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Bringing dry land in the Sahel back to life

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Millions of hectares of farmland are lost to the desert each year in Africa’s Sahel region, but the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is showing that traditional knowledge, combined with the latest technology, can turn arid ground back into fertile soil

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2021 Year in Review: Climate action, or blah, blah, blah?

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This year saw another steady stream of UN-backed reports reinforcing a stark message: man-made climate change is an urgent and even existential threat to life on Earth. Will the international community’s efforts to tackle the crisis, as seen at the COP26 UN Climate Conference, result in meaningful action? 

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Change is in the air

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In June, Blueair launched its Freedom to Breathe campaign with the aim of making clean air a right under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).

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UN Rights Chief Sounds Alarm on Growing Abuses in Belarus

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GENEVA — U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michele Bachelet reported the human rights situation in Belarus continues to worsen, as President Alexander Lukashenko stiffens repressive measures to quell dissent. The High Commissioner has submitted her latest update on Belarus to the U.N. Human Rights Council. This latest report examines alleged human rights violations in Belarus

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