Category: UN in Action

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South Sudan: Training for the Future

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ince 2015, the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has been implementing training programmes for the country’s youth and bringing people from diverse groups to study and work together with the aim to suppor...

Nepal: Women Take Charge of Family Planning

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In Nepal, 17% of adolescent women age 15-19 are already mothers or pregnant with their first child, and only 15% of married women or girls aged 15-19 use a modern form of contraception. In rural areas, women have litt...

Jordan: Investing in Agriculture for All

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The Jordanian city of Mafraq, located at the crossroads of Syria and Iraq, has seen its population explode in recent years due to a massive influx of Syrian refugees. With help from its local partners, the Internation...

Colombia: Sewing Together for Peace

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In northern Colombia, former members of the FARC-EP (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) have access to various training, including a clothing workshop designed for female ex-combatants and local women. While gain...

Peru: Protecting the Amazon

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The indigenous peoples of Loreto, Peru, understand the value of the Amazon and the resources it provides. For more than 10 years, they have become environmental monitors to track and report the impact of oil activity ...

Disaster Reduction: It Could Save Your Life

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Between 2005 and 2014, 700,000 people have died in disaster events worldwide. A total of 1.7 billion people have been affected. Economic losses in major disaster events over the last decade come to $1.4 tr...

DR Congo : Ex-Combatants Starting New Lives

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The security situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has been fragile for decades due to conflict. Armed groups still operate in certain areas of the country. But in the city of Beni, in the north-eastern pa...

Ukraine: Cafe Run by Two Yulias

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Sloviansk is located in the Donetsk region in Eastern Ukraine, affected by the internal conflict which started in 2015. Two women named Yulia—one local and one internally displaced—decided to open a cafe t...

The Fight Against Child Labour

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According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), there are nearly 152 million child labourers worldwide in 2018. Although the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and other humanitarian actors provide aid in areas where...

Bangladeshi Peacekeepers Deliver Medical Aid in Mali

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Bangladeshi peacekeepers deployed to the United Nations Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) travel to remote parts of the country, where access to basic services is scarce. The peacekeepers are providing critical medical assis...

United States: Reading, Writing and Refugees

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At a public school in Rochester, New York, 98 percent of the students are refugees. Meet one of its resilient students, who demonstrate strong resolve to give back to their host country, as well as the officials runni...

Water Action Decade

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World Water Day was commemorated on 22 March. This year, the United Nations launched the Water Action Decade to speed up efforts in meeting water-related challenges. Water is crucial to sustainable development; the e...