United Nations

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Nature’s Paris moment: does the global bid to stem wildlife decline go far enough?
There are concerns a new UN biodiversity framework is not ambitious enough and calls for Australia to take a leading role

Lisa Cox

23, Jul, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Stonehenge may be next UK site to lose world heritage status
Britain is eroding global reputation for conserving its historic assets, culture bodies are warning

Josh Halliday North of England correspondent

23, Jul, 2021 @3:58 PM

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Why could Stonehenge be stripped of world heritage site status?
Unesco expresses concern that ‘substantial harm’ would be caused by the proposed cut-and-cover road tunnel

Matthew Weaver

23, Jul, 2021 @3:33 PM

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US joins condemnation of Turkish plan for Cyprus ‘ghost town’
Turkey’s president told move to open up Varosha in northern Cyprus will clash with UN resolutions

Helena Smith in Athens

21, Jul, 2021 @5:19 PM

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Liverpool has been vandalising its waterfront for a decade – it’s shocking Unesco didn’t act sooner | Oliver Wainwright
Losing world heritage status has shone a light on the city’s redevelopment from maritime metropolis to pound-shop Shanghai, plagued by allegations of bribery and corruption

Oliver Wainwright

21, Jul, 2021 @4:09 PM

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Unesco strips Liverpool of its world heritage status
UN body says years of development have caused ‘irreversible loss’ to historic value of Victorian docks

Josh Halliday North of England correspondent

21, Jul, 2021 @11:37 AM

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Alarm grows over migrants’ hunger strike in Brussels
Belgian government under pressure to offer residence permits to hundreds of migrants on hunger strike

Jennifer Rankin in Brussels

20, Jul, 2021 @10:34 AM

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Joanna Lumley and Jason Momoa join prominent group backing Great Barrier Reef ‘in danger’ listing
Exclusive: Stars, activists, conservationists and Prince Albert of Monaco unite in support of Unesco’s recommendation to world heritage committee

Graham Readfearn

20, Jul, 2021 @5:49 AM

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UK bus privatisation breached basic rights, says ex-UN rapporteur
Report blasts ‘more expensive, unreliable’ routes outside London that have cut people off from communities and essential services

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

19, Jul, 2021 @5:52 PM

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Chinese Unesco official defends plan to list Great Barrier Reef as ‘in danger’
Tian Xuejun rejects Australia’s ‘groundless accusations’ that China influenced the finding to score political points

Graham Readfearn and Adam Morton

19, Jul, 2021 @3:34 AM

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Australian environment groups urge UN to put Great Barrier Reef on ‘in danger’ list
Letter to world heritage committee comes as minister embarks on week of lobbying against change

Graham Readfearn

12, Jul, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Almost one in three globally go hungry during pandemic – UN
Leap in malnutrition during Covid shows urgent need to overhaul global food systems, report warns

Kaamil Ahmed

12, Jul, 2021 @1:50 PM

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