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A disability activist shows leadership on inclusion at EXPO 2020 and beyond

Fatma Al Jassim credits the forward-looking approach of the United Arab Emirates and in particular its leadership for inclusive conditions for persons with disabilities in the country, where they are known as persons ...

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Living with the legacy of Slavery in Senegal – Ina Makosi

“We learn slavery at school. We know what happened, so we don't forget, we own it”, reflects Ina Makosi, a Senegalese photographer who researches the impact of the slave trade in Africa on today’s urban culture and yo...

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Racism leads to “vaccine apartheid” – UN Human Rights Expert

Ms. E. Tendayi Achiume, UN's Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, spoke to UN News on racism and xenophobia during the pandemic and the role of...

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How an Afghan refugee found a buddy in Belgium | United Nations

With help from the "CURANT" project connecting refugees with locals for house-sharing, Wasil, a young Afghan refugee, has a buddy: Bente, a young man in Antwerp, Belgium. Not only has Wasil found a new home, but Bente...

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Can you imagine a world without human rights? | United Nations

Without human rights, there can be no sustained peace, no stability, no protection from harm. No equality, no democracy, no space to speak up. No online safety, no end to the digital divide, no hope of an internet tha...

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UN Charter – “We the Peoples” – Reading of UN Charter Preamble | United Nations

The Charter of the United Nations is the founding document of the United Nations. It was signed on 26 June 1945, in San Francisco, at the conclusion of the United Nations Conference on International Organization, and ...

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International Day of Mine Awareness: Zeina’s mission to save lives in Lebanon

The International Day of Mine Awareness, marked on 4 April, reminds nations to rid the world of landmines and unexploded devices that threaten innocent civilians long after the guns have fallen silent. Women and me...

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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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Ukraine: UN Humanitarian Chief Decries ‘Crime Scene,’ Urges Ceasefire

On 7 April 2022, United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Martin Griffiths visited Bucha and Irpin outside Kyiv, Ukraine. He described the visit as horrifying, s...

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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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