United Nations Year in Review 2017

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The year 2017 marked a shift in leadership at the United Nations as Secretary-General António Guterres began his term at a time of heightened global challenges. The world's fastest-growing refugee crisis unfolded in M...

Uganda: South Sudanese Refugees

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Since 2013, more than one million South Sudanese refugees have fled the civil war in their country. They’ve flooded across the border into Uganda and other neighbouring countries, resulting in a dire humanitarian sit...

The HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Where Does The World Stand?

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The HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Where does the World stand? The latest facts and figures on global progress towards ending HIV/AIDS as a public health threat - and the work that still needs to be done. Here’s a short explainer...

Morocco: Women Sowing Seeds – Protecting Against Drought

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Morocco’s rural areas have been hit by droughts in recent years – but women farmers are sowing the seeds for a better future. 21st Century: Episode # 131 Produced for UN Women and the French Embassy In Morocco Writte...

Detecting Nuclear Tests – the Last Link in the Chain

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United Nations - Detecting nuclear tests is the task of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization. The last link in a worldwide monitoring system has just been installed on a remote island.

UNDP Panda Ambassadors for SDGs

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United Nations - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has established a new method on spreading the word about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs.) They designated two panda cubs as the first-ever anim...

CHINA: ARTISTS WITH DISABILITIES INSPIRE

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This inspiring dance troupe from China is moving audiences worldwide. Their impressive performances convey a message of inclusion and empowerment for individuals with disabilities - and all people seeking hope. 21st ...

Plural+ Youth Video Festival 2017

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PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival is a joint initiative of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) that invites the world's youth to submit original and c...

Argentina: Digital Library for All

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Through funding provided by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), and in collaboration with Argentinian publishers, Tiflolibros, a digital library for the blind, has produced 800 educational books in Sp...

High-Level Meeting on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace, New York, 24-25 April 2018

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The President of the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Miroslav Lajčák, will convene a High-Level Meeting on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace on 24 and 25 April 2018. It will bring world ...

Service and Sacrifice: Women contributing to peace around the world

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More and more women are bringing their skills to United Nations peacekeeping missions, often in some of the most dangerous parts of the world. They provide initiative, innovation and inspiration to the local community...

Service and Sacrifice: The Netherlands contributing to peace in Mali

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The Netherlands has deployed 240 peacekeepers to some of the most dangerous mission areas in the world working to build trust with local communities and create lasting peace.

Nepal: Adapting to Climate Change

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Nepal has been hard hit by climate change. Rural farmers are the worst affected. Many of them, like Laxmi Sunar, cope by reducing their food intake and migrating. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is supp...

Seychelles: Women at the Forefront of Conservation

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In Seychelles, two women conservationists are working together on the state of Seychelles oceans, biodiversity, coral health and maritime economy to ensure a sustainable future of the county. UN in Action Episode # 1564

The HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Where Does The World Stand?

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The HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Where does the World stand? The latest facts and figures on global progress towards ending HIV/AIDS as a public health threat - and the work that still needs to be done. Here’s a short explainer...