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Podcast: Lawyer runs 40 marathons to highlight water, sanitation issues

A charity runner who does not particularly enjoy running has completed 40 marathons in 40 days to raise awareness about the global goal of providing all people with clean water and sanitation by 2030.

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Caribbean taking action to protect ocean: sustainable tourism expert

The ocean is the “main player” in Caribbean tourism and this “fragile resource” must be protected.

That’s the opinion of the Director of Sustainable Tourism for the 33-member Association of Caribbean States (ACS), Julio Orozco.

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FAO helping countries to achieve “oceans” SDG

Countries are expected to underline their commitment to protect marine and coastal areas when they meet at UN Headquarters this week for the first-ever Ocean Conference.

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Don’t forget vulnerability of farmers and their families: FAO

Social protections for vulnerable farmers and their families need to be expanded in many countries across the world, in recognition of the vital role they play in food production.

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Paris climate accord to continue, despite US withdrawal

That’s what UN Secretary-General António Guterres told reporters at a press encounter in St. Petersburg, Russia on Friday.

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Turtle advocate from Trinidad spurs sea change in her community

A woman who was once called crazy for protecting sea turtles from poachers has helped to make her community a model for marine conservation in the Caribbean.

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Ocean Conference to see action on sea pollution, fish stock depletion

Tackling challenges such as marine pollution and dwindling fish stocks will top the global agenda next week when Heads of State, civil society representatives and the private sector convene at UN Headquarters to spur action to improve the state of the world’s oceans.

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Forest project in Trinidad & Tobago also protects marine life: FAO

Civil society groups, government agencies and local people in Trinidad and Tobago are coming together to improve management of forests and other protected areas, including those linked to the sea.

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UN chief says “no time for complacency” in global AIDS fight

There is no time for complacency” in the fight against AIDS, the UN Secretary-General warned in his latest report on halting and reversing the global epidemic.

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2.7 million children in care homes worldwide: UNICEF

At least 2.7 million children live in care institutions around the world where there's a risk of long-term developmental problems, the UN has warned.

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