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Syphilis in Haiti

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United Nations, February 2008 - Syphilis, a silent killer often transmitted to an infant during pregnancy, accounts for a large number of babies deaths in developing countries such as Haiti. For lack of proper pre-nat...

Haiti: Wooden Soldiers for Sale

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In Haiti, craftsmen are sculpting wooden UN soldiers at the Brazilian Military base. Located opposite MINUSTAH Headquarters, the place has been turned into a market selling perfectly handcrafted blue helmet soldiers. ...

Haiti: Capoeira for Peace

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United Nations, New York, 10 June 2009 - UN troops play an important role in the unstable Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince. A Brazilian NGO is also promoting the peace by teaching the martial art of 'Capoeira' to young...

Haiti: mangrove protection

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United Nations, New York, December 2009 - A local non-governmental organization, Village Planete, is partnering with USAID to replant almost four kilometres of Haiti's north coast with more than 10,000 mangroves. Over...

Haiti: Caravan Zero Cholera

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"Caravan Zero Cholera", recently launched in Haiti, is a national plan which aims to inform the population on hygiene measures to prevent cholera. The effort, backed by UNICEF and Brazilian NGO "VivaRio", hopes to sto...

In Their Own Words

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United Nations - For young women in science it can be an uphill struggle – but Katherine Jin has already made an impact. Her story, in her own words. 21st Century: Episode #124 Script: http://www.un.org/webcast/pdfs...

Haitian Art: “Buried but not Dead”

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United Nations, New York, May 2010 - Haiti's exuberant, brightly-coloured paintings have brought the island international fame. But did the devastating earthquake in January end all that, burying the artistic spirit a...

Haiti: Search and rescue

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United Nations, February 2010 - In the immediate aftermath of the earthquake, local Haitians and teams of international experts worked desperately round-the-clock to pull survivors from the rubble. From the ruins of ...

Dominican Republic: Haitian Migrants Struggle for Citizenship

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United Nations, New York, May 2012 - Haitian migrants toil under the hot sun on sugar plantations in the Dominican Republic. But the majority of them are stateless; even those who are born here, have neither a Haitian...

Haiti: Singing For Peace

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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

Haiti: Violence against women – The enemy within

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United Nations, August 2010 - Worldwide, violence against women and girls devastates and impairs their ability to participate in the rebuilding or development of their countries. This has been the case in the after...

Bulgaria: energy efficient cities

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United Nations, New York, December 2009 - Bulgaria, like many other Eastern European countries that were once part of the soviet bloc, has cities riddled with deteriorating housing that consume lots of energy. A new i...