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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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Guinea-Bissau: Fighting the new cocaine trade

Cocaine production hit all-time highs in 2019, leading narco-traffickers to seek new points of transit from South America to Europe. The UN Office on Drugs and Crime supports the international response to drug traffic...

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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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UN Female Police Officer of the Year, Major Seynabou Diouf of Senegal

31 Oct 2019 - Major Seynabou Diouf of the Senegal National Police has been selected as the 2019 United Nations Female Police Officer of the Year.

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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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Zambian Female Peacekeepers in the Central African Republic

The Female Engagement Team (FET), introduced by the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), aims to bridge the gaps that exist in restoring peace for...

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Surviving Terrorism: Victims’ Voices from Norway

Terrorist attacks draw headlines around the world – but what happens to the survivors once the media has moved on? On 9 November, the United Nations will screen “Surviving Terrorism: Victims’ Voices from Norway,” ...

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Central African Republic: Female Tech Pioneer

Fatima Khamis is an extraordinary woman. After standing up to her family in her home country of Sudan to study computer engineering, she went to the Central African Republic where she joined the United Nations peaceke...

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UNODC Labels High seas criminality ‘a threat to Gulf of Guinea and the world’ – UNODC Chief

Briefing by Mr. Yury Fedotov, Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), on Transnational organized crime at sea as a threat to international peace and security. Under the agenda item:...

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UN Chief on Mercenaries activities in Africa – Security Council meeting (04 February 2019)

Remarks by H.E. António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, on Mercenary activities as a source of insecurity and destabilization in Africa at the 8456th meeting of the Security Council.