From Dominica to Vogue: Big dreams on a small island

Becoming a successful international fashion photographer is hard for anyone, but it’s particularly difficult if you grow up in Dominica, a small Caribbean country regularly hit by hurricanes. This hasn’t deterred Josiah Johnson, an aspiring photographer who is taking advantage of digital technology training to find new opportunities well beyond the borders of his home. https://news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2024/04/1148841
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Could the answer to 100% renewable energy in Dominica be under the ground?

Could the answer to 100% renewable energy in Dominica be under the ground?

30 Apr 2024

A small but growing number of countries are well on their way to producing all of their electricity from renewable sources. Dominica, in the eastern Caribbean, is planning to join these pioneers and become the first small island developing State (SIDS) to stop using fossil fuels for energy generation.

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Gaza: UN health agency warns over continuing attacks on healthcare

Gaza: UN health agency warns over continuing attacks on healthcare

09 Feb 2024

The unrelenting war in Gaza hasn’t spared hospitals, their staff or the people sheltering there, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday as it unveiled data indicating more than 350 attacks on healthcare in the enclave since hostilities erupted.

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First Person: Hatching a plan for success in rural Gambia

26 Feb 2023

In rural areas of The Gambia, job opportunities are scarce, but villagers like Guidom Sabally are benefiting from practical training, gaining recognized qualifications, and setting up successful small businesses in their communities.