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The Siddis: A Forgotten People

United Nations - Gujarat in western India is home to more than 20,000 Siddis, an ethnic group of African descent. But today, many live on the fringes of society in poverty. One young man is fighting to protect their u...

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Thailand – Losing ground

United Nations, 21 January 2014 - For many of the world's indigenous people, loss of their traditional lands threatens their very survival and their cultures could simply disappear. In Thailand, indigenous women have...

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Cambodia: Bringing Schools and Culture Back to Life

More than one-third of all Cambodian children between five and fourteen years of age are working instead of attending school. UNICEF is promoting a more inclusive and positive educational programme in rural areas. Adu...

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Kenya Maasai: The Race to Preserve the Past

United Nations, January 2011 Their centuries old culture is at risk of disappearing. They are the Maasai in Kenya. Now two of their own are in a race against time to preserve their heritage. We join them on their j...

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Kenya Maasai: the Race to Preserve the Past

United Nations, January 2010 Their centuries' old culture is at risk of disappearing. They are the Maasai in Kenya. Now, two of their own are in a race against time to preserve their heritage. UNIA Programme # ...

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Cambodia: Bringing Schools and Culture Back to Life

United Nations, January 2011 The Southeast Asian nation of Cambodia survived a regime that killed teachers and banned education. More than 30 years later some passionate educators are trying to ensure that Cambodia...

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Haitian Art: “Buried but not Dead”

United Nations, New York, May 2010 - Haiti's exuberant, brightly-coloured paintings have brought the island international fame. But did the devastating earthquake in January end all that, burying the artistic spirit a...