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Climate Calls For A Unity of Purpose – We are in a Climate Emergency

Patricia Espinosa is the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the foundational 1994 international agreement on climate action most recently elaborated in the 2015 ...


Colombia: Cultivating Peace on a Farm

On a farm called “New Colombia,” more than 40 ex-members of the FARC-EP (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) are cultivating crops while nurturing stability in the region. The farm is part of a reintegration progr...


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...


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...


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...


Facing Daily Danger in Mali: A Peacekeeper’s tale

United Nations - Across the world’s trouble-spots, Mali is one of the most dangerous places to be a United Nations peacekeeper. We join a young soldier on his daily patrols – the question he faces is always – will he ...


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...


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...


Haiti: Singing For Peace

United Nations - From Haiti, singing for peace – one remarkable man, travels the country sharing his message … and his music. 21st Century: Episode #125 Script: http://www.un.org/webcast/pdfs/21stcshow125haiti.pdf


Indonesia: Zero Waste

UN in Action Episode 1556 In an effort to reduce food waste, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Government of Indonesia have rallied together to support coastal communities there by ma...