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Illicit Wildlife Trafficking

Jul 31, 2015 News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

Photos: Luiz Rampelotto/EuropaNewswire United Nations, July 30 2015 Recognizing that wild animals and plants are an “irreplaceable part of the natural systems of the Earth,” the United Nations General Assembly today urged its Member States to take decisive steps to prevent, combat and eradicate the illegal trade in wildlife, “on both the supply and demand sides.” Through the new resolution, the Assembly expressed serious concern over the steady rise in the level of rhino poaching and the alarmingly high levels of killings of elephants in Africa, which threaten those species with local extinction and, in some cases, with global extinction. [Read More]

Centenary of the First World War Christmas Truce

Dec 12, 2014 News, Secretary General, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

United Nations, New York, USA, December 05 2014 – The Permanent Missions of the United Kingdom and of Germany to the UN hosted an event to commemorate the centenary of the Christmas Truce of 1914. The Truce was characterized by a series of spontaneous ceasefires between British and German troops, during which soldiers on opposing sides exchanged gifts, sang carols and played an iconic game of football. The commemoration included readings from letters recording the events of 1914, carol singing, remarks by the Secretary-General and a football penalty shoot-out between Permanent Representatives, refereed by the Secretary-General. On the Photo: Secretary-General [Read More]

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