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    First Person: ‘Trafficking is a crime can happen in front of our eyes’

    Ilias Chatzis heads up a global team of more than 60 experts at the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), committed to countering Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling. He…

    First Person: ‘Disability reminds us that there is no such thing as normal’

    Eddie Ndopu, an award-winning disability activist from South Africa, and one of 17 United Nations advocates for the Sustainable Development Goals, lives with spinal muscular atrophy, and faces many difficulty…

    First Person: ‘Bridge the gap between indigenous youth and the world’

    Nadya Zafira, an international relations student at Indonesia’s Gadjah Mada University, won a writing competition for her letter to UN chief António Guterres, in which she addressed the inequalities laid…

    FIRST PERSON: Human trafficking, migrant smuggling, still significant threats in Asia

    Human trafficking and the smuggling of migrants are going to remain significant threats to human security, that’s according to a trafficking and migrant expert working in the Middle East and…

    First Person: A refuge from COVID misinformation

    The COVID-19 inoculation is “just like any other vaccine” a UN Women staff member is telling the Syrian refugee women she cares for in camps in Jordan, as she tries to…

    First Person: The Somali refugees planting a new life in the United States

    After spending years living in UN-supported camps in Kenya, some 220 former refugees from Somalia now work as farmers in the US state of Maine, growing crops ranging from beets…

    First Person: ‘Syrians still have ambition and hope’

    “Despite the difficult times we have been living through, Syrian youth still have the ambition and hope to develop and empower communities. Young people should have the right to participate…

    First Person: An on-air antidote to misinformation in the Central African Republic

    The citizens of the Central African Republic (CAR) have endured decades of war and conflict. Merveille Yayoro, a young reporter at Guira-FM, the radio station run by the UN peacekeeping…

    First Person: Raising a glass to ‘Mama Cheers’

    Julian Omalla, who is widely known as “Mama Cheers” after the popular juice brand “Cheers” that her company Delight Uganda produces, is now planning to expand with the construction of…

    First Person: Gardening is ‘political’ says Irish celebrity horticulturist

    For Diarmuid Gavin, a renowned Irish gardener and TV personality, horticulture has to a role to play in all contemporary affairs, from the Black Lives Matter Movement to the ongoing…