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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...


African Rhythms Permeate Cuba’s Music

United Nations - When Africans were brought centuries ago to Cuba to work on the sugar plantations, they also brought their cultural traditions including their music and instruments. When they arrived on the island, ...


DR Congo: How to Beat Ebola

In the struggle against the Ebola virus in North Kivu, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a wide array of specialists and volunteers ensure that Ebola patients get the care and information they need as well as t...


DR Congo : Ex-Combatants Starting New Lives

The security situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has been fragile for decades due to conflict. Armed groups still operate in certain areas of the country. But in the city of Beni, in the north-eastern pa...


Mozambique: Recovering from Two Cyclones

After the devastation caused by the two cyclones that hit Mozambique in the spring of 2019, the United Nations humanitarian aid agencies and their partners have assisted more than two million people in restoring peace...


Violence & discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity – Press Conference

Press Briefing by Victor Madrigal-Borloz, Independent Expert on Protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity An independent expert on sexual orientation and gender id...


MINUSMA: Promoting Development in Mali

United Nations - Established by the UN Security Council in 2013, MINUSMA - the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali - supports political processes and helps stabilize the country. Close to 12,0...


AINU: Indigenous Peoples in Japan

UN in Action Episode #1554 The Ainu, indigenous peoples in Japan, were once considered a dying ethnic group due to assimilation policies implemented by the Government. Today, efforts are being made to conserve the ric...


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...


INDIA: The Power of the Sun

United Nations - From India, a unique project taps the sun’s rays to bring clean energy and hope to the poorest. 21st Century: Episode #112 Script: http://www.un.org/webcast/pdfs/21stcshow#112indiapowerofthesun.pdf