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Save lives, support development, and ‘steer our world to safer roads ahead’: Guterres 

Road traffic accidents claim nearly 1.3 million lives each year, cost some countries up to three per cent of their annual GDP, and are the biggest killer of five to 29-year olds globally, the UN General Assembly President told a High-level Meeting on Improving Global Road Safety on Thursday.

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A table-type coral nursery growing several species, including the almost extinct Acroporas in the Caribbean.

Exploring the largest ocean reef restoration project in the Americas: ‘One Million Corals for Colombia’

Climate and EnvironmentThe marine treasures of Colombia are often overlooked, as the country is known more for its mountains and the colourful towns that dot its coffee region. But just below the waves, a vibrant undersea world with over a thousand square kilometres of coral reef awaits those who take the plunge.

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Life after Conflict – Family and connection

Exploring how our deepest loves and connections shape us, in the face of harm and loss, as well as drive us to continue, even after conflict.

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COVID-19: BA.4 and BA.5 variants spur 20 per cent rise in cases

Health COVID-19 cases are on the rise in some 110 countries, driven by the BA.4 and BA.5 variants, said the UN health agency chief on Wednesday, amounting to a 20 per cent spike overall, and a rise in the number of deaths across three of the six world regions monitored by the World Health Organization.

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Safer roads, a global development challenge for all: Senior UN official 

Health Every 24 seconds someone is killed in traffic, making safety on the world’s roads a global development challenge for all societies, especially for the most vulnerable, a senior UN official has said, ahead of the first ever High-level General Assembly Meeting on Improving Road Safety.