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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

Over the centuries more than one million African slaves were transported to Cuba. Today, their legacy can be heard in Cuba’s music, blending African and Latin rhythms. A refugee, who fled the Democratic Republic of Congo for the United States, discovered he had a talent for running. Now he’s running for peace in both countries. Recycling plastics and tin cans is now commonplace around the world but one group in New York has taken it to a new level. Doing what they can to save the planet.

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United Nations 21st Century