Somalia: Drought Crisis

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United Nations - Some 6.7 million people – more than half of Somalia’s population – are in desperate need of humanitarian assistance due to a severe drought. Hundreds of thousands of people are internally displaced a...

YEAR IN REVIEW – 2015 (Short Version)

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United Nations - The "UN Year in Review 2015" remembers once more the daunting challenges the United Nations faced in its 70th anniversary year - and yet it gives a glimpse of what can be achieved, when we all work to...

South Africa: Coal’s Lethal Legacy

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United Nations - The world is becoming desperately short of fresh water, threatening our very survival. In South Africa, the country's water supply is at risk as the nation's energy needs grow. Blasts and dust clouds...

Indonesia: A Chance for Chocolate

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Global chocolate sales are booming but cocoa production has been declining. In response to an industry forecast that predicts a shortfall of about 1 million tons of cocoa by 2020, the Mars chocolate company has partn...

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 ri...

Indonesia: Zero Waste

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UN in Action Episode 1556In an effort to reduce food waste, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Government of Indonesia have rallied together to support coastal communities there by maki...

A Day with Afghan Deminers

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United Nations - In Afghanistan, approximately 185 million square meters of land have been contaminated by mines and explosive remnants of war. Each year, they maim and claim the lives of thousands of people in the co...

Georgia: Pedestrian Power

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United Nations - In most of the world, road traffic has increased massively in recent years - but the protection of pedestrians doesn’t always keep pace. In Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, a new campaign is focusing ...