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Strong leadership must emerge to drive Pacific COP

Published: Sat 18 Nov 2017 03:03 PM
Bonn, 17 November 2017 – Greenpeace demanded climate leadership to emerge from the Pacific COP, calling on leaders to listen to the need for urgency and transform their energy and land-use systems. The Trump administration failed to stop the global ... Read more...

UN environment chief urges ambitious action on pollution

Published: Sat 18 Nov 2017 02:48 PM
In major new report, UN environment chief urges ambitious action to save planet from 'pollution menace' Read more...

UN rights chief urges El Salvador to address femicide

Published: Sat 18 Nov 2017 02:45 PM
Wrapping up visit, UN rights chief urges El Salvador to address femicide and abortion ban Read more...

Bonn: UN conference closes with renewed urgency

Published: Sat 18 Nov 2017 02:43 PM
17 November 2017 – The United Nations Climate Change Conference ( COP23 ) wrapped up on Friday in Bonn, Germany, with delegations expressing a renewed sense of urgency and a need for greater ambition to tackle climate change. Read more...

Famine may be unfolding 'right now' in Yemen

Published: Sat 18 Nov 2017 02:40 PM
17 November 2017 – The United Nations relief wing on Friday warned of famine-like conditions unfolding in Yemen, as a blockade on aid and other essential goods by a Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthi rebels there enters its 12th day. Read more...

Desperate Rohingya refugees use home-made rafts

Published: Sat 18 Nov 2017 02:38 PM
Rohingya refugees are resorting to increasingly desperate measures such as makeshift rafts to cross the Naf River to Bangladesh. Photo: UNHCR/Andrew McConnell 17 November 2017 – Over the past 10 days, dozens of makeshift rafts carrying more than a thousand ... Read more...

Medical supplies for thousands wounded in Iran-Iraq quake

Published: Sat 18 Nov 2017 02:35 PM
17 November 2017 – United Nations agencies have delivered medical supplies to the areas of Iran and Iraq struck by a devastating earthquake, and are urging vigilance against the possible outbreaks of infectious and waterborne diseases. Read more...

More countries confronting drug-resistant 'superbugs'

Published: Sat 18 Nov 2017 02:21 PM
17 November 2017 – Efforts to stem the spread of antimicrobial resistant pathogens on farms and in food systems are gaining strength, thanks to strong backing by governments and technical support from the United Nations to boost national capacities, the Organization's ... Read more...

Concern about Cambodia election after opposition ban

Published: Sat 18 Nov 2017 02:18 PM
17 November 2017 – The United Nations human rights chief voiced grave concerns Friday about the conduct of credible, free and fair elections in Cambodia next year following the decision by the Supreme Court to dissolve the main opposition party. Read more...

Oil and Gas Industries' Toxic Pollutants

Published: Sat 18 Nov 2017 02:13 PM
Oil and Gas Industries' Toxic Pollutants Are Poisoning African-American Communities, Increasing Risks of Cancer and Respiratory Diseases Landmark Study Co-Authored by Clean Air Task Force and the NAACP, and supported by the National Medical Association ... Read more...
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