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How can we end COVID? The UN’s Global Vaccine Strategy

70% of COVID vaccines have been distributed to the world’s ten largest economies, but the world’s poorest countries have received just 0.8%. This inequality is not only unjust, it poses a threat to the whole world. Wi...

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Getting South African Youth Vaccinated – UNIA | United Nations | COVID-19

Zikhona Madubela, a young entrepreneur in Khayelitsha township in Cape Town, is on a mission to persuade youth to wear masks and get a COVID vaccine. She meets scepticism, COVID fatigue and misinformation along the wa...

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Japan: Let’s Learn about Global Goals! | United Nations in Action

In the small coastal Japanese city of Hakui, elementary students visit local shops to learn how the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are incorporated in their businesses. They are making “SDG newspapers” for their...

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How Effective Are vaccines? History of Immunization | Global Focus | UN Story

Vaccines save at least 4 to 5 million lives every year. This remarkable success story is the result of massive immunization campaigns that have swept round the world in recent decades. Smallpox, which killed hundreds ...

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Why Burna Boy is at United Nations Headquarters in NYC | April 2022 | UN Story

Nigerian Grammy-winning superstar Burna Boy gets a backstage tour of the United Nations from its highest-ranking woman and fellow Nigerian, Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed. From his visit to her office on the ...

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Save Our Oceans

The opening of this 25-second video will leave you wondering: Can I guess what these flags mean? The answer will remind you that the oceans demand the world's attention.

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Monkeypox | What you should know | UN Story

Monkeypox is not a new disease, and in some African countries it is endemic. However, the international outbreak which began in May 2022, has prompted the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare a global health eme...

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Uganda:Taking Pride in Honey Business | Global Focus | United Nations Story

Betty Ayikoru is a beekeeper , farmer , and an local councillor in Arua district in northern Uganda. She works with Honey Pride Arua, a social enterprise founded by Sam Aderubo and supported by the United Nations Capi...

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Daily Wrap – Transforming Education: A United Nations Summit Pledges Action

“If you are serious about creating a safe and sustainable future for the children, then be serious about education,” Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and UN Messenger of Peace Malala Yousafzai told the Transforming Educatio...

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Walking the World | Little Amal Finds a Home at the UN

Little Amal is a giant puppet of a 10-year-old Syrian refugee girl traveling the world in search of a home. How will we welcome her? On 16 Sep 2022, the puppet visited the United Nations ahead of the Transforming E...

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