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Uganda: Securing Land Tenure for Rural Households

Uganda has a population of 40 million people, over 75% of whom live in rural areas. Over 80% of the rural populations live on customary land, most of which is undocumented and unmapped. UN-Habitat worked with the Ugan...


Cuba – The Musical Legacy of A Million Slaves

United Nations - Over the centuries more than one million African slaves were transported to Cuba. Today, their legacy can be heard in Cuba’s music, blending African and Latin rhythms. 21st Century: Episode #124 Sc...


The Fight Against Child Labour

According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), there are nearly 152 million child labourers worldwide in 2018. Although the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and other humanitarian actors provide aid in areas where...


Burkina Faso: Tackling Food Insecurity during COVID-19

Non-state armed groups and droughts have displaced over 830,000 people in one year in Burkina Faso. Climate change, landscape degradation and slow economic development also exacerbate food insecurity and undernutritio...


Uganda: South Sudanese Refugees

Since 2013, more than one million South Sudanese refugees have fled the civil war in their country. They’ve flooded across the border into Uganda and other neighbouring countries, resulting in a dire humanitarian sit...


Canada – A History of Violence

United Nations - Canada is facing an under-reported crisis. Since 1980, more than eleven hundred indigenous women and girls have been murdered or gone missing. The brutal murder of a 15-year old rallied the nation t...


Syrian Refugees Wrestle for a New Life in Egypt

Supported by the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the Syrian Sports Academy holds classes for over 20 Syrian refugees to combat illegal immigration and build a new generation of sports players in Egypt. (UNHCR) ...


COVID-19: Wildlife and conservation

COVID-19 has had a deep impact on wildlife conservation around the world. For decades, ecotourism had helped protect endangered species but COVID-19 and the subsequent closure of ecotourism sites has had an indelible ...


Resilience in the Face of Terrorism: Victims’ Voices from Cameroon

When Boko Haram came for her family, Wala Matari dressed her sons as girls, hoping to stop them being recruited by the terrorist group. Wala, from northern Cameroon, is just one of millions of people who have been dis...


'Women’s full human rights & freedoms are fundamental to peace & prosperity' – UN Chief

Opening remarks by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, on the General Assembly's High-level meeting on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women (Beijing+25). " (......

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