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UN: Restoration of ecosystems would reduce climate change disasters

(Photo - internet)17 June 2014 – Marking the World Day to Combat Desertification, United Nations officials today emphasized the importance of restoring degrading lands to avoid or soften the potentially disastrous impacts of climate change.

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UN hails power of sport to bring communities, peoples together

UNAIDS Protect the Goal campaign. (Photo - UNAIDS)

13 June 2014 - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is currently in São Paulo, Brazil. Yesterday, he attended the opening game of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, as United Nations agencies carry out a number of projects and activities related to one of the greatest sporting events on the planet.

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UN 'to mediate in China-Vietnam row'

The disputed area in South China Sea. (Photo - UNCLOS)11 June 2014 – The United Nations is willing to mediate in the territorial row between China and Vietnam. UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric called for both sides to resolve the dispute peacefully and legally. In the past week, Vietnam and China have both sent dossiers outlining their claims in the South China Sea to UN chief Ban Ki-moon.

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UN envoy calls for peace in Somalia

Somali Prime Minister, Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed, and Nicholas Kay, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM). (Photo - internet)9 June 2014 – Nicholas Kay, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) appealed for end to clan-based fighting in Somalia’s Lower Shabelle region. He said, “All parties must refrain from violent actions, make immediate efforts to de-escalate the situation and resolve their differences through peaceful dialogue and compromise.”

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World Environment Day: Celebrate the biggest day for positive environmental action!

(Photo - internet)5 June 2014 – World Environment Day (WED) is celebrated every year on June 5, and it is the United Nations’ principal vehicle for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the environment. It also serves as the ‘people’s day’ for doing something positive for the environment, galvanizing individual actions into a collective power that generates an exponential positive impact on the planet.

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