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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.

2 min read
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.

3 min read
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”.

‘We sink or we swim together’: 5 things you need to know about COVAX.

4 min read
COVAX has been trending in stories about the COVID-19 pandemic in recent days, particularly in relation to the shipment of vaccines to Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire, the first to arrive in Africa. Here’s a recap of what COVAX is, and why it is so important.

Australia, fighting Facebook, is the latest country to struggle against foreign influence on journalism.

6 min read
The battle between media companies and foreign governments over who controls the news dates back some 150 years, to when European and US wire services dictated the world's headlines.

UN rights office ‘deeply dismayed’ by Navalny sentencing.

2 min read
The UN human rights office (OHCHR) has expressed dismay over the sentencing of Russian opposition politician and activist Aleksei Navalny, and urged the Russian authorities to release scores of his supporters arrested during rallies protesting his detention.

Cuts to UK foreign aid budget are shortsighted and could damage British interests.

5 min read
Overseas aid doesn’t just help developing countries, Britain also benefits hugely. If you wish to punch above your weight you need to have something to help you land the punch.
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