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Women Defend Peace in the Central African Republic

In the troubled Central African Republic, women organize to claim their rightful, prominent role in shaping the future of their families, communities and country. Lina Ekomo, a leader representing women nationally ...

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UN chief hears from a mother working on the pandemic’s frontlines

“In life, things wouldn’t always go as you wanted to but you have to learn how to roll with the punches,” frontline worker Peaches Dinnoo tells United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres in their one-on-one con...

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Shaping the Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy – International Trade Union Confederation

In a recent interview, Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation says that ITUC advocates for the essential role of labour movements in shaping a just transition to a low-carbon e...

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Three years of Action for Peacekeeping (A4P)

28 March 2021 marks the third anniversary of Action for Peacekeeping, launched by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres in 2018. Action for Peacekeeping (A4P) is a global partnership to strengthen UN Peac...

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SYRIA: Muzoon Almellehan, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador

Muzoon Almellehan fled the war in Syria at 14. Now a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF, the UN Children’s Fund, she dedicates herself to helping children of her motherland. “Of course, talking is important,” she says, “b...

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COVID-19 Vaccine – Côte d’Ivoire first African country to vaccinate with COVAX

Côte d’Ivoire became Friday 26 February the second country to receive a COVAX vaccine shipment. The West African country received 504,000 doses of lifesaving COVID-19 vaccine. Philippe Poinsot, the United Nations Resi...

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New UN Climate Change Initiatives

Initiatives born out of the UN 2019 Climate Summit are making progress in the fight against climate change, but much more still needs to be done. The Climate Action Alliance is leading the race to zero. The 2015 P...

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Kiribati: Battling for Survival (Rising Sea Levels)

Kiribati risks becoming the first country to lose its land territory to climate change, as sea levels rise. Supported by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, Kiribati's people are working to protect their island...

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COVID-19: Wildlife and conservation

COVID-19 has had a deep impact on wildlife conservation around the world. For decades, ecotourism had helped protect endangered species but COVID-19 and the subsequent closure of ecotourism sites has had an indelible ...

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Cameroon: Habiba’s Challenge against Child Marriage

In Cameroon, one out of every three girls is married before the age of 18. Married at 14 against her will, Habiba, now 17 years old, is determined to help other girls stay in school and follow their dreams. (Video cou...

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Challenges facing the world: Secretary-General on the United Nations at 75

On the eve of the 75th United Nations General Assembly, Secretary-General António Guterres offers insights into the challenges facing the world and the solutions offered by multilateralism. At a time of unprecedented ...

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Climate Action for People and Planet

Delaying action on climate change will cost more lives and livelihoods. It is critical that all countries use the COVID-19 recovery to transition away from fossil fuels and toward a clean energy future. Delaying actio...