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CLIMATE CHANGE / US HEAT RECORD

The head of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's Climate Change Support team, Marcela Main, provides a global perspective on today’s announcement that the United States experienced its hottest year in history in 2012. UNTV / FILE

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ILO / DOMESTIC WORKERS

According to the new ILO report "Domestic workers across the world", more than 52 million people worldwide are employed as domestic workers. Eighty percent of them are women. ILO

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KENYA / WATER

More than seven million seedlings have been planted in the water catchment along the eastern slopes of Mount Kenya. Trees hold rainwater in the soil and keep it flowing to small farmers, who can grow more high-value crops like snow peas for export. IFAD

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GENEVA / DOMESTIC WORKERS REPORT LAUNCH

The Deputy Director-General of the UN International Labour Organization (ILO), Sandra Polaski, told reporters in Geneva today that millions of domestic workers are highly vulnerable to exploitation because they are not protected under general labour laws. ILO

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