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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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Supporting a future for girls’ education in Afghanistan

What steps must the international community take in support of a future for Afghan girls’ education? Hear from UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed, Nobel Laureate and Malala Fund Co-Founder Malala Yousafzai, an...

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Afghanistan requires critical funding – World Health Organization | United Nations

Speaking on his recent visit to hospitals in Afghanistan, WHO Director-General Dr Tedros said that if critical funding is not received by major donors, the country faces an imminent humanitarian catastrophe. He urges ...

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A hip-hop artist is revealing Canada’s hidden history of slavery #FIGHTracism

Aly Ndiaye, aka Webster, is a Canadian-Senegalese hip-hop artist who shines a light on a part of Canadian history you may not have learned in school. Through his music, lectures, and historical tours of Quebec City, W...

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Durban+20: The fight for racial equality, past and future

Reparations, racial justice and equality for people of African descent will top the agenda as leaders meet two decades after the adoption of the landmark Durban Declaration and Programme of Action(DDPA). This histori...

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A hip-hop artist is revealing Canada’s hidden history of slavery #FIGHTracism

Aly Ndiaye, aka Webster, is a Canadian-Senegalese hip-hop artist who shines a light on a part of Canadian history you may not have learned in school. Through his music, lectures, and historical tours of Quebec City, W...

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Ralph Bunche: Hero for Justice

“This was one of my early experiences with the more subtle aspects of racial attitude,” says African-American hero and United Nations legend Dr. Ralph Bunche, recalling a time his grandmother spoke out against racism ...

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Anti-Semitism: fighting discrimination online to offline #FIGHTRacism

Attacks on religious communities around the world are on the rise, according to the UN Office of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide. Many are driven by hate speech on the internet. One Jewish family in ...

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In Kosovo, a woman fights for the well-being of survivors

In our series of women leaders, we turn to Kosovo where Mirlinda Sada transforms the fate of survivors of conflict-related gender-based violence.  Her organization, Medica Gjakova, helps women to overcome stigmatizati...

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I Still Believe in NYC: Public Art against Anti-Asian Discrimination

Cases of discrimination, especially against Asian Americans and Pacific Islander (AAPI) New Yorkers, have increased during the COVID-19 crisis. In an effort to tackle anti-Asian bias and discrimination, the New York C...

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