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UN notified of US intention to withdraw from Paris climate pact
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Friday, 04 August 2017
UN notified of US intention to withdraw from Paris climate pact
United Nations Secretary-General today received a notification from the delegation of the United States expressing the country's intention to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change as soon as it is eligible to do so, his spokesman has confirmed.Read Full Article ...
 
UN joins international community to salute park rangers' dedication and commitment
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Sunday, 30 July 2017
UN joins international community to salute park rangers' dedication and commitment
Park rangers across the world face increasing challenges and risks due to a surge in poaching and illicit trafficking in wildlife, the head of the United Natio...
 
On International Day, UN spotlights threatened coastal mangrove ecosystems
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Tuesday, 25 July 2017
On International Day, UN spotlights threatened coastal mangrove ecosystems
Coastal mangroves are among the most imperiled ecosystems on earth, with current estimates indicating that up to 67 per cent have been lost to date, according ...
 
UN agency develops new guidelines to help countries better monitor forest resources
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Tuesday, 25 July 2017
UN agency develops new guidelines to help countries better monitor forest resources
The United Nations agriculture agency has created new guidelines to help countries develop a strong mechanism to monitor national forest resources.Read Full Ar...
 
Japanese YouTube star Piko Taro makes first UN appearance, promotes Global Goals
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Monday, 17 July 2017
Japanese YouTube star Piko Taro makes first UN appearance, promotes Global Goals
Japanese entertainer Piko Taro, famous for his “Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen” (PPAP) viral music video, has joined the ranks of celebrities who promote the Sustaina...
 
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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.