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Kenya – Urban Refugees

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United Nations - When people think of refugees, they usually think of a refugee camp. But in reality, more than half of the world’s ten million refugees live in cities. We take you to Kenya. 21st Century: Episode #113

LEBANON: Women Carve their Destinies

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United Nations - In Lebanon, women are breaking out of traditional economic roles, and, with a little help, reviving traditional skills to shape their own futures. 21st Century: Episode #112 Script: http://www.u...

INDIA: The Power of the Sun

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United Nations - From India, a unique project taps the sun’s rays to bring clean energy and hope to the poorest. 21st Century: Episode #112 Script: http://www.un.org/webcast/pdfs/21stcshow#112indiapowerofthesun.pdf

“In Their own Words”- My Forest

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United Nations - A young film-maker shares his passion – to save the planet. Sébastien Pins and his Forest – with his own images, and in his own words. 21st Century: Episode #112 Script: http://www.un.org/webcas...

Tom Hoffman, Holocaust Survivor – In His Own Words

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United Nations - Rescued from the Nazis as a baby – he kept his faith in humanity. Holocaust survivor Tom Hoffman’s story – in his own words. 21st Century: Episode #111 Script: http://www.un.org/webcast/pdfs/21s...

Myanmar : Transition to Democracy

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United Nations - During Myanmar’s military dictatorship, critical thinking and free debate were forbidden. But as the country changes, will this new openness open the doors to real democracy? The nation’s youth are de...

Geneva : Pianists for Peace

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United Nations - From discord to harmony – five pianists from countries in conflict with each other come together to play for peace. 21st Century: Episode #110 Script: http://www.un.org/webcast/pdfs/21st110piani...

Juan Mendez, Campaigner Against Torture

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United Nations - Under Argentina’s military dictatorship in the 1970s torture was widespread – and many thousands were “disappeared”. A courageous lawyer was among those who suffered – but today he’s campaigning to en...

United Kingdom: Abbie – Green campaigner – In their own words

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United Nations - Climate change, pollution and melting glaciers. What can one individual do? Filmmaker Abbie Barnes’ story – with her own images - in her own words. 21st Century, Episode #109 Script: http://www....

Dominican Republic: Toppling Teenage Pregnancies

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United Nations - Becoming a mother when you’re little more than a child yourself has ruined many lives. While the number of teenagers getting pregnant around the world has fallen, in one region it’s on the rise. Here’...

Brazil: Descendants of slaves in a struggle for land

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United Nations - In Brazil, descendants of slaves have lived for centuries on land occupied by their ancestors. But in recent years their right to the land has been challenged. 21st Century, Episode #109 Script:...

The Van Boven Principles

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United Nations - In Latin America during the 70s and 80s, hundreds of thousands were tortured, killed and disappeared. (THEO VAN BOVEN ARCHIVE: It is inexplicable and indefensible for the United Nations not to react ...

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