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Mexico: Safe City for Women

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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

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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

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[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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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: http://www.un.org/webcast/...

Cuba – The Musical Legacy of A Million Slaves

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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 Siddis: India’s Forgotten Africans

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United Nations - Descended from African slaves – the Siddi people today live in western India. For centuries they’ve held on to their African culture – and a special relationship with the Asiatic lion. 21st Century...

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