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Focus is on conflict and disaster, for World Day Against Child Labour

A significant number of the nearly 170 million child workers globally are living in areas affected by disaster and conflict, according to the International Labour Organization (ILO).

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First-ever Oceans Advocate makes a splash in NY

The new Oceans Advocate, globally-acclaimed Australian singer-songwriter Cody Simpson, learned how to swim before he could walk.

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“I love my ocean and I want to protect it”: Aboriginal artist says

An Aboriginal Australian behind an exhibit at the United Nations has been using his art to sound the alarm over abandoned fishing nets.

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On patrol with the group protecting turtles in Trinidad and Tobago

Conserving marine resources takes centre stage this week at the first-ever Ocean Conference being held at UN Headquarters in New York.

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Lack of ocean science could threaten planet’s wellbeing: UNESCO

The lack of scientific data on the oceans is a key missed opportunity for development and a potential threat to the planet, the UN said on Thursday.

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Ocean Conference shows power of “global visions”

The historic UN Ocean Conference came together on Wednesday to celebrate World Oceans Day together with people from around the world.

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Switch to refillable bottles to save oceans from plastic, says advocate

A growing movement aimed at getting Londoners to stop using throw-away plastic bottles has joined forces with the United Nations to save the ocean.

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Recycle Africa enlists UN help to turn “trash to treasure”

To mark the UN Ocean Conference, one African recycling company, has been raising awareness of marine , together with UN agencies on the Kenyan coast this week.

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“Digital giants” leading a “cautious” trade recovery: UNCTAD

The “digital giants” of the world economy are having a major impact but global flows of foreign direct investment remain well below their 2007 peak, before the global markets crashed.

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Voyager shares “beauty and horror” witnessed on the ocean

Spanish philanthropist, Álvaro de Marichalar, has been sharing the many “beautiful and horrible” things he’s witnessed during his time at sea.

The Sports Express Foundation (SEF) member was speaking on the margins of the historic United Nations Ocean Conference on Tuesday.

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