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Featured Paraguay violated indigenous rights, UN committee rules in landmark decision

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Paraguay’s failure to prevent the toxic contamination of indigenous people’s traditional lands by commercial farming violates their rights and their sense of “home”, the UN Human Rights Committee said in a landmark ruling on...
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Biodiversity commitment builds hope for ‘living in harmony with nature’

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More than 100 countries on Wednesday committed to develop, adopt and implement an effective post-2020 global framework, that aims to put biodiversity on a path to recovery, by 2030 at the latest.   The Kunming Declaration, adopted at the end of the UN Biodiversity...
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Featured WHO establishes new scientific group to study COVID origins, prevent future pandemics

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The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday launched an expert group that will examine the origins of new pathogens, including SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.  The proposed members of the WHO Scientific Advisory Group...