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Hadzabe Tribe: 40,000 year-old hunter-gatherer tribe gains land rights in Tanzania

The Hadzabe people in Tanzania are among the last remaining hunter-gatherers on earth. In 2011, the Hadzabe gained legal rights over their ancestral lands, allowing them to protect their forests from farmers and herde...

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UNICEF ‘Pandemic Classroom’ at United Nations Headquarters

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres toured the UNICEF installation to draw attention to the ongoing tragedy of school closures due to COVID-19 lockdowns. Schools for more than 168 million children global...

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COVID-19 Vaccine – Côte d’Ivoire first African country to vaccinate with COVAX

Côte d’Ivoire became Friday 26 February the second country to receive a COVAX vaccine shipment. The West African country received 504,000 doses of lifesaving COVID-19 vaccine. Philippe Poinsot, the United Nations Resi...

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Ghana gets COVID-19 vaccines from global COVAX facility

Six hundred thousand doses of lifesaving COVID-19 vaccine from the UN-partnered COVAX initiative have arrived in Ghana: a historic first for the international partnership to provide equitable inoculations for all. “To...

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Covid-19 Vaccine Distribution – Importance of Reaching the World

Unless vaccines reach all countries around the world, no one is safe from COVID. The World Health Organization has brought more than 180 nations together to distribute COVID vaccines to low and middle-income countrie...

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Parenting during the COVID Pandemic – Kyrgyzstan

Families all over the world are facing the stress of lockdown and isolation during the COVID pandemic. This family in Kyrgyzstan have found greater unity and understanding with a little help from the United Nations Of...

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COVID-19: Wildlife and conservation

COVID-19 has had a deep impact on wildlife conservation around the world. For decades, ecotourism had helped protect endangered species but COVID-19 and the subsequent closure of ecotourism sites has had an indelible ...

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Women in Science: Preserving the Forest’s Treasures

In the heart of the spectacular forests of Papua New Guinea, zoologist Grace Luke is on a team collecting data to reduce deforestation and forest degradation and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions that negatively im...

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Zero Budget Natural Farming: An Agricultural Revolution is Taking Shape in India

Our story follows Satyavati – a young woman from the Araku Valley in Andhra Pradesh, India, as she compels her community to adopt a farming practice that is revolutionizing small-scale farming across India. Zero Budge...

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India: New Approach to Nutrition

Malnutrition is a major problem for children in Madhya Pradesh, India. An innovative solution is improving nutrition in rural areas, where an International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) supported project is...

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Financing for Development

The United Nations General Assembly High-level Dialogue on Financing for Development marks the first four years of the international community’s pursuit of the sustainable development goals (SDG) and mobilizing resour...