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How Exactly Does the UN Bring Peace? | What is the UN General Assembly?

Words not weapons. That’s the fundamental idea at the heart of the UN. Humanity can only survive, humanity can only thrive through cooperation, not conflict. And that’s why the UN exists. The UN General Assembly is...

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Time to Transform Education | Transforming Education Summit

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on education are severe and will only be fully understood in the years to come, says Costa Rica's former education minister, Leonardo Garnier. Mr. Garnier is the Special Advisor...

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‘Pakistan is paying the price of something that was created by others’ – UN Chief message

I have seen many humanitarian disasters in the world, but I have never seen climate carnage on this scale. I have simply no words to describe what I have seen today. Climate change caused by human activity is super...

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Can the United Nations Stop a War?

Can the United Nations stop a war? UN Spokesperson Eri Kaneko answers this question

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When Hurricane Iota Nearly Destroyed Providencia Island in Colombia | UN Story

A tiny island in the Caribbean was decimated by Hurricane Iota in 2020. Although the loss of human life was minimal, the impact on the island’s precious ecosystems deeply changed the perspective of its inhabitants. Tw...

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Hate Speech | What are the Consequences ? | What You Can Do to Prevent the Next Atrocity

Hate speech incites violence and has devastating effects on communities. Its scale and impact are nowadays amplified by new technologies and social media to the point that online hate speech has become one of the most...

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Lebanon’s Minefields | Clearing the hidden remnants of war | UN Story

Zeina Saleh is a young Lebanese woman working in mine clearance and explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) in southern Lebanon. Women working in the field of demining are rare. Zeina Saleh is amongst those very few wome...

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Rebel Fighters in DR Congo Lay Down Their Weapons, Return to Rwanda | UN Story

Foreign combatants with armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) often find it hard to return home once they decide to lay down their weapons and stop fighting. The UN Mission in DRC (MONUSCO) helps ...

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The Secret Path to Freedom over Niagara Falls | Global Lens | UN Story

Niagara Falls, NY, is not only a place of natural wonder, it also a central location in the history of African American resistance to slavery and discrimination. During the 19th century, Niagara Falls was one of the l...

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Why Burna Boy is at United Nations Headquarters in NYC | April 2022 | UN Story

Nigerian Grammy-winning superstar Burna Boy gets a backstage tour of the United Nations from its highest-ranking woman and fellow Nigerian, Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed. From his visit to her office on the ...