is so blinding it make people wonder if anyone paying attention is over 20 years old.

Apr 16th

Luis Robertson

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Apr 15th

Elizabeth Burns

Slavery's legacy? You would think that slavery was no longer a part of the human present. Slavery is still widely practiced in the world at large. Its "legacy" is its resilience in the bloody present.

Apr 11th

Victoria Muchiri

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Aug 9th

Roger Williams

This was an amazing installment of UN News. It was deeply informative. Dr. Margaret Harris was amazing. Thank you!

Mar 28th

muffen jr

I don't believe the correct version of the episode was uploaded. this one seems to be the uncut version without additional audio added.

Jan 16th
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Sigler Jorge

is it something to celebrate the "use of wasted salmon"??? our ocean ecosystems are extremely exploited we need a moratorium not another company profiting from overfishing

Aug 19th
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we need more farmers create food, more food rescues in the communities saving food waste from food businesses who doesn't sell the packaged or vegetables the can reach out to food rescuers and local food pantries to donate what don't sell? more charities can reach out to help local food pantries too to donate possible thousands of pounds of food from local and etc food donors businesses/ etc please? thank you

Jul 20th

Gurpreet Pannu

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Jun 12th
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vishal singh

Very good podcast streaming and utterly informative

Sep 24th
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