climate change

News in Brief 12 May 2020

  • Tropics, northern hemisphere facing hotter temperatures
  • COVID-19 pushes millions more in Middle East, North Africa into food crisis
  • Nigeria violence forces 23,000 refugees into Niger in a month
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News in Brief 30 April 2020

  • Disabilities are no reason to deny people their rights during COVID: Bachelet
  • Cuba sanctions is obstructing aid response to coronavirus, say rights experts
  • Greta Thunberg adds voice to child rights driven coronavirus campaign
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News in Brief 22 April 2020

  • COVID-19 will only give brief respite to climate crisis
  • Planet hotter than ever: UN weather agency on Earth Day
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News in Brief 16 April 2020

  • UN chief expresses solidarity for Africa as continent ‘braces’ for pandemic
  • Europeans remain in midst of storm, warns region’s UN health chief
  • ‘No evidence’ polio vaccine prevents COVID-19
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News in Brief 2 April 2020

  • Key COP26 climate summit postponed to ‘safeguard lives'
  • Spike in hunger across Africa’s central Sahel as COVID-19 looms
  • Address challenges facing migrant workers in India: UN rights chief
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Reaching ‘beyond the possible’ in Hawaii to meet sustainability goals

The people and government of the US state of Hawaii will reach “beyond the possible” to make the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) a reality; The SDGs are a set of targets agreed by countries around the world to reduce poverty, protect the planet and ensure peace and prosperity for all, by 2030. Hawaii introduced its own initiative, Sustainable Hawaii, in 2016 in support of the SDGs.

World Water Day: Often overlooked, water resources are essential part of solution to climate change

On World Water Day, the United Nations launched a flagship report which says that reducing both the impacts and drivers of climate change will require major shifts in the way we use and reuse the Earth’s limited water resources. 

News in Brief 6 March 2020

  • COVID-19: countries, businesses must protect people as virus spreads, urges UN rights chief 
  • Europe sees warmest winter on record – UN weather agency 
  • Americas first region to show more than 30 per cent of women parliamentarians – IPU  
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News in Brief 3 March 2020

  • Myanmar doing too little to ensure return of displaced Rohingya, says UN refugee agency chief
  • No country is free from child sexual abuse, exploitation, UN’s top rights forum hears
  • Bright sparks help UN South Sudan mission curb global warming
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Protecting migratory species in a rapidly changing world

Many animals – including birds, fish and mammals – migrate along set routes in search of food or breeding grounds. How best to protect them in a rapidly changing world is the focus of a major UN wildlife meeting which opened in Gandhinagar, India, on Monday.