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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...

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...

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...

Haiti: Quality Maternal Care with Midwives

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In Haiti, where maternal mortality rate remains the highest in the Western Hemisphere, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) works with partners to address the shortage of qualified midwives, who are a key pillar in improvin...

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...

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

Mali: Women Pilot the Way to Peace

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More than 200 UN peacekeepers have died in Mali since 2013. It is one of the world’s most dangerous countries. The UN Peacekeeping Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) patrols large parts of Mali’s northern desert to monitor hos...

Mosul: The Road to Recovery

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Three years of occupation by ISIL and a protracted military intervention to retake the area have left the once-thriving Old City of Mosul in northern Iraq devastated by conflict and explosive contamination. The Old Ci...

Fighting Stereotypes through the Lens of Youth

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Since launched in 2009, PLURAL+ has encouraged global youth to explore issues of migration, diversity, and social inclusion through the production of original and creative short films on these themes.