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Money issues bedevil climate talks
Money issues bedevil climate talks
Money is a major sticking point in international talks about addressing climate change. But South Africa’s head of delegation, Minister of...
Ma Africa leads the way
Ma Africa leads the way
At a recent festival in South Africa attended by young leaders from Africa committed to the United Nations’ sustainable development goals, I...
Sadly, vegans can’t save Earth
Sadly, vegans can’t save Earth
Christiana Figueres, the former United Nations official responsible for the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, has a startling vision for restaurants of...
Climate talks must be rescued from failure, warns UN chief
Climate talks must be rescued from failure, warns UN chief
"Key political issues" deadlocking UN climate talks "remain unresolved", UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres warned on Wednesday after an...
UN conference adopts migration pact despite withdrawals
UN conference adopts migration pact despite withdrawals
A United Nations conference adopted a migration pact in front of leaders and representatives from over 160 countries in Morocco on Monday, despite...
2018, the year of women’s rights?
2018, the year of women’s rights?
Although achieving equality for women across the world has been a major focus of human rights movements in 2018, women continue to bear the brunt of...
What does the Universal Declaration of Human Rights mean in today’s fractured world?
What does the Universal Declaration of Human Rights mean in today’s fractured world?
“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.” These simple but powerful words are the first line of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was adopted by the United Nations at an extraordinary meeting in Paris 70 years ago this week....
The witch is she who dares to act alone
The witch is she who dares to act alone
Women are burnt — across diverse locations, for different reasons, in both metaphorical and material ways.
Global warming outpaces efforts to slow it — UN
Global warming outpaces efforts to slow it — UN
Humanity is falling further behind in the race against climate change, with the gap between greenhouse gas emissions and levels needed to achieve...
Greenhouse gas levels in atmosphere hit new high — UN
Greenhouse gas levels in atmosphere hit new high — UN
The levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, the main driver of climate change, have hit a new record high, the United Nations said on...
Take women’s rights into cities’ streets
Take women’s rights into cities’ streets
One of the priorities for the United Nations sustainable development agenda is to make cities “inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable”....
Fin whale, mountain gorilla populations rise amid conservation action
Fin whale, mountain gorilla populations rise amid conservation action
The fin whale and mountain gorilla populations grew significantly due to efforts by conservationists to halt their descent towards extinction, the...

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