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Global e-waste mountain costing economy $52bn a year

The dumping of a record amount of electronic and electrical equipment last year resulted in the global economy wasting around $52bn in materials that could have been profitably recovered and reused, the UN has found.

Research by the UN University … Read More

African Union urges U.N. rights monitoring role in Western Sahara

The head of the African Union has urged the United Nations to add human rights monitoring to the tasks of its peacekeeping mission in the disputed North African territory of Western Sahara.

The request came in a letter from African … Read More

Stalemate in Western Sahara decolonization process frustrates Polisario

The National Secretariat of the Polisario Front expressed “deep concern” about the current stalemate in Western Sahara, blaming Moroccan intransigence and defiance to the United Nations to find a just and lasting solution to the conflict. Their statement followed the 10th Ordinary … Read More