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  • Unidentified Ghanaian woman walks towards sanitation facilities Photo: ©Shutterstock/Anton Ivanov

    World Toilet Day 2019: Access to sanitation means dignity, opportunity, safety


    World Toilet Day, celebrated on 19 November every year, is about inspiring action to tackle the global sanitation crisis and help achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6, which promises sanitation for all by 2030. As more than half the global...

  • Marseille, France Photo: jbdodane/Flickr

    One-year countdown to world’s leading biodiversity event begins


    “Biodiversity is now on the international agenda to the same degree as the fight against climate change. It is essential to create an international dynamic in favour of biodiversity, with increased awareness and the involvement of the general public. By...

  • IUCN 70th Celebrations Photo: IUCN

    IUCN 70th Anniversary celebrations in Halifax, Canada


    IUCN Indigenous Peoples’ Organisation (IPO) Members and non-members attending the Communities, Conservation & Livelihoods conference in Halifax, celebrated IUCN’s 70th Anniversary on 30 May 2018.

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