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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

More than a million people have fled to Germany in the last two years, from countries like Syria and Afghanistan. Despite the loss and trauma, most are determined to build a better future. Japan’s indigenous people – the Ainu – were once in danger of dying out as an ethnic group. In the past they faced assimilation policies by the government. But today, many are striving to help their culture live on.