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Somalia: Drought Crisis

United Nations - Some 6.7 million people – more than half of Somalia’s population – are in desperate need of humanitarian assistance due to a severe drought. Hundreds of thousands of people are internally displaced a...


India: UNICEF supports fight against massive COVID-19 spikes

The UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, is on the ground bolstering India’s response to a devastating second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. The South Asian country has been reporting more than 300,000 new cases daily in th...


Green Cities: Paris Climate Agreement

We have the power and know-how to transform our cities into green spaces, with clean transport and energy efficient buildings. UN Environment Programme Young Champion of the Earth Nzambi Matee explains how this can be...


UN: ISIL Crimes Against Yazidis Constitute Genocide

Genocide – no crime is more atrocious. A new United Nations finding concludes that the Yazidi community in Iraq suffered genocide at the hands of the ISIL terror network in Iraq in 2014. Hear from the head of the inde...


Gaza: How to Dismantle a 2000 pound Bomb

What does it take to dismantle a 2,000-pound aerial bomb? A team from the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) visited a UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS) project in Gaza to get a closer look at the unearth...


SDG Media Zone (18-22 September 2017) at the 72nd UN General Assembly

The SDG Media Zone enabled media influencers, journalists, bloggers, celebrities, and high-level delegates to join the conversation and engage the global online community in discussing the Sustainable Development Goal...


11 years of war in Syria – can it ever end? | United Nations

11 years after the violent suppression of peaceful, popular demonstrations, Syria is still mired in war. More than 14 million civilians need humanitarian assistance; and more than 12 million re displaced, including ov...


How Effective Are vaccines? History of Immunization | Global Focus | UN Story

Vaccines save at least 4 to 5 million lives every year. This remarkable success story is the result of massive immunization campaigns that have swept round the world in recent decades. Smallpox, which killed hundreds ...


Industry and a livable planet: Paris Climate Agreement | United Nations

Here’s our dilemma: we need industry to make the things we need, like cars, buses, tractors and computers. But we also need a clean, livable planet. Leading Indian environmentalist Sunita Narain says we can have both,...


Thank you Fiji: UN Peacekeeping Service and Sacrifice | United Nations Peacekeeping

Fijian peacekeepers demonstrate a high-level of professionalism and dedication wherever they serve. The South Pacific island currently provides close to 350 uniformed personnel to seven UN peace operations across the ...

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