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Protect 30% of planet by 2030: UN Nature rescue plan
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Climate Change
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Protect 30% of planet by 2030: UN Nature rescue plan

Marlowe Hood / AFP - January 13, 2020

Thirty percent of Earth's surface across land and sea should become protected areas by 2030 to ensure the viability of ecosystems essential to human wellbeing, according to…

Rich nations urged to do ‘fair share’ at global refugee meet
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Rich nations urged to do ‘fair share’ at global refugee meet

Shahzad Abdul and Nina Larson / AFP - December 17, 2019

The UN urged countries Tuesday to take joint responsibility for caring for surging numbers of displaced people, while wealthy nations faced criticism for not shouldering their "fair…

Watch: President Alvarado speaks at Global Refugee Forum in Geneva
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Watch: President Alvarado speaks at Global Refugee Forum in Geneva

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 17, 2019

Costa Rica's president, Carlos Alvarado, spoke at the first Global Refugee Forum in Geneva, Switzerland to detail the country's refugee policies and ask for international help in…

United Nations asks Costa Rica to expedite procedures for refugee requests
Central America
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Central America
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United Nations asks Costa Rica to expedite procedures for refugee requests

AFP - December 5, 2019

Michelle Bachelet, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, urged Costa Rica on Thursday to expedite the processing of refugee requests at a time when thousands…

‘Do it for our children,’ parents plead at UN climate meet
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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‘Do it for our children,’ parents plead at UN climate meet

Marlowe Hood / AFP - December 5, 2019

Parents from around the globe Thursday said governments locked in negotiations at UN talks in Madrid must beat back the threat of global warming to "give our…

Costa Rica opens UN climate meeting with call for concrete actions
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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Costa Rica opens UN climate meeting with call for concrete actions

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 3, 2019

Representatives from dozens of countries, including Costa Rica, are in Spain this week for the 2019 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, also known as COP25.…

‘We’re still in it,’ US House leader says at UN climate meet
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Global
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‘We’re still in it,’ US House leader says at UN climate meet

AFP - December 2, 2019

US Congressional leader Nancy Pelosi told a UN climate conference Monday that the world could still count on the United States in the fight against global warming…

Spain steps in to host COP25 climate summit as Greta asks for a lift
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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Spain steps in to host COP25 climate summit as Greta asks for a lift

Daniel Silva / AFP - November 1, 2019

Spain will host the COP25 climate summit in December, the UN said on Friday, after Chile abandoned plans to hold it due to deadly anti-government protests. Some…

Chile will not host COP25 climate meetings as mass protests continue
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Chile
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Chile will not host COP25 climate meetings as mass protests continue

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 30, 2019

Chile will not host the 2019 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP25, officials announced Wednesday. The news comes in the face of mass demonstrations…

UN to investigate abuses in Chile as strike continues
Chile
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Chile
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UN to investigate abuses in Chile as strike continues

Miguel Sanchez / AFP - October 25, 2019

The United Nations said Thursday it would send a special mission to investigate human rights abuses in Chile, where a general strike went into its second day…