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UN Chief on the Climate Frontlines – Tuvalu

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United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres flew to the Pacific Island country of Tuvalu on the frontlines of the climate challenge. He called on all countries to change their policies to help halt the impacts. ...

The Race To Preserve History

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The United Nations observes World Day of Audiovisual Heritage on October 27th. During the hot 2018 summer in New York Headquarters, a team of archivists worked around the clock to protect almost 40,000 records. Mor...

Development – The United Nations Spearheads New Set of Development Goals

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United Nations - At the turn of the millennium world leaders set a number of targets to make the planet a better place by 2015. The results have been mixed – extraordinary progress alongside some significant failures...

Republic of the Congo: A garden for hope

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United Nations - After a vicious ten-year war which has left a devastated people, courageous women are now taking the lead to rebuild - from a vegetable farm to the whole country. UN in Action, Episode #1490 Script...

India: Millet Madness

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Millets used to be a staple food in India, but in the last five decades, almost half of their cultivation has been replaced with more lucrative cash crops, resulting in a major change in people's diets. Millets have u...

Nepal: Improving International Trade

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Despite international demand for Nepal's home-grown products, getting the goods out of the country isn't easy. Unsafe road conditions and vast amounts of paperwork delay the process. With support from the World Bank,...

Bolivia: The Alpaca Connection

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High in the Andean plains of Bolivia, alpacas and llamas are becoming big business for local farmers as global demand for alpaca fleece continues to grow. The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is...

China: Women Leaders

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United Nations, New York - Across rural China, more and more women are stepping out of their traditional roles and into positions of power. With the support of the United Nations Democracy Fund, UNDEF, a pilot project...

Iraq: The Grassroots Recovery

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United Nations - After years of war and instability, Iraq's economy is still struggling to recover. Unemployment is rising, and millions of people live below the poverty line. Encouraging investment and developing sm...

Qatar: Sweet Epidemic

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Every five seconds one person develops diabetes...every 10 seconds one person dies of diabetes...every 30 seconds a limb is lost to diabetes. In Qatar, some 215,000 people are living with the disease. The Government o...

Zanzibar: The Spice Island

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United Nations, New York, March 2012 - In Zanzibar, an increasing number of spice farmers are growing their crops organically, tapping into the lucrative niche market of organic industry. Building a green economy, wh...