Migration and the climate crisis: the UN’s search for solutions

Throughout human history, migration and climate have always been connected, but in the modern era, the impacts of the man-made climate crisis are likely to extensively change the patterns of human settlement.

Migration and the climate crisis: the UN’s search for solutions
July 31, 2019 at 02:54PM : International People Search
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FROM THE FIELD: Turning waste into a business in the slums of Yaoundé, Cameroon

The increasing volume and complexity of waste associated with modern economies is posing a serious risk to ecosystems and human health. Every year, an estimated 11.2 billion tons of solid waste are collected worldwide, according to the UN Environment Programme.

FROM THE FIELD: Turning waste into a business in the slums of Yaoundé, Cameroon
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Greater investment in family-friendly policies critical to support breastfeeding – UNICEF

While the benefits of breastfeeding for both children and mothers are extensive, policies that support nursing, particularly in workplaces, are not yet available to most mothers worldwide, the Head of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Wednesday.  

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New UN report shows record number of children killed and maimed in conflict

A new UN report has found that 2018 was the worst year on record for children caught up in armed conflict; the year saw the highest numbers killed or maimed since the United Nations began monitoring the violation.

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July 30, 2019 at 10:27AM
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Conflict, climate change among factors that increase ‘desperation that enables human trafficking to flourish’, says UN chief

To mark the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has stressed that “human trafficking is a heinous crime that affects every region of the world” – especially women and children.

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July 30, 2019 at 06:30AM
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Conflict, climate change among factors that increase ‘desperation that enables human trafficking to flourish’, says UN chief

To mark the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has stressed that “human trafficking is a heinous crime that affects every region of the world” – especially women and children.

Conflict, climate change among factors that increase ‘desperation that enables human trafficking to flourish’, says UN chief
July 30, 2019 at 06:30AM : International People Search
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Murder of Brazilian indigenous leader a ‘worrying symptom’ of land invasion

In the wake of the murder of indigenous leader Emrya Wajãpi in Brazil, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, has called on the country’s authorities to “react quickly and decisively” to protect the rights of indigenous peoples on their lands.

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July 29, 2019 at 02:22PM
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Easing ‘classroom crisis’ in Côte d’Ivoire brick by (plastic) brick

In an innovative partnership, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and a Colombian social enterprise announced on Monday that it had broken ground on a first-of-its-kind factory to convert plastic waste in Côte d’Ivoire into modular, easy-to-assemble, low-cost plastic bricks for classrooms in the West African country.

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July 29, 2019 at 08:43AM
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The voices of Afghan women ‘must be heard at the table in the peace process and beyond’ UN deputy chief tells Security Council

Afghan women have “paid a high price” during their country’s conflict over nearly the past four decades, the United Nations deputy chief told the Security Council on Friday, following fresh “horrific attacks” on Thursday.

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Friday’s Daily Brief: Libya mass drownings response: Syria ‘carnage’ denounced, food aid doubled for Ebola-affected in DR Congo

Our main stories today: UN leaders call for a return to sea rescues in the Mediterranean, following Libya shipwreck; UN human rights chief denounces indifference to victims of Syrian airstrikes; World Food Programme doubles supplies to those affected by Ebola outbreak in DR Congo, and WHO urges more investment to eradicate hepatitis.

Friday’s Daily Brief: Libya mass drownings response: Syria ‘carnage’ denounced, food aid doubled for Ebola-affected in DR Congo
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