Chile’s monkey tree, some dating back to days of Christ, in peril – UN agency

The United Nations environmental agency today called for urgent action to map and protect the world's wild forests following an “ecological disaster” in Chile, where forests made famous by a television series have been almost destroyed by fire, killing monkey puzzle trees dating from the days of Jesus Christ.

Top UN expert on indigenous people heading to Chile

The top United Nations expert on the human rights of indigenous people heads to Chile this Friday to kick off two weeks of meetings and discussions with government officials, civil society actors and indigenous community leaders.

Chile first in Latin America to launch Global Compact, UN agency reports

Chile is the first Latin American country to launch the Global Compact, a United Nations initiative that calls on the private sector to respect labour rights, the environment and human rights to make globalization work for all the world's people, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) announced today.