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The climate crisis is a child rights crisis – UNICEF

Displaced children

In the spirit of the ongoing UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) in Madrid, Spain, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has shed some light on why the climate crisis is likewise a child rights crisis. Displaced children in a camp in Nigeria. Photo credit: Yahoo News In a fact sheet issued on Friday, December 6, 2019, the UN body warns ...

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Colonisation of Nature: Need for development with environmental justice – Bassey

Nnimmo Bassey

In a presentation made on Friday, November 22, 2019 at the International Symposium on Environmental Thinking & Development Alternatives: South-South and South-North Views hosted by Universidad Nacional, Colombia, Nnimmo Bassey, Director, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), warns that protests will continue until governments wake up to the fact that they are elected to govern and not to babysit corporations ...

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Technology, globalisation endanger youth individuality – Pope Francis

Pope Francis

Pope Francis on Friday, November 22, 2019 warned that technology and globalisation were homogenising young people around the world to the point where their uniqueness and cultural individuality were becoming endangered species. Pope Francis The 82-year-old pontiff made his appeal for young people to hold on to the cultures handed down by their ancestors and cherish their roots at a ...

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Experts say green policies, legal routes needed for climate refugees

Jean-Christophe Dumont

Strong action on climate change as well as legal migration routes for those affected by environmental disasters are needed to address climate-related migration, experts on Friday, November 22, 2019 said. Jean-Christophe Dumont, Head of International Migration at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) The “tipping point” for climate migration “is already behind us,” Jean-Christophe Dumont, Head of International ...

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UN advocates collaboration on security threats in Sahel, Lake Chad Basin

Mohammed Ibn Chambas

The Special Representative of the United Nations (UN) Secretary General to West Africa and the Sahel, Amb. Mohammed Ibn Chambas, has called for enhanced regional collaboration to tackle Boko Haram in the Sahel and Lake Chad Basin region. Mohammed Ibn Chambas Chambas made the call while delivering a graduation lecture at the Nigerian Army War College for participants of Course ...

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UNODC unveils Nigeria handbook on counter terrorism investigations

Yury Fedotov

UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), in collaboration with the European Union (EU) and the Nigeria Police Force unveiled a new Nigeria Handbook on Counter-Terrorism Investigations. Yury Fedotov, Executive Director, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Mr Sylvester Atere, Communications Officer, UNODC Nigeria, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, November 17, 2019 in Abuja. According to ...

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PACJA seeks caution in Mau eviction process

Maasai Mau settlers

The Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) has called for sobriety and caution in removing encroachers from the Mau water tower in Kenya. Maasai Mau settlers Speaking on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 when he read a statement to declare the organisation’s stand on the Mau evictions, PACJA Executive Director Mithika Mwenda said it was important to take caution while evicting ...

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Tobacco giant defends child labour policy after Malawi claim

Child labour

British American Tobacco (BAT) defended its policies to prevent the use of child labour on Friday, November 1, 2019 following a claim that farmers in Malawi were forced to use children to meet exploitative contracts. A child working in a cocoa plantation London based lawyers Leigh Day announced on Thursday that it has sent a pre-action letter to BAT on ...

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Why Africa must lead fight to end child labour in tobacco sector

Child labour

If the world is going to achieve the UN’s sustainable development agenda and make a real difference in peoples’ lives by 2030, it will be because we take many bold steps that contribute to progress on the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals. Child labour in a cocoa plantation The International Labour Organisation (ILO) is attempting to take one such bold step ...

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Poverty Eradication Day: Nigeria unveils plans to end poverty

Sadiya Farouq

October 17, a day set aside by the United Nations to commemorate the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2019, presented an opportunity for the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development to carry out its official outreach towards ending poverty in Nigeria. Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq At the ...

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