UN chief warns of widespread ills from global water crisis

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Afghanistan’s United Nations ambassador Mahmoud Saikal, center, speaks in the General Assembly for the launch of the International Decade for Action on Water for Sustainable Development, Thursday, March 22, 2018, at U.N. headquarters. Sitting also are…

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres put a spotlight on the global water crisis on World Water Day, saying Thursday that over 2 billion people lack access to safe water and more than 3 billion are affected by the scarcity of water.

The U.N. chief warned that by 2050, “at least one in four people will live in a country where the lack of fresh water will be chronic or recurrent.” Tiếp tục đọc “UN chief warns of widespread ills from global water crisis”

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UN chief and rights groups raise concerns over Rohingya deal

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First group of refugees to be sent back to Myanmar next week but critics say details are unclear

Rohingya Hindu refugees stand outside their make shift shelters at a refugee camp near Cox’s bazar, Bangladesh.

 

Concerns are growing among United Nations agencies and humanitarian groups over an agreement between the Bangladesh and Myanmar governments to repatriate several hundred thousand Rohingya refugees within two years.

Bangladesh state media reported on Wednesday that the first batch of Rohingya would be sent back to Myanmar next week. Rights groups said it remained unclear whether refugees would be forced to return against their will. Tiếp tục đọc “UN chief and rights groups raise concerns over Rohingya deal”

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  • HẢI MINH 17.10.2016, 06:12

TTCT – Trong khi hầu hết mọi người nghĩ rằng tổng thư ký Liên Hiệp Quốc sẽ là một phụ nữ tới từ Đông Âu, kết quả chỉ còn đợi phê chuẩn lại là António Guterres – cựu thủ tướng Bồ Đào Nha.

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