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A Survivor’s Journey for Justice: Eric Sawyer, AIDS Activist

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He is one of the longest-term survivors of HIV/AIDS. After losing loved ones to AIDS, he joined the front lines of a movement that later changed the world’s response to HIV/AIDS. This is the story of Eric Sawyer and h...

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...

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. ...

Surviving Terrorism: Victims’ Voices from Norway

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Terrorist attacks draw headlines around the world – but what happens to the survivors once the media has moved on? On 9 November, the United Nations will screen “Surviving Terrorism: Victims’ Voices from Norway,” a...

United States: Tackling Climate Change Close to Home (Passive House)

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One of the biggest causes of climate change may surprise you: emissions from buildings. In the United States many believe that changing houses can help heal the planet. 21st Century: Episode #131 Producer, Videographe...

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.

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...

Japan’s Indigenous People: Protecting an Identity

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Japan’s indigenous people – the Ainu – were once in danger of dying out as an ethnic group. In the past they faced assimilation policies by the government. But today, many are striving to help their culture live on. ...

New Life, New Ambition: Germany’s Refugees and Migrants

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21st Century Episode 128 More than a million people have fled to Germany in the last two years, from countries like Syria and Afghanistan. Despite the loss and trauma, most are determined to build a better future. ...

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...

Plastic Ocean

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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 story ...

Seychelles – Coral Crusaders

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United Nations - Surrounded by over a million square kilometres of Indian Ocean, the people of the Seychelles depend on the sea for everything. But climate change is threatening their future. Now they are fighting for...

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