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Plastic pollution peril, symptom of world’s ‘out-of-control chemistry experiment’: top explorer

Explorer Paul Rose is usually found in the world’s wildest places where he works with scientists to find solutions to climate change.

For the last two weeks though, he’s been in downtown Geneva at a major UN conference, to encourage countries to ban widely used toxic substances and plastic pollutants.

He’s been talking to Daniel Johnson from UN News about what the average person can do to make a difference.


MONUSCO/Myriam Asmani

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.