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Ocean Conference shines light on illegal trade: CITES chief

The illegal trade in marine species is one of the major issues that needs to be under the spotlight at the UN Ocean Conference this week.

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Gabon to create vast network of protected marine areas in Africa

Gabon has announced a bold new initiative to conserve the “incredible natural treasures” of its coastal waters, Lee White, the Director of Gabon’s National Parks confirmed on Tuesday.

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Rights chief defends naming and shaming of States

The UN’s Human Rights chief has defended the naming of Member States accused of grave violations, in an address at the

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Late UN official advocate for women's, girls’ reproductive rights

The late Executive Director of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, was a passionate advocate for women and girl’s reproductive health rights.

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Decisions at UN conference “most important ever made” for the ocean

Decisions made at this week’s UN Ocean Conference could chart the future for the next thousand years of ocean change.

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UN Gender Focus: UN mourns "great champion for women, girls" and Ocean Conference

Late UN official advocate for women, girls’ sexual reproductive rights

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Greening the planet, one bite of chocolate at a time

Boutique chocolatier Rhonda Kave, also known as Roni-Sue, loves everything about chocolate, including sharing it with cruise ship travelers in Belize.

She was one of the special visitors at UN Headquarters on Monday attending the Green Fair, to showcase sustainable living.

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Greening world of work is the future: UN labour chief

Decent “green” jobs are the future and they must be placed at the heart of the sustainable development agenda, the chief of the International Labour Organization (ILO) said on Monday.

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“Put aside short-term national gain” to save the ocean: UN chief

UN Member States need to “put aside short-term national gain” in order to protect the ocean, which represents “the lifeblood of our planet”.

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UN Ocean Conference “a dream come true” for Caribbean nations

A global conference on protecting oceans and marine resources is “a dream come true” for the Caribbean, according to the man who keeps the region informed about UN priorities.

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