environment

Disaster Risk Reduction plan takes centre stage in Montreal

A regional action plan for the Americas to reduce the risks posed by disaster will be at the top of the agenda in the Canadian city of Montreal this week, when a UN-led conference gets underway.

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Development expert: SDGs cannot succeed without collaboration

The UN sustainable development agenda cannot succeed without collaboration, a British development expert attending a global conference in Germany said on Friday.

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Indigenous often "overlooked" in conservation effort: FAO

Indigenous peoples have a “key role” in wildlife conservation because of their “deep understanding” of the native ecology.

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News in Brief 1 March 2017 (AM)

Schools and clinics “severely devastated” by cyclone in Mozambique

An emergency appeal has been launched to help around 550,000 people affected by the aftermath of Cyclone Dineo, which has caused “severe devastation” to areas of Mozambique, the UN team there said on Wednesday.

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UNEP launches #CleanSeas campaign to reduce plastic use

Unless people stop dumping plastic items such as bottles, bags and cups after using them just once, there could be more plastic in the oceans than fish by 2050.

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News in Brief 24 February 2017 (PM)

Tighter rules needed to combat air pollution, UN experts urge

Countries have a duty to strengthen legislation that prevents and controls exposure to toxic air pollution, UN human rights experts have urged.

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UN rights experts urge action to curb 'invisible threat' of toxic air

United Nations human rights experts are calling for strong, urgent action by States to ensure that people around the world can enjoy the human right to live in environments free from contamination.

UNDP addressing suffering in NE Nigeria

Humanitarians are meeting in Oslo this Friday to address a crisis which they say has reached grave proportions: the suffering of millions in Nigeria and the Lake Chad region at the hands of Boko Haram militants.

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UN and Africa: focus on South Sudan crisis, Southern Africa and multilingualism

South Sudan famine aid effort hampered by security fears

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UN Gender Focus: climate crises, Pacific women and public employment

Resilient health care systems “bread and butter” in helping women cope with climate crises: WHO

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