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Brooklyn Restaurant Lights the Way for Refugees

In the New York borough of Brooklyn in the United States sits a little restaurant called Emma’s Torch. This is no ordinary restaurant. It is a beloved neighbourhood eatery, but also functions as a training centre for ...

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Green Cities: Paris Climate Agreement

We have the power and know-how to transform our cities into green spaces, with clean transport and energy efficient buildings. UN Environment Programme Young Champion of the Earth Nzambi Matee explains how this can be...

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How women defy the conflict in Mali

The second in a series of videos on women leaders around the world, this feature takes place in Mali. Despite the dangers in areas such as Mopti and Gao, there are also encouraging signs of progress thanks to individu...

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Plastic bricks in Kenya – Nzambi Matee – Young Champion of the Earth 2020

Nzambi Matee is a Kenyan engineer and head of Gjenge Makers Ltd., a social enterprise that produces sustainable low-cost construction materials made of recycled plastic waste. Nzambi was honoured with the United Natio...

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Sir David Attenborough on Climate and Security – Security Council Open VTC

Briefing by Sir David Attenborough, English broadcaster and natural historian, on the Maintenance of international peace and security: Climate and Security, during the Security Council Open VTC.

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Climate and Security – Security Council Debate, 23 February 2021

The high-level open debate on the theme of “Maintenance of international peace and security: Climate and security” will allow to discuss the role of the Security Council, Member States and the UN in addressing future ...

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UN hails US re-entry into Paris Agreement

The Paris Agreement on Climate Change has entered into force for the United States, a key architect of the landmark climate deal adopted by world leaders in 2015. At an online event marking this development, UN Secre...


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Hadzabe Tribe: 40,000 year-old hunter-gatherer tribe gains land rights in Tanzania

The Hadzabe people in Tanzania are among the last remaining hunter-gatherers on earth. In 2011, the Hadzabe gained legal rights over their ancestral lands, allowing them to protect their forests from farmers and herde...

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UNICEF ‘Pandemic Classroom’ at United Nations Headquarters

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres toured the UNICEF installation to draw attention to the ongoing tragedy of school closures due to COVID-19 lockdowns. Schools for more than 168 million children global...

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COVID-19 Vaccine – Côte d’Ivoire first African country to vaccinate with COVAX

Côte d’Ivoire became Friday 26 February the second country to receive a COVAX vaccine shipment. The West African country received 504,000 doses of lifesaving COVID-19 vaccine. Philippe Poinsot, the United Nations Resi...

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Ghana gets COVID-19 vaccines from global COVAX facility

Six hundred thousand doses of lifesaving COVID-19 vaccine from the UN-partnered COVAX initiative have arrived in Ghana: a historic first for the international partnership to provide equitable inoculations for all. “To...


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Nepal: Returned Migrant Worker Starts a New Life

Basanti Tamang left her home in Nepal to work as a housemaid in Lebanon. When she returned home, she found that the earnings she sent home had all been spent, and faced negative attitudes from her family and community...

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UN chief hears from a mother working on the pandemic’s frontlines

“In life, things wouldn’t always go as you wanted to but you have to learn how to roll with the punches,” frontline worker Peaches Dinnoo tells United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres in their one-on-one con...


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Women Defend Peace in the Central African Republic

In the troubled Central African Republic, women organize to claim their rightful, prominent role in shaping the future of their families, communities and country. Lina Ekomo, a leader representing women nationally ...

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Three years of Action for Peacekeeping (A4P)

28 March 2021 marks the third anniversary of Action for Peacekeeping, launched by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres in 2018. Action for Peacekeeping (A4P) is a global partnership to strengthen UN Peac...