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Economy, Environment, International, Politics

Former Canadian top banker named as special UN envoy on climate

Having served as top banker in both Canada and England, Canadian Mark Carney will take on a new United Nations climate role in January. Born in Canada’s Northwest Territories in 1965, Mark Carney has a long and distinguished career in» 

Economy, Environment, International, Politics, Society

U.N. climate warning: Move quickly before it’s too late

The United Nations latest warning on climate says we’re heading for a global average increase of 3.2 degrees Celsius. It notes that countries agreed to targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to slow the increase are well short of the» 

International, Politics

U.N. vote: Canada makes major policy shift on Israel-Palestine

In a surprise move this week, Canada broke from a long-standing policy on Isreal and voted in favour of a U.N. motion condemning Israeli “occupation” of Palestinian claimed territory. Especially since 2006 under Conservative leader Stephen Harper Canada has voted» 

The Link

The LINK Online Nov 15.16.17, 2019

Your hosts, Terry and Marc Canada welcomes genocide lawsuit against Myanmar, says Freeland Gambia has launched a lawsuit against Myanmar (formerly Burma) claiming that state has committed genocide against their Rohingya minority. In Canada, a unanimous vote in the House» 

International

Record 45 million people in southern Africa facing food crisis, says UN

A record 45 million people across southern Africa face severe food shortages in the next six months, with nearly 11 million currently enduring drought-induced “crisis” or “emergency” levels of food insecurity, three United Nations agencies warned on Thursday. The 16-member» 

International, Politics

Trudeau reaffirms Canada’s bid for UN Security Council seat

The newly elected minority Liberal government will continue its campaign for one of the rotating seats on the United Nations Security Council, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Thursday. “We are committed to playing a positive and constructive role at the» 

Environment, Health, International, Society

UN expert warns of a coming ‘climate apartheid’

A United Nations expert says the world is risking a “climate apartheid” scenario where the rich can pay to escape heat, hunger and conflict while the poor are left to suffer. Climate change threatens democracy and human rights, says UN» 

Health, International, Society

UN: Canada only so-so on family friendly policies

Oh happy day, a new baby has just come into the family! If you’re in some countries, the laws say you’ll get a significant amount of paid leave to spend with the newborn, along with other policies to help new» 

Health, International

UN seeks 50% reduction in snakebite deaths and disabilities

The World Health Organization (WHO) has rolled out a strategy to halve the number of fatalities and cases of disability caused by snakebites over the next 12 years. Up to 2.7 million people are bitten by potentially poisonous snakes annually» 

Health

Stave off dementia with a healthy lifestyle, advises WHO

New guidelines from the United Nations’ World Health Organization suggest that people can reduce their risk of cognitive decline by adopting a healthy lifestyle. The advice is to get regular exercise, not smoke, avoid harmful use of alcohol, control weight,»