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Safe Motherhood in Bangladesh

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United Nations, New York, February 2012 - Every year, thousands of women in Bangladesh die from avoidable causes related to childbirth. The majority of women still give birth at home, where lack of access to a skilled...

Lebanon: First Female Electrician

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After 4 years of devastation in southern Lebanon, reconstruction is beginning. A new programme supported by ILO, the International Labour Organization, is training young people at risk for long term unemployment. One ...

Myanmar: Time for Change

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United Nations - After almost 50 years of military rule, Myanmar, formerly known as Burma in Southeast Asia is witnessing sweeping change. In the first general elections after a change in government in 2011, Nobel La...

Equal pay in Portugal’s restaurants

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United Nations, April 2009 - Throughout the world, women still earn less than men in nearly every profession. A new job evaluation method developed with the support of the International Labour Organization is helping ...

India: New Approach to Nutrition

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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...

Roma: Breaking the Poverty Cycle

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The Roma, traditionally known as Gypsies around the world, have endured a life of exclusion and poverty. According to the UN Population Fund, UNFPA, ensuring access to sexual reproductive healthcare for Roma families...

Trinidad: Saving the Turtles

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United Nations - They are among the oldest creatures in the world and they only rarely venture out of the sea. But when they do, Leatherback sea turtles are especially vulnerable - and it takes an unusual combination ...

Laos: UNFPA reaches women in remote villages

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United Nations - In Laos, where about 70% of the population live in rural and remote areas, community-based distribution workers, or CBDs, bring contraceptives and reproductive counselling to women. Twenty percent of ...

Plural+: Film Forum For Youth

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United Nations, New York - PLURAL+ is an international youth video competition addressing issues related to migration, diversity, and social inclusion. The project, developed and hosted by the UN's Alliance of Civilis...

Tunisia: Saving a sea, Saving a Culture

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The oceans play an essential role in sustaining life, but marine resources are increasingly being depleted.In a small fishing village in Tunisia, over-fishing has destroyed people's livelihoods. Using an innovative ap...

Togo: Moringa tree in demand

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United Nations - The nutritional value of moringa, a tree grown across the dry tropics, is immense. When ground into a fine green powder, its leaves can be used as an essential food supplement to combat malnutrition. ...

Crozet Islands: Nuclear Test Monitoring Station

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United Nations - The French administered Crozet Islands - a sub-Antarctic archipelago in the southern Indian ocean is one of the last remaining untouched places on earth. A CTBTO (Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organis...