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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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Tech experts, gamers use skills to achieve UN development targets

Hands-free gardening for a greener future, using video games to achieve the UN global development goals – these are just some of the ideas that are being shared at a conference in the German city of Bonn.

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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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Preventing hearing loss "infinitely easier" than treating it: WHO

Over five per cent of the world’s population is living with hearing loss, but preventing the condition is “infinitely easier” than treating it.

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Boost policies to address drug abuse among women: UN body

Governments are being urged to provide more funding to prevent and treat drug abuse among women.

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Kids who “stick out” get bullied but it’s worse for LGBTI: UN expert

Any kid who “sticks out” and is different gets bullied, but it’s worse for those who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI), a UN human rights expert has warned.

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UN expert on violence against women visits Australia

Multiple forms of discrimination and exclusion are behind the “alarmingly high prevalence” of violence experienced by indigenous women in Australia, according to a UN human rights expert.

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UN Gender Focus: UN deputy chief, UN Women forum and Indigenous women

We must reinvent ourselves” to serve world better: UN deputy chief

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Global Festival of Ideas for Sustainable Development kicks off in Bonn

The first-ever conference that combines game playing and policy making got underway in the German city of Bonn this Wednesday.

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