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Being born a refugee’s no joke, but worse things can happen: AK Dans 

Irrepressible comedian AK Dans was born in the world’s largest refugee camp, Kakuma, in Kenya, after his mother fled South Sudan in the 1990s. 

He’s now a successful stand-up artist – or was - until the COVID-19 crisis put a temporary halt to his live shows. 

But you can’t keep a good man down for long, and now AK’s latest challenge is taking part in an online show with the support of UN refugee agency, UNHCR

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FIRST PERSON: An artist’s ‘obsession’ with New Orleans tradition

The International Labour Organization (ILO) marked its centenary in 2019 and as part of the commemoration has launched a photography project called “Dignity at Work: The American Experience”, to document the working life of people across the United States. UN News joined the ILO on a visit to the southern US state of Louisiana.

Disabled youth unleash their inner artist at UN-backed camp in Thailand

Hundreds of Thai children and young people, including many with disabilities, have gathered today in the country’s northeast to take part in a five-day United Nations-backed art camp that will feature classes in music, dance, literature, painting and drawing.

'Artists for the UN' scheme launched to promote global peace

An initiative to encourage artists, entertainers, statesmen and stateswomen to publicly support the ideals, vision and mandate of the United Nations as the best organization to promote peace across the globe was launched at the world body's Headquarters in New York today.