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150 million more going hungry worldwide as war, COVID and climate crisis fuel a global food emergency   
July 07, 2022
Source: CBS News - WFP chief says if the world fails to act, "the result will be global destabilization, starvation, and mass migration on an unprecedented scale."
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United Nations praises Cambodia for appealing donations for landmine clearance   
July 07, 2022
Source: The Star - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has praised the Cambodian government for appealing donations from the private sector and the Cambodian Red Cross to support landmine clearance.
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Teachers distance themselves from case challenging salary disparities   
July 07, 2022
Source: The Observer - The Uganda National Teachers Union (Unatu) has distanced itself from a petition challenging salary disparities between science and arts teachers. Last week, lawyer Robert Rutaro petitioned the Constitutional court seeking a...
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UN Report: Global hunger numbers rose to as many as 828 million in 2021   
July 07, 2022
Source: Kenya Broadcasting Corporation - UN reports says that the number of people affected by hunger globally rose to 828 million in 2021, an increase of about 46 million since 2020.
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Putin facing new threat as West tipped to forge 'United Nations Army' to obliterate Russia   
July 07, 2022
Source: Daily Express - Ukraine's agriculture minister Mykola Solskyi in April accused Russia of stealing "several hundred thousand tonnes" of grain, saying: "I personally hear this from many silo owners in the occupied territory.
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Electric cars are way, way dirtier than you think — and they won't solve the climate crisis   
July 07, 2022
Source: Business Insider - Electrifying 1 billion cars is forcing us to increase dirty mining — and our EV obsession is making it harder to stave off full-blown climate chaos.
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Merging nature and finance is crucial to meet biodiversity targets   
July 07, 2022
Source: Gov - Speaking at the Ethical Finance ASEAN 2022 Summit fireside chat on Financing Nature and Biodiversity last week, the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) Executive Director Dr Theresa Mundita Lim emphasised the significance of the ...
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Triple Flag Publishes 2021 Sustainability Report   
July 07, 2022
Source: YAHOO!Finance - Triple Flag Precious Metals Corp. (with its subsidiaries, "Triple Flag" or the "Company") (TSX:TFPM, TSX:TFPM.U) today announced the publication of its 2021 Sustainability Report, showcasing the Company’s sustainability...
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Brussels faces lawsuits, investor pushback over green label for gas and nuclear   
July 07, 2022
Source: POLITICO - EU lawmakers on Wednesday voted to approve a European Commission proposal to include natural gas and nuclear energy in the bloc's list of sustainable investments — a contentious plan that attracted fierce lobbying from...
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UEFA joins United Nations 'Football for the Goals' initiative as inaugural member   
July 07, 2022
Source: Union of European Football Associations - Mohammed and UEFA President Aleksander ?eferin, which is available on the UEFA Media Channel and on the UN YouTube platform. Football stakeholders – from confederations, national associations, leagues and clubs,
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