UN In Action

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UN In Action

UN In Action

  • TV-MA
  • 2019
  • 1 Season
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UN in Action is an award-winning UN video original production of short features series. This monthly series puts a human face on the work of the UN and its agencies around the world. "UN in Action" reports on the work of the United Nations and its Agencies around the world....
Season 1

9 Episodes
Mosul: The Road to Recoverynow playing
1. Mosul: The Road to Recovery
 
Three years of ISIL occupation & a protracted military intervention have left the Old City of Mosul in northern Iraq devastated by conflict & explosive contamination. We follow UN explosive disposal experts who put themselves at risk so others may return safely....
Fighting Stereotypes through the Lens of Youth
2. Fighting Stereotypes through the Lens of Youth
 
The PLURAL+ video festival encourages global youth to explore issues of migration, diversity, & social inclusion through the production of original & creative short films. PLURAL+ 2019 honoured two young filmmakers whose works challenging stereotypes won the International Jury Award....
Women on the Cutting Edge of Scientific Breakthroughs
3. Women on the Cutting Edge of Scientific Breakthroughs
 
Mouminatou Barry is one of countless female innovators who prove that all people can make a contribution to science & technology. Sharing their experiences, these accomplished women send a strong message of empowerment for new generations of women and girls in the field of science and technology....
Peru: Solar Energy Empowering Remote Communities
4. Peru: Solar Energy Empowering Remote Communities
 
From the faraway altitudes of the Peruvian Andes, rural communities join forces with the United Nations to reap the benefits of renewable energy....
Mali: Women Pilot the Way to Peace
5. Mali: Women Pilot the Way to Peace
 
More than 200 UN peacekeepers have died in Mali since 2013. It is one of the world’s most dangerous countries. The UN Peacekeeping Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) patrols large parts of Mali’s norther desert to monitor hostile forces and help maintain a fragile peace agreement....
Ralph Bunche: Hero for Peace
6. Ralph Bunche: Hero for Peace
 
A changemaker who was the first African American to win the Nobel Peace Prize, Ralph Bunche is considered the ‘Father of Peacekeeping’ for his contributions to the United Nations. And yet his is not a name many would recognize....
Natural Farming: An Agricultural Revolution is Taking Shape in India
7. Natural Farming: An Agricultural Revolution is Taking Shape in India
 
After decades of conventional agriculture, farmers in India found themselves in debt traps owing to loans taken to meet the high cost of fertilizers and pesticides. The Government of Andhra Pradesh has launched a plan to transition six million farmers to 100% chemical-free agriculture by 2024. Produced with support from the UN-REDD programme....
Women in Science: Preserving the Forest’s Treasures
8. Women in Science: Preserving the Forest’s Treasures
 
In the heart of Papua New Guinea forests, zoologist Grace Luke is on a team collecting data to reduce deforestation & forest degradation & help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Grace walks the viewer through how she counts biodiversity of the forest’s moth population; reflects on being a woman scientist and how being female gives her special insight into how to protect the forests for generations to come. The effort receives support from UN REDD, the FAO and the EU....
Guyana: Striving for Sustainable Wildlife
9. Guyana: Striving for Sustainable Wildlife
 
Fish and wildlife are an integral part of the indigenous culture and diet in the Rupununi region of Guyana, a small country of South America that borders Brazil and Venezuela. In recent years, however, threats like increased accessibility, wildfires and new economic activities are compromising the Rupununi’s rich biodiversity....