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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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The HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Where Does The World Stand?

The HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Where does the World stand? The latest facts and figures on global progress towards ending HIV/AIDS as a public health threat - and the work that still needs to be done. Here’s a short explainer...

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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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Syrian-Turkish border: Volkan Bozkir (UN-PGA) visits vital UN cross-border humanitarian operations

"The brutal conflict in Syria has been going on for a decade. It has killed half a million people, forced a majority to flee their homes, and pushed 80 per cent of Syrians into poverty. Right now, in northwest Syria a...

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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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Central African Republic: Re-Opening The Bridge of Death

United Nations - In the midst of violent conflict in Central African Republic, youths from opposing sides come together for the future of the country’s children. 21st Century: Episode #125 Script: http://www.un.org/...

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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.

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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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Famine Response In South Sudan

United Nations - According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), one million people are on the brink of famine in South Sudan due to insecurity and lack of humanitarian access. Humani...

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USA, Germany & Nauru on Climate and Security – Security Council Stakeout (8 April 2021)

Co-chairs of the Group of Friends on Climate and Security Ambassador Christoph Heusgen, Permanent Representative of Germany, and Ambassador Margo Dieye, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Nauru, with Ambassad...