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First Person: The Barbadian entrepreneur turning sargassum into money

Sargassum seaweed has been blighting many of the beaches on Barbados for several years. Joshua Forte, a local entrepreneur, is convinced that it can be turned into a valuable commodity, and turned into highly effective, organic compost.

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50 Amigas, a coffee-making collective in Caucas, Colombia, supported by the UN Peacebulding Fund.
UN Multi-Partner Trust Fund for Sustaining Peace in Colombia
50 Amigas, a coffee-making collective in Caucas, Colombia, supported by the UN Peacebulding Fund.

Bringing jobs to Colombia’s conflict-affected communities

Peace and SecurityIn Colombia, decades of violence and armed conflict created significant obstacles to human development and sustainable peace. To encourage the private sector to move back into hard-hit areas, the UN is financing an innovative project that is supporting local businesses and providing sorely needed job opportunities.

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Marceline supported by her friend in Central African Republic.
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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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Veteran Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh spent a quarter century covering life under Israeli military rule.
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Abu Akleh shooting: fatal shot came from Israeli forces, says OHCHR

Human Rights Israeli forces were behind the fatal shooting of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh in the West Bank - not indiscriminate Palestinian firing - the UN human rights office, OHCHR, alleged on Friday.

A young woman works on a computer in Tunisia. A joint declaration by global rights experts urges States to recognize people’s right to use the Internet as “an essential condition” for them to express their views.
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Internet shutdowns impact human rights, economy, and day to day life

Human Rights The dramatic real-life effects of shutdowns of the internet on people’s lives and human rights are vastly underestimated, the UN human rights office warns in a report released on Thursday.