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The African Roots of Cuba’s Music


United Nations - March 25th marks the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Watch how the contribution of African heritage has influenced the music of Cuba. UN ...

Indigenous Forum – Together We Achieve


United Nations - Indigenous Peoples of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: measures taken to implement the Declaration. UN Stories: Indigenous Forum - Together We Achieve

Mexico: Safe City for Women


United Nations - 77% of women in the city use public transport daily. 8 out of 10 women do not report after having been assaulted in public spaces. UN Women’s flagship programme, Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces for...

Refugees in Japan


United Nations - Out of thousands of people who sought asylum in Japan, 28 people were granted refugee status in 2016. A further 97 people, though not recognized as refugees, were approved to stay in Japan on humanita...

Northeast Nigeria: Extremism and the Struggle to Rebuild


[21st Century, Episode 129] In north-eastern Nigeria, eight years into the insurgency by extremist group Boko Haram, nearly five million people are displaced and at risk of famine. Restoring stability and hope for th...

AINU: Indigenous Peoples in Japan


UN in Action Episode #1554 The Ainu, indigenous peoples in Japan, were once considered a dying ethnic group due to assimilation policies implemented by the Government. Today, efforts are being made to conserve the ri...

Nelson Mandela: A Call to Action for Democracy, Peace and Prosperity for All


In October, 1994, President Nelson Mandela became the first leader of South Africa ever to address the United Nations General Assembly. He issued a ringing call for democracy, peace and prosperity to prevail everywhere.

Georgia: Pedestrian Power


United Nations - In most of the world, road traffic has increased massively in recent years - but the protection of pedestrians doesn’t always keep pace. In Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, a new campaign is focusing ...

UNIFIL: Raising Mine Awareness In Lebanon


United Nations - One of the most important tasks of UNIFIL (the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon) is demining on the line of withdrawal between Lebanon and Israel, known as the “Blue Line.” As part of its mine ...

LGBT Homeless Youth


United Nations - There is an estimated 500,000 homeless youth in the United States. 40 percent of them identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender (LGBT.) This feature tells the story of Kellen, a transgender...

Eat Offbeat: Refugee Chefs in New York City


United Nations - According to UNHCR, over 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes, and among them are 21 million refugees. In a small kitchen in New York City, refugees from eleven differe...

In Their Own Words


United Nations - For young women in science it can be an uphill struggle – but Katherine Jin has already made an impact. Her story, in her own words. 21st Century: Episode #124 Script:

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