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Plastic bricks in Kenya – Nzambi Matee – Young Champion of the Earth 2020

Nzambi Matee is a Kenyan engineer and head of Gjenge Makers Ltd., a social enterprise that produces sustainable low-cost construction materials made of recycled plastic waste. Nzambi was honoured with the United Natio...

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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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COVID-19 in Ghana: UN Chief speaks with health worker on the pandemic’s frontlines

In a heart-to-heart conversation, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres speaks with Scholastica Dery, a healthcare worker in Ghana on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic who herself got infected. She d...

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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 th...

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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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UN hails US re-entry into Paris Agreement

The Paris Agreement on Climate Change has entered into force for the United States, a key architect of the landmark climate deal adopted by world leaders in 2015. At an online event marking this development, UN Secre...

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Burkina Faso: Tackling Food Insecurity during COVID-19

Non-state armed groups and droughts have displaced over 830,000 people in one year in Burkina Faso. Climate change, landscape degradation and slow economic development also exacerbate food insecurity and undernutritio...

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On Mandela Day, UN Chief Urges New Social Contract for New Era

UN Secretary-General António Guterres gives the 18th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture virtually from New York. In an impassioned address, he challenges people and partners everywhere to combat the “inequality pandemic” a...

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United States: Passive House Building Technology

One of the biggest causes of climate change may surprise you: emissions from buildings. In the United States many believe that changing the way we construct buildings can help heal the planet, with a new technology ca...

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