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UN Gender Focus: climate change, gender equality and rights of LGBT

Women impacted "disproportionately" by climate change

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“Milestone” resolution to bolster youth and counter extremism

An historic resolution to bolster youth in the global fight against extremism has been hailed as a “milestone”.

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Regional and local communities have role to play in climate deal

Regional and local communities have a vital role to play in addressing climate change issues.

That’s one of the messages coming out of the negotiations in Paris, where world leaders have gathered to hash out a new climate change agreement.

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Call to break “gender imbalance” at UN climate conference

Gender equality must be featured in a new universal climate change agreement and so far it does not figure prominently enough.

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Local action vital, to ensure global warming goal is met

Local climate action is vital to ensure that the goal of keeping global warming to below 2 degrees Celsius is met.

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Women impacted “disproportionately” by climate change

Women are disproportionately impacted by climate change, especially those living in developing countries.

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Major 2016 appeal launched with human suffering at record levels

Human suffering has reached levels not seen since the Second World War, said the UN’s humanitarian affairs chief at the launch of a major appeal on Monday.

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Vets and microbiologists learn to map virus DNA

Veterinarians and microbiologists from Africa and Asia have been learning how to map the DNA of viruses at a workshop organised by the UN’s atomic energy agency, the IAEA.

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Climate Action Summit announced for next year: UN chief

A Climate Action Summit to carry forward the hoped-for agreement on climate change at the on-going COP 21 conference in Paris was announced Saturday.

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Making agriculture more “climate compatible”

Irregular weather conditions such as frequent drought in Africa’s Sahel region and extreme flooding in Myanmar, are having an impact on food systems and affecting millions of people worldwide.

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