United Nations

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France backs plans for tribunal for Russian officials over Ukraine war
France is first major western country to publicly support proposal for special court to try for crime of aggression

Isobel Koshiw in Kyiv and Jennifer Rankin in Brussels

01, Dec, 2022 @2:43 PM

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One in 23 people will require humanitarian relief in 2023, UN warns
A global relief fund of a record $51.5bn will be needed to assist 339 million people suffering because of 2022’s ‘extreme events’

Lizzy Davies

01, Dec, 2022 @5:00 AM

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What links baguettes, bees and bear hunts? All join Unesco ‘human treasures’ list
French delegates at Unesco conference greet announcement with delight, brandishing bread sticks aloft

Jon Henley Europe correspondent

30, Nov, 2022 @1:20 PM

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From the Amazon to Australia, why is your money funding Earth’s destruction? | George Monbiot
Fossil fuels, fisheries and farming: the world’s most destructive industries are fiercely protected by governments, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot

George Monbiot

30, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Mass evictions at Angkor Wat leave 10,000 families facing uncertain future
Cambodian government claims ‘voluntary relocations’ needed for Unesco status, but stallholders say they are being forced out of the site

Fiona Kelliher and Phin Rathana

29, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Australia must end solitary confinement of children, UN committee against torture says
‘Serious concern’ raised about ‘very low’ age of criminal responsibility in report issued after suspended tour

Natasha May

29, Nov, 2022 @1:45 AM

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Great Barrier Reef should be placed on world heritage ‘in danger’ list, UN-backed report says
Experts from Unesco and IUCN find climate change threatens reef’s values and work to improve water quality is too slow

Graham Readfearn

28, Nov, 2022 @1:01 PM

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Much of Ukraine still without power, heat and water after missile attacks
Rolling blackouts continue and 60% of Kyiv without electricity two days after Russian strikes on infrastructure

Julian Borger in Kyiv

25, Nov, 2022 @2:44 PM

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Iran protests: UN council votes to investigate human rights abuses
Official says country is in ‘fully fledged human rights crisis’ as fact-finding mission launched

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

24, Nov, 2022 @4:54 PM

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UN agrees global tax rules resolution giving developing nations greater say
UN gains mandate for talks next year that could bring reforms to existing tax policy and new convention

Anna Isaac

23, Nov, 2022 @6:13 PM

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Estimated 45,000 women and girls killed by family member in 2021, UN says
‘Alarmingly high’ worldwide data on femicide shows that more than half of victims were killed by husband, partner or other relative

Sarah Johnson

23, Nov, 2022 @3:25 PM

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UN to vote on new tax convention proposed by African states
Developing nations hope draft resolution will pave way for fresh talks on global tax policy

Anna Isaac

23, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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