Archive for March 4th, 2016

04/03/2016

World Wildlife Day: ‘Time Is Running Out’

Human Wrongs Watch

“Time is running out” to end wildlife poaching that threatens some of the world’s most iconic species, such as elephants, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on 3 March 2016 said as the United Nations marked World Wildlife Day.

African elephants are listed as vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), as the animals are poached for their ivory tusks. Photo: UNEP GRID Arendal/Peter Prokosch

Urging global efforts to protect this essential natural heritage for the current and future generations, much more needs to be done by key actors on all continents and across sectors, he said in a message, stressing that “the future of wildlife is in our hands,” echoing the theme of this year’s World Day.

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04/03/2016

‘Eradicate Homelessness by 2030’ – UN Human Rights Expert Urges 

Human Wrongs Watch

Homelessness is found in every country in the world and is spreading with impunity, a United Nations human rights expert on 3 March 2016 warned, calling on governments to recognize homelessness as a human rights crisis and commit to its eradication by 2030, in line with the new UN Sustainable Development Goals.

UN Photo/Pernaca Sudhakaran

Presenting her report to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to housing, Leilani Farha said that homelessness is found throughout the world, in all countries regardless of the level of development of their economic and governance systems.

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04/03/2016

Climate Change Will Kill More Italians and Greeks than Syrians

Human Wrongs Watch

By James Crisp | EurActiv.com*

About 124 Greeks will die for every million of its population in 2050, making it the third worst hit country per capita globally behind China and Vietnam, according to the report published yesterday (3 March).

Italy is 12th in the study’s analysis of 155 countries with 4,630 deaths in total. Syria, in contrast, will lose just 320 people, 840 fewer than Greece.

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