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Rwanda: Hydropower Brings Hope

United Nations, New York, February 2012 - A nation that still feels the impact of the devastating 1994 genocide, Rwanda is today one of the fastest growing economies in Africa. In rural areas, small hydropower plants ...


Liberia: Peace Huts

Sexual violence against women in post civil war Liberia is a severe social problem. A group of women in the country's rural area has now built up a "peace hut", in an effort to stop sexual violence and secure justice ...


Energy for the Pamir Mountains

Inhabitants of Tajikistan's Pamir Mountains are pressured to overuse a highland shrub for firewood as imported fuel becomes too costly. A UN initiative is helping provide alternative energy sources and revive the sust...


Ivoirian Refugees in Guinea

As the international community focuses on ways to put an end to the raging violence in Cote d'Ivoire, those fleeing the conflict are suffering in neighbouring countries. More than 4,000 Ivorian refugees who escaped to...


Uganda Maternity Leave

United Nations, New York, July 2009 - All African women work. Very few women work in formal workplaces. Even fewer expect to keep their job when they have a baby, much less get maternity leave. But in a small company ...


ILO: Protecting Filipino nurses migrating abroad

United Nations, New York, June 2009 - The Philippines has exported tens of thousands of nurses over the past few years, a trend that is likely to continue due to high demand in developed countries. This has created a ...