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I Still Believe in NYC: Public Art against Anti-Asian Discrimination

Cases of discrimination, especially against Asian Americans and Pacific Islander (AAPI) New Yorkers, have increased during the COVID-19 crisis. In an effort to tackle anti-Asian bias and discrimination, the New York C...


Portugal and the transatlantic slave trade from Africa to Europe

The experience of enslaved people from Africa has left an indelible mark on the history and culture of Portugal including Fado music. Starting in the 15th Century, Portugal helped drive the transatlantic slave trade f...


Ethiopia: Rehabilitation of the Koshe landfill site

After the tragic landslide that killed 116 people, Koshe landfill in Addis Abba is safer. Managed by UN-Habitat, the dumpsite rehabilitation project used the ‘Fukuoka Method’ to repair the collapsed area and prevented...


Guinea-Bissau: Fighting the new cocaine trade

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 train Lebanese firefighters

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...


Sustainable Fashion Tackling Climate Change and Gender Inequality

Quid is a woman-led, eco-fashion social enterprise in Verona, Italy, that addresses climate change while responding to gender inequality by providing jobs for struggling women. The initiative recycles high-quality fab...


Zambian Female Peacekeepers in the Central African Republic

The Female Engagement Team (FET), introduced by the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), aims to bridge the gaps that exist in restoring peace for...


Central African Republic: Female Tech Pioneer

Fatima Khamis is an extraordinary woman. After standing up to her family in her home country of Sudan to study computer engineering, she went to the Central African Republic where she joined the United Nations peaceke...


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...


Nepal: Adapting to Climate Change

Nepal has been hard hit by climate change. Rural farmers are the worst affected. Many of them, like Laxmi Sunar, cope by reducing their food intake and migrating. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is supp...

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