It is not to be denied
UN News/Laura QuionesThe Glasgow Climate Change Conference (also known as COP26) was held in Scotland between October and November 2021
A brand-new series was launched in anticipation of COP26 which is the most important UN conference on climate change since 2015. It is not to be denied.
Stars such as Michelle Yeoh, Ed Norton, and young climate changemakers, from across our warming planet, were there to lend their voices to this series. They showed how it is possible for communities to make changes, which can help us to make a major shift in how we interact with our environment.
One of the highlights was the first episode featuring Ezra Miller, actor, and Dana, Canadian First Nation leader. Tizya-Tramm. Mr. Tizya Tramms remote community relied on oil being flown in for its generators for many decades. However, a new project to install solar panels will allow the community stop burning nearly 200,000 litres annually of diesel fuel.
Tears and fears, as well as fossil fuels
Conor Lennon/ UN NewsProtesters außerhalb of the COP26 conference site
They witnessed the huge climate demonstrations, which included the angry denunciations made by Greta Thunberg, youth activist. A flurry of announcements promised massive reforestation and significant cuts to fossil-fuelled energy production. The frustration of frontline States faced with rising seawaters that could see them submerged, and possibly wiped off in just a few decades.
Durban 20 years later
UN Photo/Loey FelipeTendayi Akhime, Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms Racism, Racial Discrimination and Related Intolerance, briefs journalists in New York at UN Headquarters. (October 2019)
Twenty years ago, the UN made a historic declaration against racism at a conference held in Durban, South Africa.
UN News published a series featuring videos, podcasts and features to commemorate the anniversary. These featured show the many ways that racism continues to be a problem around the globe and the solutions.
We heard from Derrick Lon Washington, an African American dancer on a mission of service to his community and the world. Tendayi AchiumeUN expert on contemporary racism and intolerance. He leads a global effort to combat human rights violations, and to tackle systemic racism.
Inspiring women in Vanuatu
OHRLLS/Ginny SteingGeorgiilla Worwor is a Vanuatu law student and community activist.
We took our listeners on February 2nd on a virtual trip around the island State of Vanautu with Island Voices, a podcast series that describes some of the ways women in the country are trying to break down barriers.
We met RismaAn elite-level young surfer who has had to face many of the challenges that come along with being a female pioneer in a male-dominated sports, and an ambitious young politician Georgilla Worwor, and Sergeant Bianca SimeonWhen she joined the Vanuata Police Maritime wing 11 years ago, she was the first female recruit.
Not fossil fuels, but rubber.
UN/Joon ParkFormula E car in the 2021 New York race at Red Hook, Brookyln.
The Formula EMotorsports championship came to New York this Summer. We were there to capture the sights and sounds, but not to smell the fuel burning, often associated with racing.
Although the fully-electric championship has been around for less time than a decade now, major manufacturers are signing up to compete in the series. This series is growing in popularity much like the electric cars it promotes.
We spoke with some of the most prominent players to learn more about how the sport and the industry are working together to advance sustainable development and combat the climate crisis.
We need to improve our ability to help the most vulnerable people in the world
UNHCR/Will SwansonEmergency Response Coordinator Mark Lowcock and a group Rohingya refugees from Myanmar in Kutapalong refugee camp, Bangladesh on 26/04/2019
Mark Lowcock witnessed firsthand the suffering of the most desperate people in the world while he was the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.
After four years as the chief, he resigned in June. spoke in depthHe shared his memories with UN News during his time there. Mr. Lowcock noted that the increasing number of people who need humanitarian assistance is unprecedented and will continue to rise unless countries work together to combat climate change, conflict, and disease.
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Remember Auschwitz: The aftermath
Subcarpathian Rus Jews from the US Holocaust Memorial Museum/Yad Vashem are subject to a selection process at Auschwitz–Birkenau, Poland.
Just a few weeks after a violent mob stormed US Capitol with a riot, the 76th anniversary the liberation Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps was held. This important reminder of the fragility, as well as the consequences, of allowing authoritarian governments to take control, is a timely reminder.
This podcast contains some of the following:We can hear the voices and contributions of survivors.
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