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Twenty years ago, countries all over the world adopted the Ottawa Treaty, banning the use of anti-personnel landmines. Non-governmental organizations and the Canadian government played a key role in persuading most states to sign on, and today over 160 countries are signatories to the treaty. The Agenda looks back at this achievement, what it has accomplished, and the damage caused by landmines in the developing world.
Eliminating Land Mines; The Halifax Explosion at 100
Mosquito-borne diseases kill over a million people each year, making mosquitoes the world's deadliest creatures. Who can stop this menace? Meet disease hunters who combat mosquito-borne diseases like dengue and malaria.
The Pioneering Spirit is a behemoth of the shipping world. Weighing over 900,000 tons at maximum draft, at 124 meters wide and up to 477 meters long with equipment deployed, this steel giant is the biggest vessel on the planet.
A mind-altering odyssey about one man's quest to prove a growing imbalance in our brains, and help us understand how this makes us increasingly unable to grapple with critical economic, environmental and social issues.