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BTS Shine Spotlight on the United Nations as Envoys of the President of the Republic of Korea

BTS, the global sensation behind “Permission to Dance” and other megahits, brought their spotlight to the United Nations as the Republic of Korea’s Special Presidential Envoys for Future Generations and Culture. Th...

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Giant eco-friendly artwork unveiled at United Nations

Swiss-French artist Saype (Guillaume Legros) presents his giant ephemeral land art painting entitled "World in Progress II" at UN Headquarters, New York. The artwork, representing two children drawing and building wit...

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“Yoga for well-being” – 7th International Day of Yoga

The Permanent Mission of India in New York is commemorating the 7th International Day of Yoga on June 21, 2021. The celebrations will be marked at a time when COVID-19 pandemic continues to upend lives and livelihoods...

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International Jazz Day 10th Anniversary Celebration: All-Star Global Concert

As the great Nina Simone said, "Jazz is not just music, it is a way of life, it is a way of being, a way of thinking". The story of Jazz is written into the quest for human dignity, democracy and civil rights. It has ...

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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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Ethiopia: Rehabilitation of the Koshe landfill site

After the tragic landslide that killed 116 people, Koshe landfill in Addis Abba is safer. Managed by UN-Habitat, the dumpsite rehabilitation project used the ‘Fukuoka Method’ to repair the collapsed area and prevented...