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The United Nations Forum on Forests has agreed measures to improve the sustainable management of forests snd a voluntary global fund for their support.
Amnesty has welcomed a ruling by India’s Supreme Court over a long-running battle between mining company Vedanta Resources and indigenous communities in Orissa.
Brazil’s authorities have ignored an urgent deadline by a federal judge to evict all invaders from the heartland of Earth’s most threatened tribe by the end of March.
Religious leaders from across the G8 countries have called on heads of government to follow the UK in fulfilling existing commitments to spend 0.7 per cent of national income on aid.
Earth’s most threatened tribe has sent an urgent appeal to Brazil’s government to evict invaders from their forest.
Leaders working on an anti-poverty plan, including David Cameron, have been told to ensure it helps poor countries collect the tax billions they are owed.
The United Nations has demanded an immediate halt to expansion of a gas project in the Peruvian Amazon, over concerns of the risk to lives of uncontacted Indians.
Leading charities have expressed disappointment that the Prime Minister is not attending a high-level global development panel that he co-chairs.
The latest Middle East Analysis podcast looks at the desperate situation faced by more than two million refugees living, displaced, inside and outside Syria as a result of the bloody, two-year conflict in the country.
Development agencies and church leaders have welcomed the fact that the government has held to its commitment to spend 0.7 per cent of GNI on aid.