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Weaving a Way to Independence

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In Kavumu, a village in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, a young woman found a way to change her life. Neema joined a community project, where she learned how to read and write as well as to weave baskets. Co...

Fighting trauma – Female Peacekeepers in Africa

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For the first time ever, Pakistan has deployed a Female Engagement Team (FET), to the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO). The FET will provide vocational t...

The Voyager Golden Record: A reminder that we are all connected

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The Voyager Golden Record shot into space in 1977 with a message from humanity to the cosmos – and decades later, it stands as a reminder that we are all connected. The United Nations displays a replica of the Golden...

How we can prevent tomorrow’s genocides – a conversation with war crimes expert, Theodor Meron

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Judge Theodor Meron is World War II survivor who fled Poland after the Nazis invaded in 1939. He would later become a Judge for UN International Criminal Tribunals. Judge Meron tells us about the importance of heeding...

Stakes High for UN Climate Change Conference (COP25)

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Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Inger Andersen, lays out what's at stake for the world ahead of the upcoming COP25 climate change conference taking place in Madrid, from 2 December. #Climate...

Stop natural hazards from becoming disasters

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Natural hazards don’t have to become disasters. With investments in resilient infrastructure, the world can protect communities and individuals from the devastation caused by earthquakes, tsunamis and other extreme we...

Helping survivors of sexual violence in conflict

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The United Nations launched a Global Fund for survivors of sexual violence in conflict this Wednesday, 30 October 2019. The new initiative marks the tenth anniversary of its a Security Council mandate to eliminate ...

Camila Coelho: using fashion for a cause

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The United Nations hosted fashion designer Michael Kors’ campaign, ‘‘Watch Hunger Stop", this Monday 21 October 2019. The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) partners with Kors for the seventh year to help provi...

Youth Envoy’s Message for International Youth Day

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The United Nations Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth, Jayathma Wickramanayake delivers a message on the occasion of the International Youth Day (12 August). The theme for 2019 is "Transforming Education".

Meet the New President of UN General Assembly, Tijjani Mohammad-Bande

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The President of the United Nations General Assembly’s 74th session, Ambassador Tijjani Mohammad-Bande of Nigeria, has set key priorities for ushering in a better future for all. Sharing his ideas for how to achieve a...

Youth Climate Change Summit – Watch LIVE starting this Saturday!

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The youth of the world are gathering at the United Nations to call for urgent climate action. On Saturday 22 September, the UN Youth Climate Summit will be held in New-York as part of a weekend of events leading up to...

Youth on the Climate Front lines on the Pacific Islands

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Youth are leading the charge against climate change in Pacific island countries that are especially vulnerable to its damaging effects. In Fiji, Vanuatu and Tuvalu, the tropical environment faces cyclones and other th...