Protect forests for ‘people, planet and prosperity’, Guterres urges on World Wildlife Day

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Under increasing threat from the  unsustainable use of forest resources and wildlife trafficking, the UN chief called on Wednesday for people and governments everywhere to step up efforts to protect forests and support forest communities. 

Nigeria: Traumatized, abducted schoolchildren need rehabilitation – independent rights experts 

INTERVIEW: The women activists aiming to make history in Vanuatuan politics

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FROM THE FIELD: Taming the illegal wildlife trafficking trade

Cargo ships have become increasingly favoured over the last year as a means for criminal organizations to transport illegal wildlife products, , after COVID-19 related restrictions disrupted other forms of transportation.

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Secretary-General urges countries to end ‘deadly addiction’ to coal

The world still has a “fighting chance” to limit global warming by ending dependence on coal, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told representatives from governments, local authorities and the private sector, meeting online on Tuesday. 

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First Person: Fighting for women’s financial freedom

Around the world, the opportunities for women to lead successful, financially secure lives are being limited by government legislation, company policies and deep-rooted misogyny. The UN is leading efforts to give women more access to digital financial tools, seen as essential to playing a full part in the global economy.

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Equitable vaccine delivery plan needs more support to succeed: COVAX partners

The equitable coronavirus vaccine delivery initiative COVAX that has delivered its first doses to West Africa and Latin America in the past few days, is a credit to international solidarity, but potential obstacles must be overcome if a fully global rollout is to be achieved, UN health agency chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Tuesday.

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Untreated hearing loss threatens nearly 2.5 billion people worldwide – WHO 

By 2050, around one-in-four people will be living with some degree of hearing loss, the UN health agency warned on Tuesday, in its first World Report on Hearing

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