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A table-type coral nursery growing several species, including the almost extinct Acroporas in the Caribbean.
UN News/Laura Quiñones
A table-type coral nursery growing several species, including the almost extinct Acroporas in the Caribbean.

Exploring the largest ocean reef restoration project in the Americas: ‘One Million Corals for Colombia’

Climate and EnvironmentThe marine treasures of Colombia are often overlooked, as the country is known more for its mountains and the colourful towns that dot its coffee region. But just below the waves, a vibrant undersea world with over a thousand square kilometres of coral reef awaits those who take the plunge.

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Marceline supported by her friend in Central African Republic.
Rena Effendi

Life after Conflict – Family and connection

Exploring how our deepest loves and connections shape us, in the face of harm and loss, as well as drive us to continue, even after conflict.

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A view from the Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant in Iran. (file)
Photo: IAEA/Paolo Contri

‘Effort and patience’ required to restore Iran nuclear agreement

Peace and Security Despite diplomatic engagements, restoring the so-called Iran nuclear agreement continues to be hindered by political and technical differences, the UN political and peacebuilding chief told the Security Council on Thursday.  

Mangroves in Kenya's town of Vanga, Kwale county are nursery grounds for fish.
UN/ Thelma Mwadzaya

With mangrove conservation, Kenya’s coastal communities plant seeds of sustainable ‘blue growth’

Climate and Environment The southern ocean border of Kenya and Tanzania is dotted with thick hedges of mangroves – indispensable carbon sinks and spectacular ecosystems teeming with life – that appear to float dreamlike over creek beds and mudflats. These hardy trees and shrubs, and the communities that depend on them, are getting a major boost from UN-backed restoration plans that are also helping to reduce poverty and build economic resilience.