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Natasha’s Journey, a Ukrainian Refugee in Portugal

A Ukrainian refugee shares her journey escaping war in her homeland. Nataliia “Natasha” arrived in Lisbon, Portugal with her daughter at the end of a daunting journey, when she had to leave her husband behind. She tel...

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International Day of Mine Awareness: Zeina’s mission to save lives in Lebanon

The International Day of Mine Awareness, marked on 4 April, reminds nations to rid the world of landmines and unexploded devices that threaten innocent civilians long after the guns have fallen silent. Women and me...

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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...

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UN Charter – “We the Peoples” – Reading of UN Charter Preamble | United Nations

The Charter of the United Nations is the founding document of the United Nations. It was signed on 26 June 1945, in San Francisco, at the conclusion of the United Nations Conference on International Organization, and ...

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Getting South African Youth Vaccinated – UNIA | United Nations | COVID-19

Zikhona Madubela, a young entrepreneur in Khayelitsha township in Cape Town, is on a mission to persuade youth to wear masks and get a COVID vaccine. She meets scepticism, COVID fatigue and misinformation along the wa...

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Can you imagine a world without human rights? | United Nations

Without human rights, there can be no sustained peace, no stability, no protection from harm. No equality, no democracy, no space to speak up. No online safety, no end to the digital divide, no hope of an internet tha...

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

Canada was among the first countries to contribute to UN Peacekeeping when it participated in the first peacekeeping operation, the UN Truce Supervision Organization in the Middle East (UNTSO) in 1954. Since then, Can...

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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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Beyond Boundaries: Drag Queen of Tokyo | UN in Action

Madame Bonjour JohnJ is a drag queen/performer/activist who desires “a world of glitter beyond boundaries.” Most of the week, JohnJ manages Community Centre Akta, a HIV/AIDS information centre and event space located ...

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How an Afghan refugee found a buddy in Belgium | United Nations

With help from the "CURANT" project connecting refugees with locals for house-sharing, Wasil, a young Afghan refugee, has a buddy: Bente, a young man in Antwerp, Belgium. Not only has Wasil found a new home, but Bente...