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UN and Africa: focus on DR Congo, climate pollutants and Somalia

UN to conduct inquiry into deaths of DRC experts

The United Nations has confirmed the deaths of two members of a Security Council expert group who had been missing in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) for more than two weeks. Michael Sharp and Zaida Catalán, accompanied by four Congolese nationals, were in the Kasaï Central region when they disappeared on 12 March. Their remains were discovered on Monday by peacekeepers with the UN mission in the country, MONUSCO. Dianne Penn reports.

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“Business as usual not an option” for farmers

“Business as usual is not an option” for farmers across the world, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Changes to the climate are directly affecting the productivity and livelihoods of farmers, especially in developing countries and the UN food agency is warning that up to 120 million could fall into poverty if they fail to adapt to the new conditions.

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“Now inevitable” climate change agreement will come into force

“What once seemed impossible” in terms of bringing a global climate change agreement into force, “is now inevitable” according to the UN Secretary General.

Ban Ki-moon was speaking at a High Level event on the entry into force of the Paris Agreement, which was agreed to by more than 190 states last December.

Countries have pledged to develop national plans which will limit global temperature rises due to carbon emissions to less than 2 degrees Celsius.

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World must “wake up from the fog of success” over climate change

The world needs to “wake up from the fog of success” over the Paris Agreement on climate change, according to the President of the World Bank.

Jim Yong Kim was speaking at the Climate Action 2016 summit in Washington DC, which began on Wednesday.

He said that the achievement of last December’s historic agreement which was officially signed by 175 countries last month, could be lost without immediate action.