Americas

Ocean Conference: Trinidad village protects leatherback turtles

An environmental group based in Trinidad and Tobago that has received UN support has become a model for marine conservation in the Caribbean.

Since 1990, Nature Seekers has helped turn the tide on the slaughter of leatherback turtles, the biggest turtles on Earth.

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Refugee chefs teach New Yorkers to Eat Offbeat

New York City, where UN Headquarters is located, is often described as a “melting pot” due to its amazing mix of cultures.

People from all over the globe have found a home here, bringing with them their customs…and cuisines.

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Jazz Day celebrations showcase Cuba's rich musical heritage

An all-star concert in the Cuban capital, Havana,  is the centerpiece of this year's celebrations for International Jazz Day on Sunday, 30 April.

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Women “more vulnerable” to disaster impact, with exceptions

Women continue to be “more vulnerable” to the impacts of disaster, but in some countries its men who are more of a concern.

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Public transport campaign tackles sexual harassment

A new campaign in Mexico City aims to combat a touchy subject: sexual harassment on public transportation.

A recent national survey found that nearly 90 per cent of women feel unsafe on buses and subways.

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“Amphibious” houses support resilience of “existing communities”

So-called amphibious homes, which can rise up along with floodwater, provide a cost-effective way of protecting the “resilience of existing communities.”

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Animals “even more affected” by disasters than people

When it comes to dealing with disasters, such as the deadly flooding in Colombia and Peru in recent days, animals are “even more affected” than people.

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Slavery last great “unmentionable” that shaped the world: historian

Slavery is the last great “unmentionable” that has profoundly shaped every corner of the world although it happened centuries ago, the Director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture has said.

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#RememberSlavery: African rhythms permeate Cuban music

More than 15 million African men, women and children were brought to the New World due to the transatlantic slave trade, which the UN has described as one of the darkest chapters in human history.

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Support for the disabled facing disasters “still in a symbolic stage”

Support for people with disabilities around the world who are preparing for disasters is “still in a symbolic stage”.

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