Americas

Haiti earthquake survivor proud to be a UN staff member

The earthquake which struck Haiti on 12 January 2010 dealt a devastating blow to the country and to the United Nations.

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More than 300,000 Haitians still living in camps three years after earthquake

This weekend marks three years since the devastating earthquake in Haiti which killed more than 200,000 people and left more than a million homeless.

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Rebuilding efforts continue in Haiti three years after deadly earthquake

Three years after the devastating earthquake of 12 January 2010, Haiti continues to draw on its resources to recover.

 The international humanitarian response has been unprecedented, and many initiatives have emerged to assist the Haitians in dealing with the devastating events.

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New initiative to eliminate cholera in Haiti and Dominican Republic

A new initiative has been launched at the United Nations to help eliminate cholera in Haiti and the Dominican Republic, the two countries that make up the Caribbean island of Hispaniola.

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UN appeals for additional funds for hurricane-struck Haiti

Hurricane Sandy has been classified as the largest Atlantic tropical system on record. After cutting a destructive path through the Caribbean, it caused widespread damage to the east coast of the United States.

Gerry Adams reports.

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NYC park honours former US President and advocate for the UN

October is a special month for the United Nations as it marks the anniversary of the founding of the organization which is 67 years old this year.

The UN would not have existed had it not been for supporters like former United States President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

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Helping women in the Andes by improving varieties of local grains and cereals

For centuries, quinoa and amaranth have been cultivated in the High Andes of Peru.  These highly nutritious cereals were even consumed by the Incas.

Today, demand for these products is on the increase in places like North America, Japan and in European countries.

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Footballers united to end violence against women

At the beginning of the 67th session of the General Assembly , a team of top officials, staff members and ambassadors to the United Nations played in a friendly match of football in New York City against a Bolivian team headed by the country’s President, Evo Mo

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To be young and profitable in Peru

There are nearly 450,000 young people without jobs in Peru, according to the International Labour Organization (ILO).

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NGO helps women style a new future for Haiti

The aftershocks of the January 2010 earthquake are still being felt in Haiti. But REBUILD Globally, an American NGO, is helping women in the Caribbean nation to take steps at styling a new future—for themselves and the country.

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