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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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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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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



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


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


India's Broadband Penetration Ranking Falls Down: UN Report

With Prime Minister Narendra Modi pushing hard to make India a digitally stable country, we have been witnessing a number of Digital India initiatives.

While all efforts are being put up by the government, the Internet growth still falls behind to that of many other countries, according to’The State of Broadband 2015′ report by UN Broadband Commission for Digital Development. 190 more words

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