Americas

Countries urged to step up action against destructive banana disease

A destructive banana disease that has spread from Asia to Africa and theMiddle Eastposes a major risk to livelihoods and banana markets, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned.

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World Urban Forum discusses building “just and equitable” cities

More than 30 years ago Medellín, Colombia’s second largest city, was better known for being the “murder capital of the world” and home to the infamous drug lord Pablo Escobar.

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CAR faces “last chances” to deal with political instability

The Central African Republic is facing one of its “last chances” to deal with the political instability and the resulting conflict which has affected the country for over a year.

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Carnival goers in Colombia educated about human trafficking

Carnival goers in Colombia are being educated about the risks of human trafficking at one of the country’s best known festivals…the Carnival of Barranquilla.

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Human trafficking campaign targets US Super Bowl

A campaign highlighting the issue of human trafficking has taken to the streets of New York. It’s in the form of a huge colourful gift box and has been timed to coincide with one of the biggest sporting events in the US…the Super Bowl.

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Indigenous youth promote dialogue on sexual and reproductive health

Healthcare services for indigenous people are often provided by professionals who know little about these cultures which could result in feelings of mistrust and discrimination.

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UNDP joins the #GivingTuesday movement

This Thursday, 28 November, is Thanksgiving Day, a national holiday in the United States. It’s a time when families gather to express gratitude for the many blessings they have received.

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Crime threatens citizen security and development in Latin America: UNDP

Citizens in countries of Latin America don’t feel safe because of crime, including robberies and murder, according to a report issued by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) on Tuesday.

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Black, female and poor in America: a triple challenge

Being black and poor in America presents a particular challenge, according to Julia Tripp, a research assistant at the Center for Social Policy (CSP) who also heads up its Constituent Advisory Group of people with a lived experience of poverty.

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Thousands of Haitians at risk of losing citizenship in Dominican Republic

UN agencies are concerned that thousands of people, mainly Haitians in the Dominican Republic may be stripped of citizenship.

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