Water scarcity has become one of the world's greatest challenges. In less than 20 years, nearly two billion people could face shortages. But Azerbaijan, which sits between Europe and Western Asia, has come up with an ingenious solution to its water crisis by looking to its past for inspiration.
The Mid-Magdalena region of Colombia is one of the most macho parts of Latin America, a place where violence against women is a casual part of everyday life. But change is coming. One of the "change-makers" is Judge Esperanza Gonzalez, a woman in her late 40s who is seeking to bring justice for females both inside her courtroom and out.
What impact are the Millennium Development Goals having on inhabitants of Kibera, a massive shantytown in Kenya? This film about local midwife Silva Adhiambo examines some of the tensions that exist between aid organizations and the people they are trying help.
Across Africa, millions of adults and children die every year from treatable diseases. Sometimes all that is needed is one shot or a single pill. But with the vast majority of Africans living in remote areas, the question is how to get these potentially life-saving treatments to the sick? A bold new endeavour empowering members of local communities to help each other may just be an answer.
Supported by the UN Development Programme, the Tianjin Women Business Incubator is helping unemployed workers set up in business, including one woman who has created a chain of 60 car wash stores.
Georgia has no specialized courts for children, so the country is working with UNICEF to introduce juvenile justice reforms. The aim is to avoid criminalizing young people unnecessarily, and instead find ways for them to become better members of society.
Fiji has historically been a very patriarchal place, one where women are often the victims of domestic assault and abuse. So where better to start changing attitudes than in perhaps the most macho of Fiji's institutions, its military?
In India, small loans administered by local self-help groups are helping women pull themselves and their families out of poverty.
The Philippine government has a unique approach to looking after its workers in foreign countries, in the knowledge that it will reap the rewards when they return home with new skills and experience.
Women in the Pacific Island of Fiji are being helped to start small-scale flower-growing businesses to supplement their income, which in turn provides extra food and housing improvements for their families.
The recent political turmoil in Madagascar has had a devastating impact on the lives of many of the country's children. UNICEF and its partners have been providing pyschosocial support to young people in this troubled island nation to help them cope with the violence they have experienced.
UNICEF's "Unite for Children" Campaign aims to help some of the 15 million young people who have lost a parent to AIDS. Children like "Kouadio" in Côte d'Ivoire, who is receiving help with his health and education, and dreams of one day becoming a doctor.
In the poorest parts of Tajikistan, young girls are most likely to miss out on a formal education. However, a new UNICEF program that emphasizes traditional life skills such as sewing and cooking alongside academic classes is encouraging rural families to send their daughters to school.
The spectacular marine habitat of Chao Lao Bay on the Eastern coast of the Gulf of Thailand has suffered decline because of over-fishing, over-development, and pollution. But with the help of a small grant from UNDP, local small-scale fishermen have started to rehabilitate the Bay, using local knowledge and technology.
The Arms for Arms program is a unique recycling project, one that turns decommissioned weapons into prosthetic limbs for victims of conflict. This video tells the story of Elba Garcia, a Nicaraguan woman who lost an arm when she was caught in crossfire between Sandinistas and Contras.