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Kyrgyzstan – Standing Tall

United Nations - In Kyrgyzstan, the fruits of ancient trees are protecting the future of the country’s last remaining forests. By also providing a living for locals, walnuts are helping both people and trees stand tal...

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Colombia: Sustainable Partnership for Change

Colombia has seen great economic growth in recent years, but 40% of its population still live in poverty. Working with the government and private sector, the UN Development Program (UNDP) has launched an Inclusive Ec...

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Moldova: Coming home

Twenty years after the fall of the Soviet Union, Moldova continues to struggle economically, with 25 per cent of the population forced to work abroad. The exodus has halted investment in local infrastructure, but now ...

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Iraq: The Grassroots Recovery

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...

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Haiti: Wooden Soldiers for Sale

In Haiti, craftsmen are sculpting wooden UN soldiers at the Brazilian Military base. Located opposite MINUSTAH Headquarters, the place has been turned into a market selling perfectly handcrafted blue helmet soldiers. ...

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Aging in Armenia

United Nations, New York, August 2011 - Throughout the world, older people's contribution to society are often overlooked. The disintegration of the Soviet Union has left many elderly people in Armenia in poverty. A n...

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Madagascar: Vanilla farmers

United Nations, February 2011 - Vanilla -- it's one of our favourite flavors. It's in everything from ice cream to coffee. But for many of the farmers who grow it, life is proving to be anything but sweet. Here's our...

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Global Warming: Vietnam’s new enemy

United Nations, New York, November 2009 - Vietnam's economy is finally thriving after decades of war. But a new and insidious enemy -- global warming -- is hitting this South East Asian country, with deadly force. 21...

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Cambodia: Food security gains urgency at a time of economic crisis

United Nations, New York, July 2009 - A decade of economic growth spurred by the global market for textiles helped give jobs to many people, especially women, in Cambodia. But with the economic downturn, many Cambodia...

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Powering Asia-Pacific

United Nations, June 2008 - By 2030, the Asia Pacific region will account for half the world's energy demand. To meet it, countries in this region will need to ensure that supplies are available, affordable, and sust...