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Real-Life Mermaids: Women Guardians of the Sea


They are called mermaids: the Haenyeo women divers of Jeju Island in the Republic of Korea. Carrying on a centuries-old tradition, these remarkable women use no modern equipment while serving as guardians of the sea. ...

Nepal: Women Take Charge of Family Planning


In Nepal, 17% of adolescent women age 15-19 are already mothers or pregnant with their first child, and only 15% of married women or girls aged 15-19 use a modern form of contraception. In rural areas, women have litt...

Earthboy To The Rescue


Meet the boy who uses his art to protect the environment. Emerson Chong creates comics and video games to encourage recycling. His “Earth Boy” comic was published by UNICEF as part of a campaign to teach kids about su...

Peru: Protecting the Amazon


The indigenous peoples of Loreto, Peru, understand the value of the Amazon and the resources it provides. For more than 10 years, they have become environmental monitors to track and report the impact of oil activity ...

Ukraine: Cafe Run by Two Yulias


Sloviansk is located in the Donetsk region in Eastern Ukraine, affected by the internal conflict which started in 2015. Two women named Yulia—one local and one internally displaced—decided to open a cafe t...

At epicentre of Indonesia disaster, Guterres praises resilience of Sulawesi people


United Nations chief António Guterres on Friday (12 Oct) visited Palu, Indonesia after the earthquake and tsunami hit the country. On arrival, Secretary-General António Guterres met at the Mutiara SIS Al-Jufrie Airpo...

Indonesia Tsunami – UN Agencies Rush to Assist Victims


Days after a massive earthquake and tsunami hit the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, reportedly killing more than a thousand people, UN agencies and their partners are still struggling to reach to worst-affected areas. ...

La ONU y la Unión Europea suman esfuerzos para acabar con el feminicidio en América Latina


América Latina es el hogar de 14 de los 25 países con las tasas más altas de feminicidio en el mundo y un asombroso 98% de los homicidios relacionados con el género, no son procesados como tal, y muchas veces quedan e...

A Vision for Climate Action


Climate change is undeniable. Climate action is unstoppable.

Get Ready for the UN General Debate 2018


We will be LIVE on YouTube! Subscribe to not miss the action: 1 building. 193 countries. Countless opportunities for change. In September, world l...

Nepal: Adapting to Climate Change


Nepal has been hard hit by climate change. Rural farmers are the worst affected. Many of them, like Laxmi Sunar, cope by reducing their food intake and migrating. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is supp...

The HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Where Does The World Stand?


The HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Where does the World stand? The latest facts and figures on global progress towards ending HIV/AIDS as a public health threat - and the work that still needs to be done. Here’s a short explainer...