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UN Ocean Conference wraps up with actions to restore ocean health, protect marine life
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Thursday, 08 June 2017
UN Ocean Conference wraps up with actions to restore ocean health, protect marine life
The first-ever United Nations summit on oceans today wrapped up with a global agreement to reserve the decline of the ocean's health, and more than 1,300 pledged actions for protecting the blue.Read Full Article ...
 
'Unite for the ocean we need, for the future we want,” UNECSO chief says on World Oceans Day
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Wednesday, 07 June 2017
'Unite for the ocean we need, for the future we want,” UNECSO chief says on World Oceans Day
A healthy ocean requires robust global knowledge of ocean science, the head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) ha...
 
Record 'green' energy capacity added in 2016 as cost for renewables plunges – UN-backed r
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Tuesday, 06 June 2017
Record 'green' energy capacity added in 2016 as cost for renewables plunges – UN-backed r
The world is now adding more green energy capacity each year than it adds in new capacity from all fossil fuels combined, a United Nations-backed report reveal...
 
Musician Cody Simpson to be named 'Ocean Advocate' for UN development agency
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Tuesday, 06 June 2017
Musician Cody Simpson to be named 'Ocean Advocate' for UN development agency
To mark World Oceans Day, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will name Australian musician Cody Simpson as its first-ever Ocean Advocate to help r...
 
At Ocean Conference, UN agencies commit to cutting harmful fishing subsidies
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Monday, 05 June 2017
At Ocean Conference, UN agencies commit to cutting harmful fishing subsidies
As the international community focuses this week on preserving the health of global oceans and seas, the United Nations agencies on agriculture, environment an...
 
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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.
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    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.