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UN Chief on World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought (17 June 2020)

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António Guterres (UN Secretary-General) on World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought (17 June 2020) The health of humanity depends on the health of the planet. Today, our planet is ailing. Land degradation affe...

Senegal: Safeguarding the Future of Migratory Birds

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Every year, millions of migratory birds flock to the Senegal River Delta in West Africa for wintering grounds. There, a joint conservation project is underway. Known by its French acronym as “RESSOURCE”, the UN Food a...

UN chief on International Mother Earth Day (22 April)

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António Guterres (United Nations Secretary-General) on International Mother Earth Day (22 April 2020). On this International Mother Earth Day, all eyes are on the COVID-19 pandemic – the biggest test the world has fa...

Floating Cities

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The idea of floating cities has been around for centuries. Now, a new collaborative entity called Oceanix is achieving this ancient vision with modern technology. In a rapidly urbanizing world, where six in ten people...

Sustainable Fashion Tackling Climate Change and Gender Inequality

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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...

NYC: CoolRoofs to Combat Climate Change

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NYC °CoolRoofs is a City’s initiative to tackle climate change and support job seekers at the same time. The project trains and engages volunteers in applying white, reflective surfaces to rooftops, which reduces cool...

Invisible Emissions – High tech cameras reveal methane leaks

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Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas, with a global warming potential over 80 times more powerful than carbon dioxide. The oil and gas sector is the largest industrial source of methane emissions, much of it in the fo...

Protecting Birds Is Protecting Our Future

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Every spring, billions of birds migrate to faraway lands in search of suitable breeding grounds. To protect the migration, scientists have developed a way for everyone across the globe to participate in conservation.

Listen to the Children – Severn Cullis-Suzuki’s famous speech on the environment (1992)

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From the UN Audiovisual Library: Severn Cullis-Suzuki, delivers her famous speech at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED). Watch more from the archives: http://www.unmultimedia.org/

Plastic Ocean

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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...

UNIFIL: Raising Mine Awareness In Lebanon

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United Nations - One of the most important tasks of UNIFIL (the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon) is demining on the line of withdrawal between Lebanon and Israel, known as the “Blue Line.” As part of its mine ...

Six decades of UN Stamps

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United Nations - The first UN stamp was issued on 24 October 1951 in New York. Sixty-five years later, the UN Postal Administration – UNPA – has created, designed and printed thousands of stamps in three currencies ...