United Nations – News on the Go

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United Nations - Have you ever wanted to follow UN News across the world with video and audio content, or follow on a handheld device the Security Council or a press encounter with the UN Secretary-General? Now we hav...

Migrants in Germany

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United Nations – Malakeh Jazmati was forced to flee to Berlin Germany in October 2015. In Syria she worked for a telecoms company, and she also hosted a cooking show which ran on Syrian television. After arriving in B...

From Homs to Home

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United Nations – Hussam Al Roustom, his wife Suha, and their two children left the city of Homs, Syria to escape the violence after the war started in 2011. From one refugee camp to another, between Syria and Jordan, ...

The Paris Agreement – Get on board or get left behind

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United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres urges the world to implement the Paris Agreement. 5-point action plan to mobilize the world for climate action. "Those who fail to bet on the green economy will be...

António Guterres’, message to mark the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers

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United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres’, message to mark the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers

LGBT homeless youth: IDAHOT 2017

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United Nations - "17 May is International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biosphobia (IDAHOT). This year, the focus is families. There are an estimated 500,000 homeless youth in the United States. 40 percent ...

Mexico: Safe City for Women

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United Nations - 77% of women in the city use public transport daily. 8 out of 10 women do not report after having been assaulted in public spaces. UN Women’s flagship programme, Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces for...

Refugees in Japan

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United Nations - Out of thousands of people who sought asylum in Japan, 28 people were granted refugee status in 2016. A further 97 people, though not recognized as refugees, were approved to stay in Japan on humanita...

Northeast Nigeria: Extremism and the Struggle to Rebuild

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[21st Century, Episode 129] In north-eastern Nigeria, eight years into the insurgency by extremist group Boko Haram, nearly five million people are displaced and at risk of famine. Restoring stability and hope for th...

Demining and Bomb Disposal in Somalia

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United Nations - Years of armed conflict in Somalia has resulted in its land being contaminated by death traps on the ground, such as unexploded ordnance and other life threatening devices. The United Nations Mine Act...

A Day in the Life of Afghan Deminers

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21st Century Episode 128 Anti-personnel mines are designed to kill and maim and that’s exactly what they continue to do in Afghanistan. We spend a day with a deminer – risking his own life to keep others safe. Pro...

Nelson Mandela: A Call to Action for Democracy, Peace and Prosperity for All

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In October, 1994, President Nelson Mandela became the first leader of South Africa ever to address the United Nations General Assembly. He issued a ringing call for democracy, peace and prosperity to prevail everywhere.

Solomon Islands: Saving the Pacific’s Tuna

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United Nations - In the Western and Central Pacific they are a part of the culture – and a multi-billion dollar business. They are eaten everywhere around the world – and they are becoming easier and easier to catch. ...

Urban Farming: Growing Food in NYC

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United Nations - Around 15 percent of the world’s food is now grown in urban areas, nourishing communities and highlighting the importance of agricultural development. Here’s how urban farming is taking off in New Yor...

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...