ISIL’s ‘legacy of terror’ in Iraq: UN verifies over 200 mass graves

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A new United Nations report documents more than 200 mass grave sites where thousands of bodies lay. Victims describe the horror they endured during the 2014 ISIL attack in the region. ------------------------- T...

Earthboy To The Rescue

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Meet the boy who uses his art to protect the environment. Emerson Chong creates comics and video games to encourage recycling. His “Earth Boy” comic was published by UNICEF as part of a campaign to teach kids about su...

Music Connects the World – Highlights from UN Day Concert

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Marking UN Day, the Refugee Orchestra Project performed at United Nations headquarters in New York together with Indian renown Indian sarud player, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan. The Refugee Orchestra Project is composed of...

The Race To Preserve History

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The United Nations observes World Day of Audiovisual Heritage on October 27th. During the hot 2018 summer in New York Headquarters, a team of archivists worked around the clock to protect almost 40,000 records. Mor...

Priorities of the Human Rights Chief – Michelle Bachelet on her new role

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Michelle Bachelet, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, brings to the job personal experience of overcoming injustice and powerful conviction in the value of being a voice for the voiceless. As th...

2018 Nobel Peace Prize – Nadia Murad & Denis Mukwege

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The Nobel Peace Prize 2018 was awarded to Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war. Nadia Murad, a Yazidi woman, survivor of human tracking is a Goodwill ...


Call For Action On Yemen

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United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres issued a call to action Yemen, where the world’s worst humanitarian crisis is unfolding. Asserting that the time to act is now, he urged specific measures to stop the ...

AINU: Indigenous Peoples in Japan

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UN in Action Episode #1554 The Ainu, indigenous peoples in Japan, were once considered a dying ethnic group due to assimilation policies implemented by the Government. Today, efforts are being made to conserve the ric...

2018 Nobel Peace Prize – Nadia Murad & Denis Mukwege

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The Nobel Peace Prize 2018 was awarded to Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war. Nadia Murad, a Yazidi woman, survivor of human tracking is a Goodwill ...


Honouring Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting Victims – UN Chief

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United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called for solidarity against anti-Semitism during an inter-faith tribute in New York’s historic Park East Synagogue, to honour victims of the mass-shooting in Pittsbu...

Facing Daily Danger in Mali: A Peacekeeper’s tale

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United Nations - Across the world’s trouble-spots, Mali is one of the most dangerous places to be a United Nations peacekeeper. We join a young soldier on his daily patrols – the question he faces is always – will he ...

Disaster Reduction: It Could Save Your Life

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Between 2005 and 2014, 700,000 people have died in disaster events worldwide. A total of 1.7 billion people have been affected. Economic losses in major disaster events over the last decade come to $1.4 tr...


Nepal: Women Take Charge of Family Planning

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In Nepal, 17% of adolescent women age 15-19 are already mothers or pregnant with their first child, and only 15% of married women or girls aged 15-19 use a modern form of contraception. In rural areas, women have litt...

Earthboy To The Rescue

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Meet the boy who uses his art to protect the environment. Emerson Chong creates comics and video games to encourage recycling. His “Earth Boy” comic was published by UNICEF as part of a campaign to teach kids about su...

Peru: Protecting the Amazon

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The indigenous peoples of Loreto, Peru, understand the value of the Amazon and the resources it provides. For more than 10 years, they have become environmental monitors to track and report the impact of oil activity ...