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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...

Japan’s Indigenous People: Protecting an Identity


Japan’s indigenous people – the Ainu – were once in danger of dying out as an ethnic group. In the past they faced assimilation policies by the government. But today, many are striving to help their culture live on. ...

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...

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

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:

Cuba – The Musical Legacy of A Million Slaves


United Nations - Over the centuries more than one million African slaves were transported to Cuba. Today, their legacy can be heard in Cuba’s music, blending African and Latin rhythms. 21st Century: Episode #124 ...

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. U...

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