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International Year of Biodiversity

International Year of Biodiversity
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At the start of 2010, International Year of Biodiversity, UNESCO is holding an inaugural event (21-22 January) and a scientific conference (25-29 January) at Headquarters. These activities aim to present what we know about biodiversity and raise awareness of the alarming rate of biodiversity loss.

Highlights

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Migration and Human Rights: The United Nations Convention on Migrant Workers' Rights

The Convention sets a standard for access to human rights for migrant workers. Yet no major developed country has ratified it though migrant labour is essential in the world economy.

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UNESCO Courier 2009 - Number 10

Climate change: Where are we going? Special feature to mark the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP15) in Copenhagen (Denmark).

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Cultural Property in War: Improvement in Protection

Commentary on the 1999 Second Protocol to the Hague Convention of 1954 for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict, by expert Jiří Toman.

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