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16/10/2018

2018 State of Food and Agriculture: What You Didn’t Know about Migration – Test Your Knowledge!

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Choose the correct statement
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Migration is a modern phenomenon
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Migration has occurred throughout human history

Although international migration is today the subject of great concern and attention, migration has always been a part of the history of humankind and accompanies the evolution of societies. Between 1990 and 2015, the number of international migrants has increased from 153 million to 248 million.

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09/10/2018

Bullying: Protection for Children Is a ‘Fundamental Human Right’ – Top UN Advocate

Around 130 million, or one-in-three children worldwide, experience some form of bullying, the United Nations stated on 8 October 2018, in its latest report on how children can be better-protected. This form of violence has long-lasting and direct consequences for their health, school performance and overall well-being.

 

© UNICEF/Anush Babajanyan VII Photo | Peer mediators simulate a case of bullying at Branko Radicevic School in Mitrovica North, on May 30, 2018. Snezana Dzogovic, 16, (right) experienced bullying when she was 11. Since being supported by the UNICEF supported Domovik NGO, she has grown to be active as a mediator.
09/10/2018

Climate Scientists Ring the Alarm about the Urgent Need for Drastic Action to Keep Global Warming from Exceeding 1.5°C

Nairobi, 8 October 2018 (UN Environment)*Climate scientists have rung the alarm about the urgent need for drastic environmental action to keep global warming from exceeding 1.5°C. 

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The Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5ºC launched by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 8 October 2018 cites the likely unprecedented environmental challenges the world needs to prepare for if global warming continues to increase at the current rate, and underscores the dramatic difference 0.5 ºC will make on future projections.

Hot extremes and periods with heavy rains and droughts are expected to increase as global temperatures continue to rise.

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20/09/2018

Why Anti-American Sentiment Is Weaker under Trump than It Was under George W. Bush

19/09/2018

Demonization of Russia in a New Cold War Era

Human Wrongs Watch

By Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Laureate | The Peace People – TRANSCEND Media Service*

Inventing a foe to sell military ambitions: still the most dangerous of games.

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In examining the future, we must look to the past.

As we watch the media today, we are spoon fed more and more propaganda and fear of the unknown, that we should be afraid of the unknown and have full faith that our government is keeping us safe from the unknown.

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18/09/2018

Keeping Order in the General Assembly: The Strange Saga of How a Viking Gavel Was Broken, then Lost, then Carved Again

Human Wrongs Watch

17 September 2018 – If you’re a keen observer of the United Nations General Assembly, you may have noticed the body’s President wields a very unusual looking gavel. It is a gift from Iceland, and there’s a very interesting story behind it.

UN Photo/Mark Garten | In this photo from 2012, Joseph Deiss, President of the sixty-fifth General Assembly, bangs the gavel, sealing the appointment of Ban Ki-moon to a second term as UN Secretary-General.

Iceland’s democracy is believed to be the oldest in the world: the country’s parliament, Althing, sat for the first time in 930, making it the “grandfather” of modern parliaments.

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04/09/2018

‘From Deforestation to Soil Degradation, Tobacco Production and Use Are “Tremendously Destructive” for the Environment – Control Measures Can Help Curb Negative Effects’

Human Wrongs Watch

4 September 2018 – From deforestation to soil degradation and pollution, tobacco production and its use by consumers, is “tremendously destructive” for the environment, although control measures can help curb its negative environmental effects, including the damaging impact of climate change, the head of the UN tobacco control treaty watchdog – formally known as the Secretariat of the WHO FCTC – has told UN News.

WHO/Marcelo Moreno | Tobacco grower holding tobacco leaves. Brazil.

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03/09/2018

When Illness Is ‘Death Sentence’: Victimization of Gaza Women

In truth, these women embody the remarkable spirit and courage of every Palestinian woman living under Israeli Occupation and siege in the West Bank and Gaza.

Relatives of Palestinian Sadi Muamar, who was killed by Israeli troops during a protest at the Israel-Gaza border, mourn during his funeral in the southern Gaza Strip.

Relatives of Palestinian Sadi Muamar, who was killed by Israeli troops during a protest at the Israel-Gaza border, mourn during his funeral in the southern Gaza Strip. | Photo: Reuters | Photo from teleSUR.

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28 August 2018 (teleSUR)* — Hanan al-Khoudari resorted to Facebook in a cry for help when Israeli authorities rejected her request to accompany her three-year-old son, Louay, to his chemotherapy treatment in East Jerusalem.

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07/08/2018

‘The Uranium Bomb Detonated over Hiroshima Razed and Burnt 70 Per Cent of All Buildings, Caused an Estimated 140,000 Deaths by the End of 1945’

Human Wrongs Watch

By ICANInternational Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons*

The two atomic bombs dropped on Japan in 1945 killed and maimed hundreds of thousands of people, and their effects are still being felt today.
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The uranium bomb detonated over Hiroshima on 6 August 1945 had an explosive yield equal to 15,000 tonnes of TNT.
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It razed and burnt around 70 per cent of all buildings and caused an estimated 140,000 deaths by the end of 1945, along with increased rates of cancer and chronic disease among the survivors.
05/08/2018

How Indigenous Knowledge Advances Modern Science and Technology

Human Wrongs Watch

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The Conversation* Throughout history, Indigenous peoples have been responsible for the development of many technologies and have substantially contributed to science.

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Indigenous knowledge has aided and enhanced modern science and technology for centuries, Natan Obed, president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, speaks about climate change at the global COP22 conference in Marrakech, Morocco, in November 2016.(AP Photo/Mosa’ab Elshamy) | Photo from The Conversation.

Science is the pursuit of knowledge. Approaches to gathering that knowledge are culturally relative. Indigenous science incorporates traditional knowledge and Indigenous perspectives, while non-Indigenous scientific approaches are commonly recognized as Western science.

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