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VIDEO: World Refugee Day: Sakineh Teimouri's story

Sakineh Teimouri, a young Afghan woman, traveled 9 months with her family from Iran to Serbia. She plans to finish her education and someday open an art gallery.

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FEATURED GLOBAL GOAL | Goal 14: Life under water

Over three billion people depend on marine and coastal biodiversity for their livelihoods. However, today we are seeing 30 percent of the world’s fish stocks overexploited, reaching below the level at which they can produce sustainable yields. The SDGs aim to sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems from pollution, as well as address the impacts of ocean acidification. Enhancing conservation and the sustainable use of ocean-based resources through international law will also help mitigate some of the challenges facing our oceans.

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FEATURE / VIDEO: Turning bounty into business at a Turkish women’s cooperative

A women's cooperative, supported by the New World program, has made a business out of traditional products. They sell pastas, jams, dried fruits, and pickles, and all production is powered by solar energy.

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BLOG POST: 7 things we learned about tackling displacement in the Western Balkans

In 2015, 900,000 refugees and migrants crossed through Southeast Europe in the largest displacement of people since World War II. Here are 7 things we learned about how to deal not just with the humanitarian side of displacement, but with the long-term impact.

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NEWS: Survey finds proliferation of Black Sea pollutants

The Black Sea has twice as much floating plastic as any other sea in Europe, according to an environmental survey funded by the European Union (EU) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

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BLOG: Saving the Black Sea monster

Our Black Sea is at risk. Its biodiversity will die a slow death if no actions are taken to protect it from human activity.

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FEATURE: A hidden environmental danger lurks in Turkey

Hundreds of tons of chemicals, which may cause cancer upon contact, are kept in a storage site in Kocaeli, Turkey.

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FEATURE: The wardens of Yelnya: Protecting a Belarusian bog

Since 1999, efforts have been ongoing to restore and preserve Belarus' Yelnya bog, which has reduced in size from 2,400,000 to 814,00 hectares since the 1950s.

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PHOTO ESSAY: Albania's stunning coastal beauty

What once was an isolated, unreached spot, has now turned into an attractive place, especially for foreign and local tourists.

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FEATURE: Montenegro makes carbon neutral tourism possible

A web-based carbon calculator is helping eco-sensitive tourists reducing their carbon footprint during their stay among the natural beauties of Montenegro.