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YEAR IN REVIEW – 2015 (Short Version)

United Nations - The "UN Year in Review 2015" remembers once more the daunting challenges the United Nations faced in its 70th anniversary year - and yet it gives a glimpse of what can be achieved, when we all work to...

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How Does The UN Work?

» Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Special Thanks to Evan Puschak for hosting TestTube! Last month, the Pakistani Taliban attacked a school in Peshawar and killed 132 children. This is o...

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The Van Boven Principles

United Nations - In Latin America during the 70s and 80s, hundreds of thousands were tortured, killed and disappeared. (THEO VAN BOVEN ARCHIVE: It is inexplicable and indefensible for the United Nations not to r...

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Cambodia: Protecting Their Properties

United Nations - In Cambodia, as in many places around the world, development threatens homes. Over 120,000 people in Phnom Penh have been evicted from their homes since 1990. But with support from UN Women, female ...

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Human Rights – Supporting the Displaced

United Nations - Founded after World War II the UN’s remit is to make the world a better place by promoting peace and security, defending human rights and fostering development. Near the top of the Organization's ag...

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Peace Operations – The path out of violence in the Central African Republic

United Nations - Now to the Central African Republic – a nation consumed by violence, hatred and instability. In this largely forgotten crisis, restoring peace seems an almost impossible task. But that’s what UN ...

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Central African Republic: The forgotten crisis

United Nations - The Central African Republic is a small country in the midst of an almost forgotten crisis. It’s a nation consumed by violence, hatred and instability. But human rights campaigners are striving to cha...

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The Republic of Congo: Planting the seeds of the future

United Nations - A vicious ten-year war and a devastated people. Rebuilding the Republic of Congo, from a vegetable farm to the whole country, courageous women are taking the lead. 21st Century: Episode #102 Script...

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Tanzania: Albinos under attack

United Nations - Recently, Tanzania has witnessed a spate of brutal attacks and killings on people with albinism. The attacks are linked to myths and witchcraft. In a bid to protect this vulnerable group, the Tanzani...

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Descendants of slaves: Ancestral land

United Nations - The United Nations has declared an International Decade for Persons of African Descent. Launched in January, the decade focuses on protecting the rights of people of African heritage, recognizing thei...

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Cambodia : Protecting their Properties

United Nations - It's a story of courage; it's a story of pain. In Cambodia, as in many places around the world, development threatens homes. Over 120,000 people in Phnom Penh have been evicted from their homes sinc...

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Detroit’s water – Not flowing

United Nations - You can't live without water - if you're rich or you're poor - and that's the threat facing thousands of people right now in the United States – in Detroit. 21st Century, Episode #98 Script: http://...