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UNDP Panda Ambassadors for SDGs

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United Nations - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has established a new method on spreading the word about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs.) They designated two panda cubs as the first-ever anim...

New Life, New Ambition: Germany’s Refugees and Migrants

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21st Century Episode 128 More than a million people have fled to Germany in the last two years, from countries like Syria and Afghanistan. Despite the loss and trauma, most are determined to build a better future. ...

Indonesia: Zero Waste

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UN in Action Episode 1556In an effort to reduce food waste, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Government of Indonesia have rallied together to support coastal communities there by maki...

A Day with Afghan Deminers

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United Nations - In Afghanistan, approximately 185 million square meters of land have been contaminated by mines and explosive remnants of war. Each year, they maim and claim the lives of thousands of people in the co...

Somalia: Drought Crisis

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United Nations - Some 6.7 million people – more than half of Somalia’s population – are in desperate need of humanitarian assistance due to a severe drought. Hundreds of thousands of people are internally displaced as...

Plastic Ocean

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United Nations - Plastic - both a wonderful invention and a scourge on our planet. Over 300 million tons will be produced this year. Most is never recycled and remains on our land and in our seas for ever. Our story ...

Seychelles – Coral Crusaders

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United Nations - Surrounded by over a million square kilometres of Indian Ocean, the people of the Seychelles depend on the sea for everything. But climate change is threatening their future. Now they are fighting for...

Famine Response In South Sudan

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United Nations - According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), one million people are on the brink of famine in South Sudan due to insecurity and lack of humanitarian access. Humani...

Ukraine: Televising Democracy

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United Nations - In 2014 Ukraine’s government was ousted by protestors calling for greater transparency and less corruption. Since then armed conflict has killed ten thousand and displaced millions. The United Nations...

Laos: Nutritious Entertainment

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United Nations - Half the children in Laos are stunted and chronic under-nutrition is a major issue facing the country. To tackle this problem, the Lao government and the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Devel...

The King of Cans – a story for Earth Day, 22 April

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United Nations - In New York City, there are more than 5,000 “canners” who contribute significantly to recycling. Meet their monarch. Mother Earth Day UN Stories: The King of Cans - a story for Earth Day, 22 April

Colombia: Rebuilding A War-Torn Community

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United Nations - The Colombian government, together with UNOPS, the United Nations Office for Project Services, has embarked on an ambitious project to improve homes in El Salado in Northern Colombia. In 2000, this vi...

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