Curated by Peter Hulm
News from 2020 not involving COVID-19, unless it predicts the impacts. See also: POST-COVID for assessments and reports on what comes next.
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The results of the vote were:
For (23) : Afghanistan, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark ,Fiji, Germany, Italy, Japan, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Republic of Korea, Slovakia, Spain, Ukraine and Uruguay.
Against (2) : Eritrea and Venezuela.
Abstentions (22) : Angola, Armenia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, India, Indonesia, Libya, Mauritania, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Senegal, Somalia, Sudan and Togo.
: Coronavirus Stories: Not just a health pandemic, but a multi-sectorial crisis requiring Africa specific solutions
: Mangroves: a tool for climate change – and more
"Tourism is not only too susceptible to global events — especially those affecting North America — but a vehicle of oppression and a microcosm of a society. People in critical positions — housekeeping, security, and food service — are paid low wages, increasing their dependence on tips and, by extension, deference, subservience, and the inability to say no. They work erratic shifts, miss special family occasions, and completely exhaust themselves if they pursue a degree to facilitate a career change."
: Caribbean Dreams – Economic Nightmares
: Coral Vita: Making reef rescue fun — and a business
: POLAR FOCUS: The view from Greenland – About contexts