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Malala Yousafzai: “We are facing an education emergency” | UNGA | UN General Assembly

UN Messenger of Peace Malala Yousafzai speaks with Annemarie Hou, Executive Director of the United Nations Office for Partnership. Malala called on world leaders to make schools safe for girls and protect every chi...

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How Exactly Does the UN Bring Peace? | What is the UN General Assembly?

Words not weapons. That’s the fundamental idea at the heart of the UN. Humanity can only survive, humanity can only thrive through cooperation, not conflict. And that’s why the UN exists. The UN General Assembly is...

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Can the United Nations Stop a War?

Can the United Nations stop a war? UN Spokesperson Eri Kaneko answers this question

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Lebanon’s Minefields | Clearing the hidden remnants of war | UN Story

Zeina Saleh is a young Lebanese woman working in mine clearance and explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) in southern Lebanon. Women working in the field of demining are rare. Zeina Saleh is amongst those very few wome...

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Rebel Fighters in DR Congo Lay Down Their Weapons, Return to Rwanda | UN Story

Foreign combatants with armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) often find it hard to return home once they decide to lay down their weapons and stop fighting. The UN Mission in DRC (MONUSCO) helps ...

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Giant eco-friendly artwork unveiled at United Nations

Swiss-French artist Saype (Guillaume Legros) presents his giant ephemeral landart painting entitled "World in Progress II" at UN Headquarters, New York. The artwork, representing two children drawing and building with...

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Afghanistan, COVID-19 Vaccine, & Climate – UN chief Talks Candidly with United Nations News

“It’s time to ring the alarm bell”, the United Nations Secretary-General said as world leaders prepare to convene for their annual debate, this year held both virtually and at UN Headquarters in New York. Speaking to...

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Lina Ekomo – a leader for peace in the Central African Republic

Lina Ekomo is leading the battle to empower women in Africa. Conflict in the Central African Republic hits women hardest, but Ekomo is mobilizing them to take power and secure peace. Lina Ekomo is the Head of the ne...

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Colombia: Sewing Together for Peace

In northern Colombia, former members of the FARC-EP (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) have access to various training, including a clothing workshop designed for female ex-combatants and local women. While gain...

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High-Level Meeting on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace, New York, 24-25 April 2018

The President of the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Miroslav Lajčák, will convene a High-Level Meeting on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace on 24 and 25 April 2018. It will bring world ...

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