Global 3000

Legal Highs

It was once a declared goal of the United Nations to ensure the world is drug-free by 2008. But the war against drugs has failed. The business in illegal drugs is lucrative, with global trade currently worth more than 380 billion Euros a year. Then there is the complex fight against so-called "legal highs", that can be ordered easily online and delivered to your door.

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A women's recycling initiative in Gambia; why so many women in Maharashtra are having hysterectomies, and an orchestra in Mexico helping underprivileged kids turn their lives around.

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Climate change is behind an upsurge in refugees. Lebanon's women rebel against outdated traditions. In Zimbabwe grandmothers fill the role of mental health workers.

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Criminal gangs have a hold on Cape Town's poverty-stricken neighborhoods. Investors from China are transforming the Cambodian coastal town of Sihanoukville. Coral reefs in the Dominican Republic are dying off.

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In New Zealand, sheep farmers are being blamed for climate change. Also: An indigenous university in Columbia teaches students about ancient traditions.

Global 3000

What will students of the future need to know, and how can they best learn it? The focus of this week's Global 3000 is on education - not just in school, but in medicine and the environment. Because you never stop learning.