PRESS RELEASE: WORLD REFUGEE DAY

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"Refugees are people like anyone else, like you and me. They led ordinary lives before becoming displaced, and their biggest dream is to be able to live normally again. On this World Refugee Day, let us recall our common humanity, celebrate tolerance and diversity and open our hearts to refugees everywhere

~ Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the United Nations ~

WORLD DAY TO COMBAT DESERTIFICATION AND DROUGHT: INCLUSIVE COOPERATION FOR ACHIEVING LAND DEGRADATION NEUTRALITY

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Without a long-term solution, desertification and land degradation will not only affect food supply but lead to increased migration and threaten the stability of many nations and regions. This is why world leaders made land degradation neutrality one of the targets of the Sustainable Development Goals.

-UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon

Press Release: World Environment Day

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The well-being of both humankind and environment depend on the responsible management of the planet’s natural resources. Many of the Earth’s ecosystems are on the verge of critical tipping points of diminution or irremediable change, pushed by high population growth and economic development. By 2050, if current consumption and production patterns remain the same and with a rising population expected to reach 9.6 billion, we will need three planets to sustain our ways of living and consumption.