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[UNStories #6] Greenland: The Lookout for Nuclear Explosions

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At a remote outpost in Qaanaaq, northern Greenland, one operator runs an infrasound station year round which detects atomic activity. Script in English [PDF]

[UN Stories #2] Syrian Refugees: A Growing Crisis

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About five thousand Syrians are fleeing to neighbouring countries each day, according to the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR. Script in English [PDF]

[UN Stories #3] India: No Toilet, No Bride

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Nearly half of India's 1.2 billion people don't have access to toilets, especially in rural villages. Script in English [PDF]

MDG 1: Poverty

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For most of their lives, every one of the 1200 fishermen in Tamil Nadu in the south of India described themselves as slaves. They were in debt to money-lenders and a corrupt system ensured that they could never pay of...

MDG 2: Education

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Malala Yousafzai was shot and almost killed by Taliban militants in Pakistan on her way home from school, yet her survival only made her a greater global advocate for universal education.

MDG 5: Maternal Health

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Child marriage not only violates the human rights of girls, but also gravely threatens their lives, education, and future prospects. When girls are married, they are expected to begin childbearing while still children...

MDG 7: Environmental Sustainability

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The land is dry around Katikati village in northern Tanzania and water is scarce. The Maasai here travel up to 100 kilometres a day searching for water, and it's a dangerous journey.


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A quarter of Botswana's population lives in rural areas. To stem the spread of HIV/AIDS, mobile testing units are being sent to remote villages in an effort to reverse what is reported to be the 2nd highest HIV/AIDS p...

MDG 8: Partnership for Development

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Colombia has seen great economic growth in recent years, but 40% of its population still live in poverty.