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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 ...

21st Century Episode 108 – UN Human Rights Pioneer and Migrants Detained in Italy

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United Nations - 21st Century - Episode 108 - featuring the groundbreaking work of former UN Human Rights chief, Theo Van Boven and, from Italy, the misery and despair of migrants and refugees held in detention cent...

Detained in Italy : Misery for Migrants and Refugees

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United Nations - In Europe it’s the biggest movement of people since World War II. Fleeing war, hardship and persecution. Many end up in Italian detention centres. 21st Century, Episode #108 Script: http://www.u...

Dominican Republic: Fighting for Change

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United Nations - In the Dominican Republic, people who live on the sugar-cane plantations have traditionally faced hardship and exclusion. But a new holistic approach to supporting them is opening up fresh possibiliti...

South Carolina: Rights to Ancestral Land

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United Nations - The legacy of slavery in the United States lives on today in South Carolina and Georgia. The Gullah Geechee peoples, descendants of African slaves, are facing a struggle to hold on to their land and c...

Development – The United Nations Spearheads New Set of Development Goals

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United Nations - At the turn of the millennium world leaders set a number of targets to make the planet a better place by 2015. The results have been mixed – extraordinary progress alongside some significant failures...

Human Rights – Supporting the Displaced

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United Nations - Founded after World War II the UN’s remit is to make the world a better place by promoting peace and security, defending human rights and fostering development. Near the top of the Organization's ag...

Peace Operations – The path out of violence in the Central African Republic

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United Nations - Now to the Central African Republic – a nation consumed by violence, hatred and instability. In this largely forgotten crisis, restoring peace seems an almost impossible task. But that’s what UN Peace...

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