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2021 joins top 7 warmest years on record: WMO

Last year joined the list of the seven warmest years on record, the UN weather agency said on Wednesday, and was also the seventh consecutive year when the global temperature has been more than 1°C above pre-industrial levels; edging closer to the limit laid out under the 2015 Paris Agreement on Climate Change.

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Erico Platt looks at the disarmament exhibition that she staged, "Three Quarters of a Century After Hiroshima and Nagasaki: The Hibakusha—Brave Survivors Working for a Nuclear-Free World".
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Erico Platt looks at the disarmament exhibition that she staged, "Three Quarters of a Century After Hiroshima and Nagasaki: The Hibakusha—Brave Survivors Working for a Nuclear-Free World".

Horrors of Hiroshima, a reminder nuclear weapons remain global threat

Peace and SecurityDespite the annihilation of two major Japanese cities in 1945, atomic bombs have not been relegated to the pages of history books, but continue to be developed today – with increasingly more power to destroy than they had when unleashed on Hiroshima and Nagasaki back in 1945.  

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In Grenada, Molinere Bay suffered considerable storm damage from Hurricane Ivan in 2004. Underwater sculptures  have provided a base for coral attachments and marine life proliferation.
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UNEP at 50: Solving the world’s environmental challenges

In celebrating 50 years of fighting for the planet, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) is calling for more action worldwide to overcome climate change, biodiversity loss, and rising levels of pollution and waste – three crises that threaten our planet.

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Experts decry measures to ‘steadily erase’ Afghan women and girls from public life

Women Taliban leaders in Afghanistan are institutionalizing large scale and systematic gender-based discrimination and violence against women and girls, independent UN human rights experts warned on Monday.

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UN chief: ‘Global solidarity is missing in action’

Economic Development Addressing the virtual World Economic Forum, on Monday, the United Nations’ Secretary-General, António Guterres, told world and business leaders that “global solidarity is missing in action”.