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Uganda: South Sudanese Refugees

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Since 2013, more than one million South Sudanese refugees have fled the civil war in their country. They’ve flooded across the border into Uganda and other neighbouring countries, resulting in a dire humanitarian sit...

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

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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. UN in Action Episode # 1565

Seychelles: Women at the Forefront of Conservation

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In Seychelles, two women conservationists are working together on the state of Seychelles oceans, biodiversity, coral health and maritime economy to ensure a sustainable future of the county. UN in Action Episode # 1564

Rwanda: Cooking with Gas

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The UN's International Fund for Agricultural Development (I FAD) and the Rwandan government are promoting the use of clean renewable energy. Pacifique was selected as one of over 100 poor farmers to try out a new syst...

Urban Farming: Growing Food in NYC

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United Nations - Around 15 percent of the world’s food is now grown in urban areas, nourishing communities and highlighting the importance of agricultural development. Here’s how urban farming is taking off in New Yor...

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...

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...

Demining and Bomb Disposal in Somalia

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United Nations - Years of armed conflict in Somalia has resulted in its land being contaminated by death traps on the ground, such as unexploded ordnance and other life threatening devices. The United Nations Mine Act...

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...

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...

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...

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