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10,000 sq mi of Congo rainforest declared World Heritage site

On Tuesday, the United Nations Education, Science, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) declared the Sangha Tri-National Protected Area complex (TNS) as a World Heritage Site for its density and diversity of rainforest wildlife.
"We applaud the World Heritage Committee for acknowledging the area as a global treasure and congratulate the governments of the Republic of Congo, Cameroon, and Central African Republic for their foresight. As everywhere in Central Africa, this global treasure is under threat from unsustainable resource extraction, including the illegal ivory trade, and we hope that the TNS’s listing will re-energize global efforts to save it."
- James Deutsch, WCS Director of Africa Programs

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10,000 sq mi of Congo rainforest declared World Heritage site

Story contains video Source: MongaBay, Mon July 02, 2012
On Tuesday, the United Nations Education, Science, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) declared the Sangha Tri-National Protected Area complex (TNS) as a World Heritage Site for its density and diversity of rainforest wildlife.

John Lennon’s sons and Yoko Ono revive ‘Give Peace a Chance’ to help UN

Source: UN News Centre, Fri November 06, 2009
Celebrating the 40th anniversary of John Lennon and Yoko Ono recording the anti-war anthem Give Peace a Chance with the Plastic Ono Band, the United Nations announced today that the proceeds from the release of a commemorative single will garner funds for its peacebuilding efforts in countries emerging from conflict.

Security Council applauds Central African peace accord with rebel groups this article opens in a new window

Source: United Nations, Fri June 27, 2008
The Security Council today welcomed the recent peace agreement reached by authorities in the Central African Republic (CAR) and two rebel groups operating in the impoverished and strife-torn country.

Central African government, rebels sign peace accord

Source: Terra Daily, Sun June 22, 2008
Libreville (AFP) June 21, 2008 - The Central African Republic's government and two rebel groups signed a "comprehensive peace agreement" on Saturday which leaves the door open for a third rebel group to sign on.

Rain Power: Harvesting Energy from the Sky

Source: physorg.com, Wed January 23, 2008
Grenoble, France - Researchers who study energy harvesting see energy all around us we just need to find a way to capture that energy. One of the latest energy harvesting techniques is converting the mechanical energy from falling raindrops into electricity that can be used to power sensors and other electronics devices.

Skies to be swept for alien life

Source: BBC News, Sat October 13, 2007
Hat Creek, California - The switch has been thrown on a telescope specifically designed to seek out alien life.

Al Gore & IPCC Share Nobel Peace Prize For 2007

Source: Scoop, Sat October 13, 2007
Oslo, Norway - The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007 is to be shared, in two equal parts, between the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr. for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change.

Central African Government, rebels sign UN deal on reintegrating child soldiers

Gordil, Central African Republic - The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the Central African Republic (CAR) and the country's major rebel group have signed an agreement that will allow some child soldiers in the northeast -- the scene of fierce fighting in recent months -- to return to their families and become reintegrated with their former communities.

UN food agency airlifts supplies to Sudanese in Central African Republic

Sam Ouandja, Central African Republic - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today announced the launch of an operation to airlift emergency food supplies to over 2,600 Sudanese refugees who recently crossed into the the Central African Republic (CAR).

Emergency aids go to flood-plagued Central African Republic

Source: China View, Sun August 21, 2005
Yaounde, Central African Republic - International organizations are providing emergency assistance to citizens of Bangui, capital of the Central African Republic, where the number of refugees has surged because of incessant heavy rains, a UN official said Sunday.

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