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Kiribati: Battling for Survival (Rising Sea Levels)

Kiribati risks becoming the first country to lose its land territory to climate change, as sea levels rise. Supported by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, Kiribati's people are working to protect their island...

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COVID-19: Wildlife and conservation

COVID-19 has had a deep impact on wildlife conservation around the world. For decades, ecotourism had helped protect endangered species but COVID-19 and the subsequent closure of ecotourism sites has had an indelible ...

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Cameroon: Habiba’s Challenge against Child Marriage

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...

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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...

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Mosul: The Road to Recovery

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...

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Fighting Stereotypes through the Lens of Youth

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.

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DR Congo: How to Beat Ebola

In the struggle against the Ebola virus in North Kivu, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a wide array of specialists and volunteers ensure that Ebola patients get the care and information they need as well as t...

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India: New Approach to Nutrition

Malnutrition is a major problem for children in Madhya Pradesh, India. An innovative solution is improving nutrition in rural areas, where an International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) supported project is...

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Floating Cities

The idea of floating cities has been around for centuries. Now, a new collaborative entity called Oceanix is achieving this ancient vision with modern technology. In a rapidly urbanizing world, where six in ten people...

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Resilience in the Face of Terrorism: Victims’ Voices from Cameroon

When Boko Haram came for her family, Wala Matari dressed her sons as girls, hoping to stop them being recruited by the terrorist group. Wala, from northern Cameroon, is just one of millions of people who have been dis...

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Uganda: Securing Land Tenure for Rural Households

Uganda has a population of 40 million people, over 75% of whom live in rural areas. Over 80% of the rural populations live on customary land, most of which is undocumented and unmapped. UN-Habitat worked with the Ugan...

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Fight Against FGM (Female Genital Mutilation)

Gambian activist Jaha Dukureh is a survivor of female genital mutilation (FGM) and forced child marriage. As UN Women’s Regional Goodwill Ambassador for Africa, she is committed to ending FGM by mobilizing youth and r...