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Hi, this is Paula. Campaigners and countries are celebrating a historic agreement to protect the world’s oceans beyond national boundaries.

Meanwhile, a report presented at the UN Human Rights Council said the depriving of rights to Afghan women by the Taliban may amount to crimes against humanity.

And some diplomats are hopeful that a pandemic treaty may be in sight.

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A tiger shark in the Bahamas. (Gerald Schömbs/Unsplash)

UN adopts historic deal to protect high seas. After 20 years of stalled talks, UN member states struck a historic deal to protect a third of international waters and the biodiversity they host. Currently, only eight per cent of oceans are protected, while concerns have been growing over the negative impacts of climate change, shipping, mining and industrial fishing on marine habitats. The agreement comes three months after a biodiversity summit in Montreal committed countries to protect 30 per cent of the Earth’s land and seas by 2030.

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