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On International Day, UN highlights importance of collective action to protect ozone layer
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Friday, 15 September 2017
On International Day, UN highlights importance of collective action to protect ozone layer
Commemorating the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, senior United Nations officials, including Secretary-General António Guterres highlighted the contributions of the Montreal Protocol – an international environment agreement on the elimination of ozone depleting substances.Read Full Article ...
 
Much of the planet’s land severely degraded owing to increased consumption, UN warns
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Monday, 11 September 2017
Much of the planet’s land severely degraded owing to increased consumption, UN warns
A new United Nations report warns that a third of the planet’s land is now severely degraded thanks to a doubling in the consumption of natural resources over ...
 
Ahead of Hurricane Irma, UNICEF preparing supplies and communication lines to youth
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Tuesday, 05 September 2017
Ahead of Hurricane Irma, UNICEF preparing supplies and communication lines to youth
If Irma stays on its current track as a category 5 hurricane, it will bring devastating damage within hours to parts of the Caribbean, affecting the lives of h...
 
UN summit spotlights financial need to combat land degradation
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Tuesday, 05 September 2017
UN summit spotlights financial need to combat land degradation
The head of the United Nations body tasked with addressing desertification today stressed the importance of financing for national commitments to combat land d...
 
At start of World Water Week, UN Assembly President says water and sanitation goals need 'major p
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Sunday, 27 August 2017
At start of World Water Week, UN Assembly President says water and sanitation goals need 'major p
Encouraging global action to support clean water and sanitation, United Nations General Assembly President Peter Thomson today underscored that when it comes t...
 
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  • Dura aterragem na Venezuela
    A Venezuela está à beira do precipício. A ação concertada ainda pode evitar a sua queda. Mas quanto mais se atrase, mais venezuelanos morrerão por falta de medicamentos, pela má nutrição ou pela violência.
  • South China Sea Ruling Sweeps Away Diplomatic Ambiguities
    Tuesday?s ruling by the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea has bought a little clarity to the problems in the South China Sea, but it has not made solving the underlying problems significantly...
  • China Hardens Position on South China Sea
    China has taken a leap towards clarifying its claims in the South China Sea, but in a direction that could intensify frictions.
  • Erdo?an?s Pyrrhic victory
    Paradoxes have always abounded in the relationship between the Turkish military and the country?s politicians. Turkey?s armed forces ? or factions within them ? have justified their repeated interventions in politics with claims that they...
  • Venezuela?s hard landing
    Venezuela is on the edge of the precipice. Concerted action may yet pull it back. But the longer it is delayed, the more Venezuelans will die from lack of medicines, malnutrition or violence.