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U.N. Announces the First “World Bicycle Day” – this Sunday, June 3

New York, N.Y. On June 3, 2018, the first official World Bicycle Day will be celebrated. A lone bicyclist speeds through traffic on a busy street in  Brooklyn, New York, USA. Photo: U.N. Photo/Andre Istria. Why celebrate the bicycle? The bicycle is a simple, affordable, reliable, clean and environmentally fit sustainable means of transportation; The bicycle […]

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U.N. Launches Strategy For Environmental Footprint

New York, N.Y.  Underscoring the importance of environmental protection and management in the work of peacekeeping missions, the United Nations Department of Field Support (DFS) today launched a new strategy to maximize its peace operations’ efficiency in the use of natural resources, and to minimize their risk to people, societies and ecosystems. The United Nations […]

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Water Resources ‘A Reason For Cooperation, Not Conflict

New York, N.Y. Noting that three quarters of UN Member States share rivers or lake basins with their neighbours, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today highlighted the value of water resources as a reason for cooperation, not conflict.                                       […]

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‘Great Green Wall’ Initiative to Combat Climate Change in Africa

New York, N.Y. At the United Nations Climate Conference (COP 22) under way in Marrakech, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) participated in the launch of a ground breaking map of restoration opportunities to combat climate change in Africa, an area being called the ‘Great Green Wall.’ A farmer transporting hay to Tera weekly market, […]

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Ban hails ‘New Dawn of Cooperation on Climate Change’

New York, N.Y. Ten days after the entry into force of the Paris Agreement on climate change, world leaders showed strong support for the implementation of this agreement at the opening of the high-level segment of the United Nations Climate Conference in Marrakech, Morocco, (COP 22) today. Country Flags outside the UN COP22 venue in Marrakech, Morocco. […]

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Heads of State and Gov’t to Attend Marrakech Climate Conference

New York, N.Y. Ten days after the entry into force of the landmark Paris Agreement, dozens of heads of State and Government are expected on Tuesday at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 22), which started in Marrakech, Morocco, on 7 November 2016. COP22 President and Morocco’s Foreign Minister Salaheddine Mezouar (left) with COP […]

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U.N. Spotlights Water for Climate Change Solution

New York, NY– In a first for United Nations climate change conferences, a special day was devoted to action on water issues, providing stakeholders gathered in Marrakech, Morocco, for the so-called ‘COP 22’ an opportunity spotlight water as a way of providing solutions to help implement the Paris Agreement. A water tap in Rwanda. Photo: World […]

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U.N. Latest ‘Greening the Blue’ Report Shows Great Progress

New York, N.Y. 7 November 2016 – In the latest edition of the United Nations report on the organization’s greenhouse gas emissions, the world body announced that it emitted two million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent in 2015 and that a total of 28 UN system entities took systematic approaches to improve their environmental performance, […]

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Wayfair Accused of Selling Mattresses to Youth “Detention Centers”

U.N.: World Faces ‘Climate Apartheid’ with 120 Million More in Poverty

Australia Rescues Children of Dead Islamic State Fighters

Beyond Skin: Norm Yip Celebrates LGBTQ Pride with Luce Support

Immigrant Defense Project Releases “Know Your Rights With ICE”

Blue America Stands Proudly, Strongly With New Immigrants