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United Nations 21st Century

Descended from African slaves – the Siddi people today live in western India. For centuries they’ve held on to their African culture – and a special relationship with the Asiatic lion Women played a central role in Colombia’s recent peace accord. In a historic first for the country, women’s rights were placed at the heart of the agreement In most of the world, road traffic has increased massively in recent years - but protections for pedestrians don’t always keep pace. In the former Soviet Republic of Georgia, a new campaign is focusing on pedestrian power.

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United Nations 21st Century

Surrounded by over a million square kilometres of Indian Ocean, the people of the Seychelles depend on the sea for everything. But climate change is threatening their future. Now they are fighting for the survival of their reefs and all who depend on them. Coral Crusaders – on the front line. Plastic - both a wonderful invention and a scourge on our planet. Over 300 million tons will be produced this year. Most is never recycled and remains on our land and in our seas for ever In the Western and Central Pacific they are a part of the culture – and a multi-billion dollar business.

United Nations 21st Century