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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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