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Illegal bets add up to 1.7 trillion dollars each year: new UN report  

Up to $1.7 trillion is estimated to be wagered on illicit betting markets each year, according to a new report released on Thursday by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).  

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The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) 2021 Champions of the Earth.
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The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) 2021 Champions of the Earth.

Women sweep UN’s 2021 ‘Champions of the Earth’ awards 

Climate and EnvironmentA Caribbean-based prime minister, a scientist, a group of indigenous women, and an entrepreneur were announced on Tuesday as this year’s winners of the United Nations’ Champions of the Earth awards.

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The Glasgow Climate Conference officially opened on 31 October, with some 50,000 delegates, NGOs and press registered.
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Photo Story: Beyond the negotiations, COP26 in pictures

The eyes of the world turned to Glasgow, Scotland, as the United Nations climate summit known as COP26 opened on 31 October, with UN diplomats and politicians seeking new commitments to curb greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to the impacts of a warming planet.

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Women, children and other vulnerable groups are more likely to have their human rights impacted by unilateral sanctions.
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Unilateral sanctions particularly harmful to women, children, other vulnerable groups

Human Rights Women, children and other vulnerable groups are more likely to have their human rights impacted by unilateral sanctions, an independent UN human rights expert alerted on Wednesday.

Tendayi Achiume, Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Racism and Racial Discrimination.
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UN’s truth-teller on racism, xenophobia and intolerance sees signs of hope, amid COVID quagmire and rising hate speech

Human Rights She is outspoken, candid, and speaks truth to power. She is known to lecture governments and tell them how to improve their track record on xenophobia, racism, racial discrimination, and all forms of intolerance.