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The construction of the Ilisu Dam in Turkey will have a devastating impact on the water resources, environment, and cultural heritage of Iraq, Turkey, and Iran. Civil society organizations from these three countries have joined together in a transnational advocacy campaign to raise these issues at the national and international levels.
The Palestinian Contractors Union recently warned UNICEF, the UN agency for children, of a boycott if it proceeds with offering tenders for the construction of a desalination plant in the Gaza Strip to two Israeli companies, Nirosoft and Odis Filtering. UNICEF responded with a statement clarifying its procurement procedures and saying that the contracts haven’t been offered yet, reverting the final decision on whether to proceed to the Coastal Municipal Water Utility (CMWU), the Palestinian entity responsible for implementing the project.
SAO PAULO — Activist and former Brazilian presidential candidate Marina Silva on June 5 called for protests matching the magnitude of Egypt's Tahrir Square demonstrations at an upcoming UN environmental meeting.