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“Growing determination” builds to address climate change

The world is showing a “growing determination” to address climate change, according to one of the UN’s leading experts on the subject.

Christiana Figueres is the head of the UN climate change secretariat (UNFCCC).

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Ethiopia battles worst drought in 30 years

More than 10 million people in Ethiopia are going hungry as the country faces its worst drought in three decades.

The situation was brought on by the El Niño weather event which has caused crop failures and decimated livestock herds.

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UN and Africa: focus on El Niño, Lake Chad and Darfur

El Niño threat puts world in “unchartered territory”

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“Central role” needed for ethics in Sustainable Development Goals

Ethical considerations need to play a more “central role” in the implementation of the global Sustainable Development Goals, or

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El Niño threat puts world in “uncharted territory”

Drought and crop failure in some parts of the world, unseasonal rainfall and flooding in others: these are some of the conditions brought on by the current El Niño phenomenon.

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UN and Africa: focus on South Sudan, refugees in Kenya and UNAMID

Refugee movements from South Sudan a “disturbing trend”

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