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Syrian Conflict Takes a Toll

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United Nations - Thousands of women and children are now at Greece’s northern border with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, some waiting for weeks, hoping to be allowed northwards. Life in the makeshift Idome...

Benjamin Rosloff: Living with Autism

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United Nations - A young filmmaker, Benjamin Rosloff, visited the United Nations Headquarters in New York City where he explored the building and interviewed the UN’s Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon. Since birth, Benja...

United Nations: Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon

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United Nations - Ban Ki-moon, was elected as Secretary-General of the United Nations in October 2006. In this video he speaks about growing up in Korea when the UN helped his family escape the horrors of war, his role...

Zanzibar Island: Leadership Roles for Women

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United Nations - Zanzibar Island off the coast of Tanzania is changing. Not that long ago, you would never have seen a woman earning her own income or making decisions in the home. Now, through nearly twelve hundred F...

A Bird Watcher’s Paradise

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United Nations - The Keoladeo National Park in Rajasthan, India is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Yet many of its population of over 300 species of birds are threatened by the effects of climate change. The combination...

‘I AM 70’ – Tom Hoffman

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United Nations - More than 11 million men, women and children were murdered between 1933 and 1945 in the Holocaust. Some six million of them were Jews. Mr. Tom Hoffman, a Holocaust survivor, remembers that tragic peri...

The Siddis: A Forgotten People

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United Nations - Gujarat in western India is home to more than 20,000 Siddis, an ethnic group of African descent. But today, many live on the fringes of society in poverty. One young man is fighting to protect their u...

Heroes for Change: ‘Comics Uniting Nations’

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United Nations - The United Nations has delivered its message through comic strips for decades, and now the newly agreed upon Sustainable Development Goals call upon superheroes to spread the word once again. ‘Comics ...

China: Reducing Carbon Footprints

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United Nations - In China, increasing smog in major cities has become a growing concern. The United Nations Development Programme, UNDP, has launched a project in partnership with the Government of China, to capture e...

‘I AM 70’ : Usha Rai

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United Nations - Growing up as a woman in India and various parts of the world has its challenges. Influential figure, Usha Rai now in her 70th year, discusses how her family supported her dream to become a doctor ev...

Morroco: The Two-Sheep Solution

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United Nations - In a region where women still struggle to close the gender gap, Morocco stands out. In the past ten years it has enacted laws to eliminate discrimination against women and guarantee gender equality. ...

China: Streamlining Electronic Waste

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United Nations - Electronic waste or e-waste is becoming one of the largest rubbish streams in the world. China and the United States together account for one-third of the world’s e-waste. Experts say if e-waste is ...