Seeking recognition of rights on International Day of Indigenous Peoples

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Indigenous peoples represent remarkable diversity – more than 5,000 distinct groups in some 90 countries.  They make up more than 5 per cent of the world’s population, some 370 million people.  It is important that we strive to strengthen partnerships that will help preserve cultural vigour while facilitating poverty reduction, Read More …

Plastic waste causes $13 billion in annual damage to marine ecosystems, says UN agency

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Concern is growing over widespread plastic waste that is threatening marine life – with conservative yearly estimates of $13 billion in financial damage to marine ecosystems, according to two reports issued at the inaugural meeting of the United Nations Environment Assembly. “Plastic contamination threatens marine life, tourism, fisheries and businesses,” Read More …