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Colombia: Early Detection Of Cancer Critical

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United Nations - In South America, Colombia is witnessing a spike in cancer rates, particularly thyroid cancer in women. With help from the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, this hospital in Bogota is using n...

Uruguay: Cancer On The Rise

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United Nations - The International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, is assisting Uruguay in the fight against cancer. Currently, this South American nation has one of the highest cancer rates in the world and in the regio...

BRAZIL: ZIKA VIRUS POSES THREAT TO PREGNANT WOMEN

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United Nations - The World Health Organization, WHO, confirms that the Zika virus, transmitted by the Aedes Aegypti mosquito, damages the nervous system of both adults and unborn children. The virus can cause birth d...

Roraima: Dreaming In Green

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United Nations - In 2006, Marcos Pontes was the first Brazilian astronaut to go to outer space. Orbiting over Brazll, Marcos was especially touched by the fragility of the Amazon. Now Goodwill Ambassador of UNIDO, the...

Laos – In The Land Where The Bong Tree Grows

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United Nations - Farmers in Laos are rediscovering the value of the bark of the bong tree. Once abundant, these trees are now on the endangered species list. But now growing demand for the aromatic bark is encouragi...

Yoga For Sustainable Development

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United Nations - International Day of Yoga is observed on the 21st of June each year as proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 2014 and unanimously adopted by all 193 Member States. For this year’s cele...

Sao Tome: Saved By Chocolate

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United Nations - The remote island of Sao Tome used to be the largest exporter of cocoa. But in the 1990s, prices of cocoa dropped and the industry crashed. Due to worldwide demand for organic food, the island is onc...

North Koreans’ Long Struggle For Freedom

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United Nations - North Korea has one of the worst human rights records on the planet, and a silenced community who rarely have the chance to speak out. One brave young woman tells of her escape and determination to en...

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...

Ecuador: Hundreds Dead, Thousands Injured

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United Nations - On 16th April 2016, an earthquake registering 7.8 magnitude on the Richter scale struck the South American nation of Ecuador. Hundreds of people died, thousands remain unaccounted for, and hundreds ...

Mozambique: Healthy Living

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United Nations - A fishing community on Mozambique’s northern coast has been hit hard by high rates of HIV and AIDS, made more difficult to fight by prevalent malnutrition. Now with support from the International Fund...

India: Tigers Face Extinction

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United Nations - Every year John Isaac, an Indian-born photographer, travels from New York City in the United States to document the rare Bengal tigers of Rajasthan, India. But with every journey he is more and aware ...