Time to work on climate change agreement: Moroccan Minister

Countries have given life to the UN-brokered Paris Agreement on climate change and it is now time to work on meeting its goal of limiting global temperature rises, Morocco’s Environment Minister has said.

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Weather presenters trained to become climate presenters

Weather presenters worldwide are learning how to make climate change cool.

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has been training these experts to better educate the public about extreme weather and its impact on the planet.

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African nations are ready to step up ahead of COP22

African nations are ready to step into a greater role to fight climate change ahead of this year’s UN Climate Change Conference, COP22.

That’s according Said Mouline, in charge of public and private partnerships for the COP22 planning committee.

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Morocco’s agriculture-focused ‘Green Plan’ must benefit all, says UN rights expert

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Hilal Elver, has commended Morocco’s achievements in reducing extreme poverty and eliminating hunger through crucial economic and social reforms, while also urging the authorities to reach all regions, paying particular attention to those living in remote areas and vulnerable groups.

Women-owned cooperatives closing gender gap in rural Morocco

Small loans to women-owned cooperatives from the UN’s agricultural development fund, IFAD, are helping to close the gender gap in Morocco.

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Inter-religious cooperation can tackle extremism

Religious leaders from around the world agreed there is a need to strengthen inter-religious cooperation to tackle religious extremism.

The spiritual chiefs attended a two-day forum in Fez, Morocco, to discuss their role in preventing incitement to violence and atrocities.

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Morocco shares its approach to fighting terrorism and extremism

Morocco has developed a strategy to prevent the abuse of religion to justify and incite terrorist violence and is now sharing it with the world.

These measures were introduced in response to the 2003 terrorist bombings in Casablanca.

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On first visit, UN rights chief urges Morocco to expedite pending laws

Morocco has made great strides towards the better promotion and protection of human rights, United Nations High Commissioner Navi Pillay said at the end of her first official visit to the country, but urged officials to approve pending draft laws and more robustly implement and enforce new legislation.

FAO urges four African countries to brace for Desert Locust swarms

Four countries in northwest Africa are being urged to prepare for the likely arrival of swarms of Desert Locusts, the most devastating of the species.

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Morocco must do more to eradicate torture, says UN rights expert

While a culture of human rights is emerging in Morocco, the authorities must do more to eradicate torture and ill-treatment, says an independent United Nations human rights expert.