Category: 21st Century Programme

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India: Disappearing daughters

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United Nations, New York, July 2009 - An epidemic is wiping out India's daughters. It's not a disease or famine - it's parents deciding not to have baby girls. This disturbing trend is not new but modern science is en...

Guyana: The Gold Rush

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United Nations, New York, July 2009 - Gold has been sought after since the beginning of human history. In these troubled times, it is seen as a safe investment. But as demand for this treasured metal grows, so too do ...

Brazil: Taking the fight to the drug lords

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United Nations, New York, July 2009 - Brazil is the second largest market for cocaine in the Americas and a major transit country for illegal drugs heading for Europe. The drugs bring with them a tide of violence and ...

Bhutan: Forgotten Refugees

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United Nations, New York, June 2009 - You can't work, study or live freely in the land of your forefathers - and you can't return to the land of your birth. That's the sad predicament facing more than 100,000 peopl...

Ecuador: A model of green enterprise

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United Nations, June 2009 - Decades of oil drilling in Ecuador in South America has devastated huge swaths of the Amazon rainforest and its wildlife, threatening to destroy the ancestral home of native tribes and thei...

Rape in the Forest

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United Nations, New York, June 2009 - It's an impossible choice - feed your family, or run the risk of a brutal sexual attack. It has happened to hundreds of thousands of women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo ...

UN Television – Peru: Fake Medicines

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Peru is battling to contain a dangerous tide of counterfeit medicines.

AK-47’s into Guitars

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Artist in Colombia is making guitars out of one of the world's most common weapons: the AK-47.

United Nations TV – Rwanda: Lessons from a Hero

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Put to the test, an ordinary man made an extraordinary choice - to risk his own life to save hundreds of others during the Rwandan genocide.

United Nations TV – Galapagos Under Threat

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The Galapagos Islands are a unique ecological haven and a natural paradise under siege from tourism and development. What can be done to protect them?

United Nations TV – Crossing the Sahara

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In the windswept dunes of the Sahara, families have been torn apart by Africa's longest-running territorial conflict. Now they have the chance of a lifetime - to see each other once again after decades apart.

United Nations TV – Bolivia: Guarani Land Rights

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In the forests of Bolivia, the Guarani people are fighting for their human rights.

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