Tag: United Nations

Film

Actor and activism

Actors inspire me in more ways than just through their talent. The most admirable actors, in my eyes, use their stardom to evoke change and contribute to brilliant causes, subsequently raising awareness through their mass following. The financial benefit of having celebrities on board with causes cannot be questioned, but the word of mouth that…

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Find the good amidst the gloom

‘The battle to feed humanity is already lost.’ That’s the cheerful assessment of a book called The Population Bomb, which was published in the 60s. It concludes we in the western world will have starved to death by the early 80s. Now a UN report published this month underlines 2018’s ‘increased number of intense hurricanes…

News

Freedom Soc stand in fight against FGM

The Freedom Charity Society has been established at UEA to allow students to pledge their support for zero-tolerance of female genital mutilation (FGM) worldwide. FGM is recognised as any procedure which alters or injures the female genitalia for non-medical reasons. It is widely recognised as a severe violation of human rights, and can lead to…

Global

Al-Shabab claims responsibility for Nairobi hotel attack

An attack carried out by Al-Shabaab militants has claimed the lives of at least 21 people in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi. The attack took place on 15 January and lasted until the morning of the following day. Armed militants targeted the DusitD2 hotel and business complex resulting in the evacuation of over 700 people….

Science

12 years left for planet Earth

A report by the United Nations’ team of leading climate scientists warns that there are only a dozen years before the world’s temperature will rise by one and a half degrees Celsius, resulting in irreparable damage to the planet. This will cause wildfires, flooding, drought, extreme heat and poverty for millions of humans and animals…

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