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Colombia: Rebuilding A War-Torn Community

United Nations - The Colombian government, together with UNOPS, the United Nations Office for Project Services, has embarked on an ambitious project to improve homes in El Salado in Northern Colombia. In 2000, this vi...

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CHINA: ARTISTS WITH DISABILITIES INSPIRE

This inspiring dance troupe from China is moving audiences worldwide. Their impressive performances convey a message of inclusion and empowerment for individuals with disabilities - and all people seeking hope. 21st...

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Projecting Strength, Providing Protection: One UN Policewoman’s Story

A female Cameroonian peacekeeper helps young women in the Central African Republic know their rights and protect their bodies. Standing up for girls who may be vulnerable to exploitation, this UN policewoman shows an ...

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Nepal: Adapting to Climate Change

Nepal has been hard hit by climate change. Rural farmers are the worst affected. Many of them, like Laxmi Sunar, cope by reducing their food intake and migrating. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is supp...

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Lebanon: Austrian peacekeepers train Lebanese firefighters

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...

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Dangerous Surge in Deadly Violence in the Palestine, Gaza, and in Israel – UN Chief

Remarks by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, at the General Assembly 67th plenary meeting on Middle East, Palestine. "The past ten days have witnessed a dangerous and horrific surge in deadly...

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Sustainable Fashion Tackling Climate Change and Gender Inequality

Quid is a woman-led, eco-fashion social enterprise in Verona, Italy, that addresses climate change while responding to gender inequality by providing jobs for struggling women. The initiative recycles high-quality fab...

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Ethiopia: Rehabilitation of the Koshe landfill site

After the tragic landslide that killed 116 people, Koshe landfill in Addis Abba is safer. Managed by UN-Habitat, the dumpsite rehabilitation project used the ‘Fukuoka Method’ to repair the collapsed area and prevented...

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Plastic Ocean

United Nations - Plastic - both a wonderful invention and a scourge on our planet. Over 300 million tons will be produced this year. Most is never recycled and remains on our land and in our seas for ever. Our stor...

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Somalia: Drought Crisis

United Nations - Some 6.7 million people – more than half of Somalia’s population – are in desperate need of humanitarian assistance due to a severe drought. Hundreds of thousands of people are internally displaced a...

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