The UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) is taking place in Nairobi, Kenya this week.
Illegal Wildlife trade is the 3rd largest illicit trade in the world and is estimated to be worth $15–20 billion annually. UNEA sets the agenda to combat Wildlifecrime.
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Today is the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers #PKDay! The United Nations recently named its first female Force Commander in a United Nations peacekeeping operation.
According to the United Nations, women in peacekeeping operations have made a positive impact on peacekeeping environments, both in supporting the role of women in building peace and protecting women’s rights.
Why do you think it is important to have female peacekeepers?
Tomorrow is UN Peacekeepers Day!
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"The targeting of children and schools is against international law and cannot be justified under any circumstances,” said Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in a statement.
He is deeply concerned about the fate of schoolgirls recently abducted in Nigeria and shares the anguish of the families of the girls and the people of Nigeria at this traumatic time.
He pledges the continued commitment of the UN in supporting Nigeria’s efforts to tackle internal challenges.
"We must join forces to end racism, and sport can help reach this goal. Hatred of any kind must have no place in the 21st century," said Ban Ki-moon on the use of sport to fight racism.
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