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Promoting Tolerance Through Music

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United Nations - World renowned conductor and UN Messenger of Peace Daniel Barenboim performed with his West-Eastern Divan Orchestra at the Human Rights Chamber at the Palais des Nations in Geneva in October. Composed...

India: Harnessing The Sun’s Rays

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United Nations - India is taking the lead in mitigating climate change by using solar energy to power its cities. In Gujarat State, engineers have created the ‘world’s first’ canal-top solar project generating 10 me...

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...

Cattle Breeding Meets Nuclear Science

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United Nations - Artificial insemination is assisting cattle farmers across the continent of Africa to raise better quality and healthier livestock without having to keep bulls. In Tanzania, the UN’s International At...

Egypt: Building Resilience

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United Nations - When the Arab Spring brought on regime change in Egypt between 2010 and 2011, it was hoped that benefits of the revolution would reach local people, such as those living in the rural regions of Upper ...

Armenia: A Fruitful Partnership

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United Nations - When Meghri Cannery in Southern Armenia almost closed its doors five years ago due to aging equipment and its remote location, Director, Grigoryan Grisha struggled to find capital to save the business...

Jail Debate: Armenia and Georgia

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United Nations - In Armenia and Georgia, there’s growing opposition to long prison sentences. In Armenia, very few inmates are released on parole, with more than a quarter behind bars even though they have not been co...

Yemen’s Uncertain Future

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United Nations - Yemen has been consumed by violence since 2014 when warring factions began a fight for control of the country. Hundreds of civilians have been killed, thousands injured, and over a million displaced a...

KENYA: WHITE GOLD

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United Nations - Kenya has one of Africa’s largest dairy sectors, and milk consumption here is the highest in the developing world. Some 80% of this milk is provided by small holder farmers. Increasing demand offers a...

Cambodia: Protecting Their Properties

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United Nations - In Cambodia, as in many places around the world, development threatens homes. Over 120,000 people in Phnom Penh have been evicted from their homes since 1990. But with support from UN Women, female ...

Millions of Syrian Refugess Displaced in Europe

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United Nations - Thousands of displaced Syrians have fled neighbouring countries for Europe as the four year long civil war continues. Overwhelmed by the steady flow of refugees, European nations have secured their b...

Families flee from Boko Haram

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United Nations - Attacks by Boko Haram have forced thousands of families to flee the violence in north-eastern Nigeria, seeking refuge in neighbouring Cameroon and Chad. Most have damaging memories of the carnage and...