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Food supply for millions could run out this month in Afghanistan.

4 min read
Food stocks in Afghanistan could run out as soon as this month, a senior UN official warned on Wednesday, urging the international community to step up support for the country.

How governments are using COVID as an excuse to crack down on the public’s right to know.

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Under cover of the coronavirus many countries are passing more draconian media laws.

Keeping hope of 1.5°C limit alive is vital to spurring global action.

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How fast we stop warming at 1.5°C and the global community cuts greenhouse gas emissions to zero depends on the interrelated actions of a huge mix of people – government ministers most importantly, but also business chiefs, investors, banks, religious leaders, activists and citizens.

UN experts condemn “reprehensible” UK racism report that “repackages racist tropes and stereotypes into fact”.

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UN human rights experts yesterday strongly rejected the UK Government-backed report into racism and ethnic disparities in the country, saying the review further distorted and falsified historic facts, and could even fuel racism, racial discrimination and negative racial stereotypes.

COVID-19 lays bare social inequality, as COVAX doses top 36 million.

3 min read
The COVID-19 crisis has revealed how unequal our societies are: As more countries are receiving vaccine doses, “most people in low and middle income countries still must watch and wait,” said the UN chief.

Earth Hour: ‘Make peace with nature’ – UN chief.

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The world marked the Earth Hour on Saturday as countries globally dimmed their lights at 8:30 pm local time – an event that, according to the UN, encourages individuals, communities, and businesses to turn off non-essential electric lights, for one hour.

By threatening biodiversity, humanity is threatening the conditions for its own survival.

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As the living tissue of the earth, biodiversity is “intimately linked to human health” the head of the UN’s scientific agency told a global forum on Wednesday, noting that “we are part of that living tissue”.
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