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UN chief urges global cooperation on sustainable use of water

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It is essential that nations cooperate to ensure water is shared equitably and used sustainably, the UN Secretary-General told the Security Council on Tuesday. António Guterres was addressing a meeting looking at the issue of preventive diplomacy and water disputes across national borders. Dianne Penn reports. Mr Guterres pointed out that water, peace and security [...]

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News in Brief 6 June 2017 (PM)

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American actor Adrian Grenier latest UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador Hollywood star Adrian Grenier has landed a new role: UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador. The American actor will advocate for reducing single-use plastic, a factor in marine pollution, in addition to supporting protection for wildlife that inhabit the seas. His designation ceremony was held on the roof [...]

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

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Late UN official advocate for women, girls' sexual 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. That's what John Mosoti, Chief of the agency's Multilateral Affairs Branch said shortly after the passing of Dr Babatunde was announced [...]

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UN Daily News Programme 06 June 2017

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Listen to a bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, with Matthew Wells and Dianne Penn. In today's programme: The UN human rights chief says naming and shaming countries responsible for grave violations is the right thing to do… And Gabon unveils a bold new plan here at UN Headquarters, to conserve its [...]

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Gabon to create vast network of protected marine areas in Africa

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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. Speaking on the margins of the United Nations Ocean Conference, he said the network would include 9 new marine parks and 11 aquatic reserves covering just over [...]

6 Jun 2017 | Posted in High-Level UN Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14, Sustainable Development Goals, Today's Features | Read More »

Rights chief defends naming and shaming of States

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The UN's Human Rights chief has defended the naming of Member States accused of grave violations, in an address at the Human Rights Council in Geneva. Speaking on the opening day of the Council's 35th session, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein also criticised harassment of three of the body's rights experts, who have faced "smear and [...]

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Education aid falls for sixth consecutive year: UNESCO

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Aid-funding for education worldwide has fallen for the sixth consecutive year, according to a policy paper published on Tuesday by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). It says total aid for education stands at US$12 billion, some four per cent lower than in 2010. UNESCO warns that the shortfall could have an impact [...]

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

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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. That's what John Mosoti, Chief of the agency's Multilateral Affairs Branch said shortly after the passing of Dr Babatunde was announced at the UN. The renowned global health expert died suddenly [...]

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News in Brief 6 June 2017 (AM) – Geneva

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Mosul civilians lie dead in street: Zeid tells Human Rights Council The bodies of Iraqi men, women and children murdered by ISIL extremists lie in the streets of Western Mosul, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Tuesday. Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein was addressing the Human Rights Council in Geneva, on the opening [...]

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Decisions at UN conference "most important ever made" for the ocean

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Decisions made at this week's UN Ocean Conference could chart the future for the next thousand years of ocean change. That's the enthusiastic view of one of the leading scientists who's at UN Headquarters this week, marine biologist Douglas McCauley. The Director of the University of California's Benioff Ocean Initiative, says that despite the degradation [...]

6 Jun 2017 | Posted in High-Level UN Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14, Sustainable Development Goals, Today's Features | Read More »

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