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Cameroon: Habiba’s Challenge against Child Marriage

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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...

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

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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 ...

Guinea-Bissau: Fighting the new cocaine trade

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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...

Lebanon: Austrian peacekeepers trains Lebanese firefighters

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The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) supports the Lebanese Civil Defense’s (LCD) response to fire hazards in south Lebanon, which is prone to fire hazards during the dry summer season. The Austrian fir...

Fighting Locust Crisis in East Africa

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The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is working with partners to protect crops and livelihoods in East Africa, amid the region’s biggest locust outbreak in decades. Millions of vulnerable people now brace fo...

Weaving a Way to Independence

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In Kavumu, a village in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, a young woman found a way to change her life. Neema joined a community project, where she learned how to read and write as well as to weave baskets. Co...

Fighting trauma – Female Peacekeepers in Africa

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For the first time ever, Pakistan has deployed a Female Engagement Team (FET), to the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO). The FET will provide vocational t...

The Voyager Golden Record: A reminder that we are all connected

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The Voyager Golden Record shot into space in 1977 with a message from humanity to the cosmos – and decades later, it stands as a reminder that we are all connected. The United Nations displays a replica of the Golden...

Guyana: Striving for Sustainable Wildlife

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Fish and wildlife are an integral part of the indigenous culture and diet in the Rupununi region of Guyana, a small country of South America that borders Brazil and Venezuela. In recent years, however, threats like in...

Women in Science: Preserving the Forest’s Treasures

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In the heart of the spectacular forests of Papua New Guinea, zoologist Grace Luke is on a team collecting data to reduce deforestation and forest degradation and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions that negatively im...

International Women’s Day – UN Chief (8 March 2020)

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Video message by H.E. Mr. António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General on International Women's Day. Gender equality is fundamentally a question of power. Transforming the balance of power is essential, not o...

Peru: Solar Energy Empowering Remote Communities

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From the faraway altitudes of the Peruvian Andes, rural communities join forces with the United Nations to reap the benefits of renewable energy. UN in Action No. 1625