Archive for September 18th, 2017

18/09/2017

On International Day, Collective Action to Protect Ozone Layer Important and Needed

Human Wrongs Watch

16 September 2017 – Commemorating the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, senior United Nations officials, including Secretary-General António Guterres highlighted the contributions of the Montreal Protocol – an international environment agreement on the elimination of ozone depleting substances.

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The Earth’s protective ozone layer is well on track to recovery in the next few decades. Photo: UNEP

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“When scientists found that everyday products were destroying the fragile ozone layer, the world responded with the Montreal Protocol,” said Guterres in his message on the International Day.

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18/09/2017

Act to Eliminate Sexual Exploitation and Abuse – UN Official Urges Political Leaders

Human Wrongs Watch

17 September 2017 – Ahead of a high-level United Nations meeting on preventing sexual exploitation and abuse, the Organization’s Special Coordinator on the issue is urging global leaders to join the “Circle of Leadership,” lend the political weight of their offices, and act – both at the national and international levels – to eradicate the scourge.

United Nations work with local communities in Kavumo, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to sensitize the population on prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse. Photo: MONUSCO/Alain Likota

“Sexual exploitation and abuse is not an issue that is only concerning peacekeeping or military or uniformed personnel, it is a scourge that exists everywhere across our system,” Jane Holl Lute, the Special Coordinator on improving the UN response to sexual exploitation and abuse, said in an interview with UN News.

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