NYC: CoolRoofs to Combat Climate Change

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NYC °CoolRoofs is a City’s initiative to tackle climate change and support job seekers at the same time. The project trains and engages volunteers in applying white, reflective surfaces to rooftops, which reduces cool...

Stopping Hate Speech

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Words kill as surely as bullets, says Adama Dieng, the United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide. Bringing a historical perspective to current trends, he examines the roots of the problem and offers...

UN Chief on the Climate Frontlines – Tuvalu

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United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres flew to the Pacific Island country of Tuvalu on the frontlines of the climate challenge. He called on all countries to change their policies to help halt the impacts. ...

Solar panel installation: Make it in The Gambia

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‘I don’t depend on my parents for anything.’ Meet 23-year-old Fatou Badjie, who earns a solid living installing solar panels in The Gambia. She demonstrated this skill to young people across the country through a road...

Africa Dialogue Series for a peaceful and prosperous Africa

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The African Dialogue Series provides a platform to explore critical issues affecting the African continent, including peace, security, human rights, humanitarian and development. The series is structured to be highly ...

Floods devastate Mozambique

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Floods devastating Mozambique have created ‘inland oceans’ with some 1,000 people feared dead. If the worst is confirmed, United Nations experts say this could be one of the worst weather-related disasters ever to hit...

Planet or Plastic? The choice is yours!

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With more than 2,000 participants from all over the world, this year’s High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) was the largest global review of progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals y...

Sustainable Fashion Tackling Climate Change and Gender Inequality

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Quid is a woman-led, eco-fashion social enterprise in Verona, Italy, that addresses climate change while responding to gender inequality by providing jobs for struggling women. The initiative recycles high-quality fab...

NYC: CoolRoofs to Combat Climate Change

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NYC °CoolRoofs is a City’s initiative to tackle climate change and support job seekers at the same time. The project trains and engages volunteers in applying white, reflective surfaces to rooftops, which reduces cool...


Women and Girls Excel in Science

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On the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, meet female innovators who prove that all people can make a contribution in this field. Sharing their experiences, these accomplished women send a strong message...

Promoting Sustainable Business

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As the World Economic Forum opens in Davos, Switzerland, United Nations Global Compact encourages economic leaders to integrate sustainable development in their business models.

Real-Life Mermaids: Women Guardians of the Sea

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They are called mermaids: the Haenyeo women divers of Jeju Island in the Republic of Korea. Carrying on a centuries-old tradition, these remarkable women use no modern equipment while serving as guardians of the sea. ...


Stopping Hate Speech

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Words kill as surely as bullets, says Adama Dieng, the United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide. Bringing a historical perspective to current trends, he examines the roots of the problem and offers...

Children suffering grievous violations of their rights” – Human Rights chief

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Thousands of suspected foreign ISIL fighters and their families who are being held in detention in Syria and Iraq must treated fairly by their captors and taken back by their own countries, the UN High Commissioner fo...

Refugees flee Boko Haram

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Tens of thousands of Nigerian men women and children have found refuge in Cameroon as they flee Boko Haram attacks in their country. In Goura, North-East Cameroon, the United Nations have provided basic shelter, huma...


Thank you Nepal – UN Peacekeeping Service & Sacrifice

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Deuti Gurung, from Nepal, served in UN peacekeeping missions in both Kosovo and East Timor. As a UN Police Officer she worked alongside officers from over 50 different countries, with the goal to restore law and order...

Central African Republic: Female Tech Pioneer

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Fatima Khamis is an extraordinary woman. After standing up to her family in her home country of Sudan to study computer engineering, she went to the Central African Republic where she joined the United Nations peaceke...

UNODC Labels High seas criminality ‘a threat to Gulf of Guinea and the world’ – UNODC Chief

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Briefing by Mr. Yury Fedotov, Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), on Transnational organized crime at sea as a threat to international peace and security. Under the agenda item:...