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How will development in the Arctic affect Asia?

Climate change is melting the Arctic, but its thawing presents economic opportunities for Asia. Can development come without the destruction of this unique ecos...   [ continue reading...]

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“What do you Become When you Shoot to Kill Someone who is Unarmed, & not an Immediate Threat to You?”

Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein is UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, addressing a Special Session of the UN Human Rights Counc...   [ continue reading...]

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Grass Planting Reduces Soil Erosion, Risk of Landslides in Rohingya Refugee Camps

Over two million vetiver grass plants have been distributed by IOM, the UN Migration Agency, in the past two weeks to reduce soil erosion and the risk of landsl...   [ continue reading...]

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Will Climate Change Cause More Migrants than Wars?

Climate change is one of the main drivers of migration and will be increasingly so. It will even have a more significant role in the displacement of people than...   [ continue reading...]

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ICBA scientists start growing halophytic vegetables in UAE

Scientists at the International Centre for Biosaline Agriculture, ICBA, have successfully started growing halophytic (salt-loving) vegetables in the UAE conditi...   [ continue reading...]

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Indigenous Peoples Recover Native Languages in Mexico

Ángel Santiago is a Mexican teenager who speaks one of the variations of the Zapotec language that exists in the state of Oaxaca, in the southwest of Mex...   [ continue reading...]

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Leveraging Climate Finance in Africa

What: GGGI, in partnership with the Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, and the Government of Rwanda will host a side event during the 53...   [ continue reading...]

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Africa Gains Momentum in Green Climate Solutions

Promoting the widespread use of innovative technologies will be critical to combat the hostile effects of climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, an...   [ continue reading...]

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Growth in global economy exceeds expectations, but increased risks could threaten economic outlook, UN report says

Growth in the world economy is surpassing expectations and global GDP is now expected to expand by more than 3 per cent this year and in 2019, reflecting strong...   [ continue reading...]

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Research, for Whom?

Dr Abhay Bang (MD, MPH, D. Sc (Hon), D. Lit (Hon.) is a physician, an internationally recognised public health expert, and the founder director of SEARCHThe pos...   [ continue reading...]

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“The Spread of Equal Citizenship Rights Is the Gateway to Peace,“ Says Chairman of the Geneva Centre

The Chairman of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim appealed to societies worldwide to embrace mod...   [ continue reading...]

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GGGI raises bar in support of green and climate finance mobilization

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), in 2017, helped mobilize over half a billion USD for green investments that aim to support developing countries and em...   [ continue reading...]

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White House Should State Opposition to Saudi Threat to Acquire Nuclear Weapons

Daryl G. Kimball is Executive Director, Arms Control Association & Thomas Countryman is Board of Directors, Chairman, and former U.S. Assistant Secretary of...   [ continue reading...]

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Climate Finance: The Paris Agreement’s “Lifeblood”

As negotiators concluded ten days of climate talks in Bonn last week, climate finance was underlined as a key element without which the Paris Agreement’s...   [ continue reading...]

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Fighting Inequality in Asia and the Pacific

Shamshad Akhtar is the Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)T...   [ continue reading...]

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IOM Moves Thousands of Rohingya Refugees to Safer Ground

Almost 12,000 Rohingya refugees have now been moved to safer ground by IOM, the UN Migration Agency, as storms continue to lash southern Bangladesh, damaging ta...   [ continue reading...]

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Chile, an Oasis for Haitians that Has Begun to Run Dry

A wave of Haitian migrants has arrived in Chile in recent years, changing the face of low-income neighbourhoods. But this oasis has begun to dry up, thanks to m...   [ continue reading...]

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United Arab Emirates: Entering into a Sustainable Future

   The end of the oil age In the early 1970’s the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was an impoverished desert, with little access to food, water and w...   [ continue reading...]

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Child Slavery Refuses to Disappear in Latin America

Child labour has been substantially reduced in Latin America, but 5.7 million children below the legal minimum age are still working and a large proportion of t...   [ continue reading...]

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UAE leads region in renewable energy: APICORP report says

The UAE has done impressive work to stay on track with the renewable energy targets and with phases 3 and 4 of the Dubai Solar Park to begin commissioning by th...   [ continue reading...]

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