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FEATURE: Behind the Scenes – when the world comes to UN Headquarters

30 September 2013 – Gridlock and fanfare – are two words often associated with the United Nations.  And at no time do these words crop up more frequently than when the General Assembly meets in the fall every year.

FEATURE: UN-backed partnership helps Kenyans protect forests, improve livelihoods

19 April 2013 – A United Nations-backed project in Kenya is protecting forests and wildlife, as well as providing alternative livelihoods, and offers valuable lessons on how governments and the private sector can successfully work together for the betterment of communities and the environment.

FEATURE: Private sector emerges as key potential funder of sustainable forest management

17 April 2013 – As countries around the world struggle to find the necessary funds to sustainably manage their forests, the private sector is emerging as a key source of financing that, if tapped properly, could result in benefits for the environment along with profits for businesses.

FEATURE: One woman’s heroic efforts to restore more than just Rwanda’s forests

12 April 2013 – As her nation emerged from crisis, and in the face of great personal tragedy, Rose Mukankomeje took the initiative to bring Rwandans together to protect their natural resources and, in the process, restore communities devastated by conflict.

FEATURE: Young creative minds raise awareness of critical forest-related issues

11 April 2013 – They are gifted storytellers who are using stunning visual imagery and powerful narratives to raise awareness of the challenges affecting forests and those who dwell within them, as well as to spur action to protect this vital resource. They are international award winners. And, they are all under the age of 30.

FEATURE: The UN General Assembly’s Second Committee – economic and financial issues

28 December 2012 – Established in 1945, at the end stages of World War II, the United Nations General Assembly serves as the world body's principal policy-making and deliberative organ, providing a forum for multilateral discussion of the full spectrum of international issues covered by the UN Charter.

FEATURE: What does the UN General Assembly do when the General Debate ends?

16 October 2012 – The United Nations General Assembly.

Some have called it the world’s largest talking shop; others have called it a parliament of mankind. Often, there are a range of views inbetween and around those two perpectives.

Rio+20 Feature: Seven Issues, Seven Experts – Jobs

21 June 2012 – Jobs – Peter Poschen, Director of the Job Creation and Enterprise Development Department, ILO

Rio+20 Feature: Seven Issues, Seven Experts – Water and Sanitation

20 June 2012 – Water and Sanitation – Sanjay Wijesekera, Chief of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene - UNICEF

Rio+20 Feature: Seven Issues, Seven Experts – Cities

19 June 2012 – Cities – Executive Director of UN-Habitat, Joan Clos