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Uganda: Revitalizing Markets for Host Communities and Refugees | United Nation

Okubani Market is located in Yumbe District of northern Uganda, within the Bidibidi refugee settlement which hosts some 270,000 refugees mostly from South Sudan. The market is a vital economic hub for the host commun...

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The World Population Has Reached 8 Billion – Now What? | Global Focus

The global population has reached 8 billion, what does this mean for the future of our world? Dr. Rachel Snow of the United Nations Population Fund is here to answer your questions. #8BillionStrong 00:00 8 Billion...

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Uganda: Making Life Brighter with Solar Energy | United Nations

In Uganda, some 26 million people, more than half of the country’s population, live without electricity. It hits rural areas harder, causing high unemployment rates and hampering their development. Bright Life is a so...

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How a Minecraft Expert got the ‘Best Job in the World’ | United Nations | Global Lens

Minecraft is not only the best-selling video game of all time, it is ALSO a surprisingly effective way to visualize a three-dimensional environment and design urban spaces. Block by Block is an organization that allow...

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Generations Across the Sea: Empowering Older Persons to Sail

When Maria Ramires was growing up in Portugal, she admired her grandmother – one of the first women in the country to graduate college who eventually became a professor dedicated to helping others. Inspired by this e...

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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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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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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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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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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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