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Five Million People in Somalia Do Not Have Enough Food, the U.N. Says

Five million people in Somalia, including 300,000 children under five, are suffering from food shortages, according to a new report by the United Nations. Among that estimate — representing over 40% of the population — 50,000 children are described as “severely malnourished.” 109 more words

U.N. Warns that 90% of World’s Fish Stock Is at or Near Unsustainable Levels — Fortune

Despite efforts to cull overfishing, the state of the world’s fish population in the oceans has not improved. That’s according to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization in its biannual report, The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture.

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Nature & Environment

Conservative PM in Oz has references to climate change removed from UN report


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The lead author of a major UN report on climate change has expressed his shock that every reference to Australia was removed from the final version, following intervention from the Australian government.

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Corruption

Wind, water, fire: Is Canada ready for the next natural disaster?

As officials in Alberta sift through the ashes in Fort McMurray to assess the damage caused by a devastating wildfire, experts say Canadian governments should be looking ahead to the next disaster. 1,507 more words

Canada

SERIA ENTERTAINING DETAINEES - UN REPORT

The Syrian government has carried out a state policy of extermination against thousands of detainees, UN
human rights investigators say.
They accuse President Bashar al-Assad’s regime of crimes against humanity, in a report for the UN Human Rights Council. 581 more words

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VIDEO: U.N. Report Calls on Governments to Protect Whistleblowers, Not Prosecute Them

The U.N. envoy charged with protecting free speech around the globe has declared that confidential sources and whistleblowers are a fundamental element of a healthy democracy and that governments must protect them rather than demonize them. 365 more words

Whistleblowers