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At least 50,000 people have been affected by floods in the Gatumba region of Burundi in the past year.
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At least 50,000 people have been affected by floods in the Gatumba region of Burundi in the past year.

The right to a clean and healthy environment: 6 things you need to know

Climate and EnvironmentOn 8 October, loud and unusual applause reverberated around the chamber of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. A battle fought for decades by environmental activists and rights’ defenders, had finally borne fruit.

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UN Secretary-General António Guterres (at podium) addresses the opening of the general debate of the 76th session of the General Assembly.
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PHOTO STORY: UN’s 'busiest' week, draws to a close

It wasn’t quite back to normal, but what is typically the busiest week of the year at the United Nations in New York, did attract around 100 Heads of State and Government from around the world.  

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In a UNDP short film, Frankie the dinosaur urges world leaders not to choose extinction.
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In breach of diplomatic protocol; ‘don’t choose extinction’ dinosaur urges world leaders 

Climate and Environment In a UN first, a ferocious and talkative dinosaur bursts into the iconic General Assembly Hall at UN Headquarters in New York, with a special warning for any diplomats who still think climate action is for the birds.  

Girls stand outside their storm-damanged school on the shores of Lake Tanganyika in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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‘Vague’ net zero promises not enough: planet still on track for catastrophic heating, UN report warns

Climate and Environment New and updated commitments made ahead of the pivotal climate conference COP26 in the past months are a positive step forward, but the world remains on track for a dangerous global temperature rise of at least 2.7°C this century even if fully met, a new report by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has warned.