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Get outside, connect with the planet that sustains us, urges UN on World Environment Day
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Sunday, 04 June 2017
Get outside, connect with the planet that sustains us, urges UN on World Environment Day
With well documented physical and mental health benefits of being in nature, the theme of this year's World Environment Day – 'Connecting People to Nature' – the United Nations is highlighting the vast benefits, from food security and improved health to water supply and climatic stability, that clean environments provide to humanity.Read ...
 
UN Ocean Conference opens with calls for united action to reverse human damage
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Sunday, 04 June 2017
UN Ocean Conference opens with calls for united action to reverse human damage
Opening a “game-changing” international conference on the health of the world’s oceans and seas, top United Nations officials today urged coordinated global ac...
 
Green economy is 'the economy of the future,' says UN chief, urging commitment to climate acti
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Thursday, 01 June 2017
Green economy is 'the economy of the future,' says UN chief, urging commitment to climate acti
Underscoring the threats posed by climate change – those already apparent, as well as those sure to impact the future of the planet – United Nations ...
 
UN poised to open summit on world's oceans; outcome will 'call for action' on ocean health
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Thursday, 01 June 2017
UN poised to open summit on world's oceans; outcome will 'call for action' on ocean health
Warming oceans, depleting sea life and plastic pollution are on the agenda for next week's ocean summit at the United Nations, which will call for urgent ac...
 
US decision to withdraw from Paris climate accord a 'major disappointment' – UN
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Wednesday, 31 May 2017
US decision to withdraw from Paris climate accord a 'major disappointment' – UN
The Spokesman for the United Nations Secretary-General today said the decision by the United States to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change is a...
 
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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.