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Lebanon: Austrian peacekeepers trains Lebanese firefighters

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The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) supports the Lebanese Civil Defense’s (LCD) response to fire hazards in south Lebanon, which is prone to fire hazards during the dry summer season. The Austrian fir...

Fighting Locust Crisis in East Africa

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The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is working with partners to protect crops and livelihoods in East Africa, amid the region’s biggest locust outbreak in decades. Millions of vulnerable people now brace fo...

Campaigning against Anti-Semitism: Online to Offline.

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Attacks on religious communities are on the rise, according to the UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide. One Jewish family in the USA struggles with the aftermath of a massacre at a synagogue and works to ...

UN chief on climate change and COVID-19 at the Petersberg Virtual Dialogue (Berlin, Germany)

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António Guterres (UN Secretary-General) at the Petersberg Virtual Dialogue (Berlin, Germany) The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the fragility of our societies and economies to global shocks, such as disease or clima...

Guyana: Striving for Sustainable Wildlife

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Fish and wildlife are an integral part of the indigenous culture and diet in the Rupununi region of Guyana, a small country of South America that borders Brazil and Venezuela. In recent years, however, threats like in...

Women in Science: Preserving the Forest’s Treasures

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In the heart of the spectacular forests of Papua New Guinea, zoologist Grace Luke is on a team collecting data to reduce deforestation and forest degradation and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions that negatively im...

International Women’s Day – UN Chief (8 March 2020)

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Video message by H.E. Mr. António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General on International Women's Day. Gender equality is fundamentally a question of power. Transforming the balance of power is essential, not o...

Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, 1920-2020

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Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, who served as United Nations Secretary-General for a turbulent decade beginning in 1982, has left a legacy of peace around the world through his efforts to foster dialogue, bring parties toget...

UN chief on Sustainable Development and Climate Change (Islamabad, Pakistan)

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"I’m launching an urgent global call for #ClimateAction in Pakistan, one of the world’s most climate vulnerable countries" said Secretary-General Guterres. "We need far more ambition. Major emitting countries must le...

Peru: Solar Energy Empowering Remote Communities

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From the faraway altitudes of the Peruvian Andes, rural communities join forces with the United Nations to reap the benefits of renewable energy. UN in Action No. 1625

Mali: Women Pilot the Way to Peace

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More than 200 UN peacekeepers have died in Mali since 2013. It is one of the world’s most dangerous countries. The UN Peacekeeping Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) patrols large parts of Mali’s northern desert to monitor hos...

Mosul: The Road to Recovery

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Three years of occupation by ISIL and a protracted military intervention to retake the area have left the once-thriving Old City of Mosul in northern Iraq devastated by conflict and explosive contamination. The Old Ci...