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C8, Children for Change, UNICEF Participants Express Their Views on G8 Decisions

UNICEF provided a platform so children can express their views on the issues being debated and decisions made at the G8.

On Eve of G8, Children from all Over the World Make Urgent Plea to Leaders to Make Child Poverty History

Scottish First Minister, Jack McConnell, today joined young people from both the northern and southern hemispheres to hear their views and receive recommendations on what they think the G8 leaders need to do make child poverty history.

Native Lands Issues To Be Highlighted at the 8th World Wilderness Congress (WWC)

The 8th World Wilderness Congress (WWC) will, for the first time ever, bring together as many as 30 indigenous groups – from the United States, Canada, Central and South America, Asia and Africa – with the goal of forming an international Native Lands and Wilderness Council.

The World Summit on Sustainable Development: reaffirming the centrality of health

The World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) was held in Johannesburg in 2002 to review progress since the Rio conference in 1992, and to agree a new global deal on sustainable development. Unlike its predecessor, it was primarily concerned with implementation rather than with new treaties and targets, although a number of new targets were agreed, for example one on sanitation.

The Global Call for Action Against Poverty Reports Over One Million E-Mails Sent To World Leaders

In just six days, over 1 million emails have been sent by supporters of the Global Call for Action against Poverty to leaders and Finance Ministers around the world.

"LIVE 8": MILLIONS OF LIVES AT STAKE AS FREE CONCERTS AROUND THE WORLD

Dave Matthews joined Bob Geldof  from London to announce that today's biggest names in music will be joining in a free, simultaneous concert series July 2 to allow citizens of the most powerful nations to call on President Bush and leaders of the other seven wealthiest countries to make poverty history at the historic G8 Summit July 6.

Amazon Waters Project Gets Green Light

Pollution hot spots and damaged habitats and "ecosystems" are to be identified.  Measures will be drawn up to reduce the threats and restore the damage. Other aims include moving to harmonized laws covering the management of the Amazon Basin.

YouthNet Provides Youth Participation Guide

The Youth Participation Guide seeks to increase the level of meaningful youth participation in reproductive health and HIV/AIDS programming at an institutional and programmatic level.

Global Finance Community Joins United Nations to Tackle Climate Change

Faced with growing evidence of the negative economic consequences of climate change this powerful alliance of institutional investors managing some $3.22 trillion (see below) are pressing for capital market regulators to demand more rigorous corporate disclosure of climate risks.

Extinct Woodpecker Rediscovered in Arkansas Refuge

The ivory-billed woodpecker, long thought to be extinct, has been spotted in the swamp forests of eastern Arkansas, according to a paper published today online by the journal "Science."

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