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Prime Minister of Peru has a bill on his desk The Prime Minister of Peru has a bill on his desk that would turn one of the most precious corners of the Amazon into a National Park — he just needs to sign it. Every hour he doesn’t sign it, this treasured piece of land is being destroyed. Join the urgent call to save the Sierra del Divisor: SIGN NOW Dear friends, A beautiful, far-flung piece of the Amazonian rainforest is under threat — vast swathes of untouched land home to jaguars, cougars and a vast range of flora and fauna are at risk of being destroyed by illegal coca growers and loggers. But with a stroke of his pen, the Peruvian Prime Minister could turn it into a National Park and save it. The bill to protect the forest is on his desk and PM Cateriano is considering signing it right now — but every hour he doesn’t, this treasure is being destroyed. If he takes a stand against this illegal destruction, his leadership could inspire others to protect the planet and his example will ech…
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ICC partnership with UNICEFNEW YORK, 21 October 2015 – The International Cricket Council (ICC) and UNICEF today announced a five-year partnership to advocate on behalf of the world’s most disadvantaged children. Every year 5.9 million children die before their fifth birthday from mostly preventable causes; over half a billion children live in extreme poverty; and 59 million primary school-aged children do not go to school. The partnership aims to raise awareness of these challenges and encourage cricket fans to speak out for the children whose lives are these statistics. The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 was the most watched event in the history of Indian television, drawing over 635 million viewers. The partnership will use the ICC’s platform to advocate for children in India and other countries where cricket is a popular sport. An initial focus will be to improve sanitation in India, which has the largest number of people still defecating in the open: more than 595 million. Poor sanita…