Mitigating the effects of urbanisation on nature in African development

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Femi Tunde Okunlola

In 1972 following the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment in Stockholm, between 5 to 16 June, serving as the first international conference on environmental issues, the World Environment Day was inaugurated.

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Observations of an Expat: Watery Grave

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Tom Arms

There is a growing tendency on the part of the public—and its leaders—to believe what they want to believe. To hear what they want to hear and see what they want to see.

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Trump abandons global climate pact; allies voice dismay

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Valerie Volcovici and Jeff Mason

President Donald Trump said on Thursday he would withdraw the United States from the landmark 2015 global agreement to fight climate change, a move that fulfilled a major campaign pledge but drew condemnation from U.S. allies and business leaders.

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Sri Lanka’s Genocidal War 2006 – 2009, As Seen By The World

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Thambu Kanagasabai

Though Sri Lanka unleashed its agenda of marginalization of Tamils, from 1956 through a program of Budddhisisation and Sinhalisation and a hidden genocide process, the climax was reached during the war against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) from 2006 – 2009 culminating in the genocide of Tamils, keenly watched by the United Nations and the International Community.

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Policing the Police

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Ricardo Swire

The United Nations International Commission against Impunity created the Comisión Internacional Contra la Impunidad en Guatemala (CICIG) to conduct a complex exercise reforming the country’s security and judiciary establishments.

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Sri Lanka and the International Criminal Court

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Thambu Kanagasabai

There appears to be some confusion as to the scope of functions and jurisdiction of the ICC, and more particularly its jurisdiction over Sri Lanka’s alleged war crimes.

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A MINUSTAH Mission Evaluation: UN Peacekeeper Abuse

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Ricardo Swire

In March 2017 the United Nations Secretary-General advised MINUSTAH, the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti, that their numbers will be reduced from approximately five thousand personnel.

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