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UN-backed intercultural dialogue forum urged to keep working to ‘bridge gap between the like-minded’
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Thursday, 22 August 2019
UN-backed intercultural dialogue forum urged to keep working to ‘bridge gap between the like-minded’
As a United Nations-baked intercultural forum drew to a close in Baku, Azerbaijan, the participants agreed that the journey to a better world, fuelled by the discussions over the past two days, including the important input by youth, will continue moving forward....
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FROM THE FIELD: ‘Race is on’ to halt biodiversity loss in Indonesia
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Thursday, 22 August 2019
FROM THE FIELD: ‘Race is on’ to halt biodiversity loss in Indonesia
The “race is on” in Indonesia to halt the illegal trade in wildlife and the loss of biodiversity according to the UN Development Programme (UNDP)....
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African elephants under continued threat of poaching, warns UN-backed report
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Thursday, 22 August 2019
African elephants under continued threat of poaching, warns UN-backed report
An updated assessment by a United Nations Environment Programme-administered treaty has confirmed that poaching continues to threaten the long-term survival of...
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In Christchurch, UN chief calls for tolerance, solidarity to extinguish ‘wildfire’ of hate speech
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Thursday, 22 August 2019
In Christchurch, UN chief calls for tolerance, solidarity to extinguish ‘wildfire’ of hate speech
On a three-day visit to New Zealand, UN Secretary-General António Guterres paid his respects to the victims of the horrific mosque attacks in Christchurch, whe...
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In Afghanistan, attacks against schools have tripled in one year
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Thursday, 22 August 2019
In Afghanistan, attacks against schools have tripled in one year
The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Monday that much greater protection for educational facilities was needed across Afghanistan where attacks against scho...
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