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World’s richest countries damaging child health worldwide: UNICEF

Over-consumption in the world’s richest countries is creating unhealthy, dangerous, and toxic conditions for children globally, according to a new report published on Tuesday by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

 

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Ilarion Celestin tends his beehives in Bonbon, Haiti.
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Ilarion Celestin tends his beehives in Bonbon, Haiti.

First Person: Sweet taste of modern beekeeping

Economic DevelopmentBeekeepers in the southern Haitian commune of Bonbon are creating a buzz around honey in an area which is recovering from an earthquake in 2021.

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A sweet solution to a mammoth problem

It’s true; elephants are surprisingly afraid of bees. It’s hard to believe that these goliaths are afraid of a small insect, but this fear may help save their lives. This vulnerability is now being used in the elephant’s favour, by enterprising and innovative groups like South Africa’s Elephants Alive.

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Global jobs market recovery ‘has gone into reverse’, warns UN labour agency

Economic Development The recovery of the global jobs market is going into reverse, the UN labour agency, ILO, said on Monday, blaming COVID-19 and “other multiple crises” that have increased inequalities within and between countries. 

Deputy Secretary-General Amina Jane Mohammed meets with Indonesian youth leaders on climate in Jakarta, Indonesia on May 22, 2022.
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‘We Have to Make Peace with Nature’: UN Deputy Chief meets inspiring young climate leaders in Indonesia

Climate and Environment A portable solar generator in a black case, and an eggplant grown in organic soil, were among the diverse items that a group of young climate leaders in Jakarta shared with the UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed this weekend, embodying their own personal inspiration, and efforts to advance the fight against climate change.