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How can we end COVID? The UN’s Global Vaccine Strategy

70% of COVID vaccines have been distributed to the world’s ten largest economies, but the world’s poorest countries have received just 0.8%. This inequality is not only unjust, it poses a threat to the whole world. Wi...

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Genocide Prevention – Young People Say Never Again

As the world marks the 73RD anniversary of the establishment of the Genocide Convention, young people in Rwanda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and in Northern Iraq, warn that the world is in danger of facing further genocid...

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Racism leads to “vaccine apartheid” – UN Human Rights Expert

Ms. E. Tendayi Achiume, UN's Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, spoke to UN News on racism and xenophobia during the pandemic and the role of...

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Living with the legacy of Slavery in Senegal – Ina Makosi

“We learn slavery at school. We know what happened, so we don't forget, we own it”, reflects Ina Makosi, a Senegalese photographer who researches the impact of the slave trade in Africa on today’s urban culture and yo...

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COP26 Closes: A way forward in fighting the climate crisis?

For two weeks, thousands attended the historic United Nations COP26 climate summit in Glasgow. Talks became tense as world leaders deliberated on the decisions that would shape the future survival of our planet in the...

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Don’t Give Up the Fight – UN Chief urges Climate Activist Nicki Becker at COP26

Pledging to fight climate change, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks with an Argentinian Fridays for Future climate activist COP26 in Glasgow. The UN Chief and Nicki Becker, who is also a UNICEF Youth Advoca...

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Puppet Amal and Activist Brianna urge Climate Justice for Women and Girls

At the United Nations Climate Conference (COP26), a resounding call for gender equality took a creative form when Samoan activist Brianna Fruean brought a larger-than-life-size puppet named Amal to the stage. Amal bro...

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Small Islands, Big Impact on Climate Action

For more than thirty years, Small Island Developing States (SIDS) have warned the world of the impacts of the climate crisis. Despite producing less than 1.5% of global carbon emissions, they are on the frontlines of ...

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A Presidency of Hope: Incoming UN General Assembly President Abdulla Shahid

COVID has shown humanity at its best – with so many putting themselves in harm’s way to help others. We can beat the climate crisis by committing to keep temperature rises to 1.5 degrees Celsius. There is hope for the...

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Sustainable Development- Our Common Agenda

Humanity faces a stark and urgent choice: breakdown or breakthrough. The choices we make today could result in a future of perpetual crises, or a breakthrough to a better, more sustainable, peaceful future. On 10 Sept...

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Giant eco-friendly artwork unveiled at United Nations

Swiss-French artist Saype (Guillaume Legros) presents his giant ephemeral landart painting entitled "World in Progress II" at UN Headquarters, New York. The artwork, representing two children drawing and building with...

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COVID-19: How UN teams responded to the global pandemic

As no country has been spared by the COVID-19 pandemic, no country has been left out of the UN’s response. See how the UN and its agencies deployed their experts supply chains to the four corners of the globe to addre...

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Genocide Prevention – Young People Say Never Again

As the world marks the 73RD anniversary of the establishment of the Genocide Convention, young people in Rwanda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and in Northern Iraq, warn that the world is in danger of facing further genocid...

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Racism leads to “vaccine apartheid” – UN Human Rights Expert

Ms. E. Tendayi Achiume, UN's Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, spoke to UN News on racism and xenophobia during the pandemic and the role of...

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Living with the legacy of Slavery in Senegal – Ina Makosi

“We learn slavery at school. We know what happened, so we don't forget, we own it”, reflects Ina Makosi, a Senegalese photographer who researches the impact of the slave trade in Africa on today’s urban culture and yo...

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A disability activist shows leadership on inclusion at EXPO 2020 and beyond

Fatma Al Jassim credits the forward-looking approach of the United Arab Emirates and in particular its leadership for inclusive conditions for persons with disabilities in the country, where they are known as persons ...

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Thank You Austria : UN Peacekeeping Service & Sacrifice

Austria has deployed police and troops to UN Peacekeeping for more than sixty years. Its contingent of 177 women and men deployed to the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) supports the Lebanese Civil Def...

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Cyprus: Weaving Across the Divide

Our series on women leaders moves to the divided island of Cyprus, where women from the Greek and Turkish Cypriot Communities are coming together to overcome the decades-long split. Hande and Flora are two of the many...

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Thank you Mauritania : Service & Sacrifice

As a volunteer with his country's armed forces, Mauritanian-born Mohamed Ali Riha seized the opportunity to become a United Nations peacekeeper. His desire to help the most vulnerable people was realized when he join...

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Thank you Serbia: UN Peacekeeping Service & Sacrifice

Saving lives is what they do best. Members of the Serbian contingent of medical staff deployed in the conflict-torn Central African Republic recount their struggles to provide medical services to communities affected...

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BTS Shine Spotlight on the United Nations as Envoys of the President of the Republic of Korea

BTS, the global sensation behind “Permission to Dance” and other megahits, brought their spotlight to the United Nations as the Republic of Korea’s Special Presidential Envoys for Future Generations and Culture. BTS ...

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Plastic Ocean

United Nations - Plastic - both a wonderful invention and a scourge on our planet. Over 300 million tons will be produced this year. Most is never recycled and remains on our land and in our seas for ever. Our stor...

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Real-Life Mermaids: Women Guardians of the Sea

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....

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How Does The UN Work?

» Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Special Thanks to Evan Puschak for hosting TestTube! Last month, the Pakistani Taliban attacked a school in Peshawar and killed 132 children. This is o...