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‘Surge in financing’ needed to transform the world: UN chief

seg, 24/09/2018 - 20:17
A “surge in financing and investments” is needed to achieve the 2030 Agenda, the United Nations plan of action agreed by Member States, to transform the world, the Secretary-General said on Monday.
Categorias: Internacionais

Private business must be a ‘driving force’ for securing peace, curbing climate change: Guterres

seg, 24/09/2018 - 18:40
The rate of sustainable development is “too slow” and private business has a major role to play in speeding it up, while also slowing the runaway pace of climate change that threatens the entire world with catastrophe, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said Monday.
Categorias: Internacionais

UN News Daily #UNGA Guide: Mandela Peace Summit, Global Goals, Youth and Yemen

seg, 24/09/2018 - 10:19
As the United Nations enters its biggest weeks of the year with a plethora of events, speakers and leaders’ meetings, UN News will be preparing a daily guide to help you navigate what’s going on and keep abreast of the world-changing decisions that are made in the hallways of UN headquarters in New York. 
Categorias: Internacionais

Financing the 2030 Agenda: What is it and why is it important?

seg, 24/09/2018 - 01:00
António Guterres launches his strategy to finance the 2030 Agenda to put the world on a more sustainable path, this 24 September, ahead of the General Assembly’s annual general debate.
Categorias: Internacionais

UN chief seeking ‘renewed commitment’ to global rules and values, as world leaders head to New York

qui, 20/09/2018 - 17:12
UN chief António Guterres on Thursday called for a “renewed commitment to a rules-based global order” and to the organization he leads, highlighting his key themes for discussion during the High-Level week of the General Assembly, beginning on Monday.
Categorias: Internacionais

A third of world’s out-of-school youth live in conflict, disaster-affected countries: UNICEF report

qua, 19/09/2018 - 13:45
Childhood is a time for growth, a time for school. But conflict or disaster are depriving 104 million young people between the ages of five and 17 of that foundation, according to a new study by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
Categorias: Internacionais

Bring the United Nations closer to the people, urges Assembly President in her inaugural speech

ter, 18/09/2018 - 18:32
The new session of the United Nations General Assembly opened on Wednesday with its President pledging to use her year in office to bring the world body closer to the people and strengthen their sense of ownership and support for the UN.
Categorias: Internacionais

Keeping order in the General Assembly: The strange saga of how a Viking gavel was broken, then lost, then carved again

seg, 17/09/2018 - 14:50
If you’re a keen observer of the United Nations General Assembly, you may have noticed the body’s President wields a very unusual looking gavel. It is a gift from Iceland, and there’s a very interesting story behind it.
Categorias: Internacionais

Now is a ‘pivotal time for climate action’ says UN chief, looking to ozone layer gains

dom, 16/09/2018 - 07:20
With record-breaking heat once again enveloping the earth this year, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said it was also “a pivotal time for climate action”, marking  the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, on Sunday.
Categorias: Internacionais

‘Shadow’ of persistent inequality is growing, key UN human development report reveals

sex, 14/09/2018 - 14:25
While health, education, and income levels have improved overall across the globe, “wide inequalities” both among and within countries, are casting a shadow on sustained human development, a new United Nations report shows.
Categorias: Internacionais

FROM THE FIELD: Rwanda’s Green Villages benefit poorest

qui, 13/09/2018 - 14:48
An innovative approach to supporting the poorest and most vulnerable in Rwanda, is helping to address environmental problems and achieve ambitious development goals there, according to the UN Development Programme, UNDP.
Categorias: Internacionais

South-South Cooperation Day focuses in on sustainable development, a ‘new phase of cooperation’

qua, 12/09/2018 - 18:15
As part of the 40th anniversary of the International Day for South-South Cooperation, the United Nations drew together on Wednesday, more than 100 best-practices developed in the countries of the Global South, which embody the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Categorias: Internacionais

‘Great Pacific Garbage Patch’ clean-up project launches trial run: UN Environment

seg, 10/09/2018 - 13:30
A trial run of an innovative system designed to clean up the world’s seas and oceans, founded by UN Environment Programme (UNEP)  “Champion of the Earth” laureate Boyan Slat, has set off from San Francisco, in a bid to begin the removal of the so-called Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
Categorias: Internacionais

144 years on, Universal Postal Union meets to define its 21st Century role

sex, 07/09/2018 - 17:00
The Universal Postal Union (UPU), one of the world’s oldest international organizations, has met in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa to improve its working practices and define its role in the modern world.
Categorias: Internacionais

With AI, jobs are changing but no mass unemployment expected – UN labour experts

ter, 04/09/2018 - 13:04
The rise of frontier technologies like Artificial Intelligence has caused fears of robots taking over blue-collar jobs, but a United Nations expert says humans still have the upper hand given their creativity and ability to form relationships.   
Categorias: Internacionais

In Beijing, UN chief urges win-win collaboration between China and Africa for ‘the future we want’

seg, 03/09/2018 - 13:53
Highlighting the economic and development progress made in China and Africa, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres urged them to unite their combined potential for peaceful, sustainable and equitable progress to the benefit of all humankind.
Categorias: Internacionais

Embrace ‘people-centered multilateralism,’ UN-civil society forum urges

qui, 23/08/2018 - 20:08
Thursday afternoon, the 67th United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI)/Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Conference concluded, pledging to “uplift those whose human rights are most under threat and to protect our planet by living in harmony with nature.”
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‘Finding global solutions for global problems’ focus of UN-civil society forum

qua, 22/08/2018 - 18:05
The 67th United Nations Department of Public Information/Non-Governmental Organization (DPI/NGO) Conference kicked off today at UN Headquarters in New York, with speeches affirming the importance of multilateralism, closer partnerships between the UN and civil society, and the role that young people have to play.
Categorias: Internacionais

‘Think beyond farm jobs’ to reach sustainable development, UN agriculture chief advises African youth

seg, 20/08/2018 - 14:20
For the African continent to achieve sustainable development, more jobs must be created for its young people, including in the digitalized agriculture sectors, the United Nations agriculture chief told an international conference on Monday.
Categorias: Internacionais

Multilateralism: The only path to address the world’s troubles, signals Guterres

ter, 14/08/2018 - 17:03
As the world’s problems grow, multilateralism represents to best path to meet the challenges that lie ahead, said United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Tuesday, launching his annual report.
Categorias: Internacionais