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Farmers on the frontline in battle against drug-resistant microbes: UN health agency

qua, 14/11/2018 - 18:33
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has revealed that as some 700,000 people are dying each year from antimicrobial resistant infections, an untold number of sick animals are also suffering from diseases that do not respond to treatment.
Categorias: Internacionais

Coral reefs can’t wait for world to take action, urges UN, as Biodiversity Conference gets underway

qua, 14/11/2018 - 14:31
Sounding the alarm about the urgent need to protect coral reefs from extinction within decades, a new coalition of organizations, including the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), was launched on Wednesday in Egypt during the UN Biodiversity Conference, to galvanize global leadership before it is too late.
Categorias: Internacionais

UN and Tokyo 2020, leverage power of Olympic Games in global sustainable development race

qua, 14/11/2018 - 13:47
The United Nations and the organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games have signed an agreement to highlight the important contribution that sport makes in the race to reach the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), by the ambitious deadline of 2030.
Categorias: Internacionais

‘12 million’ stateless people globally, warns UNHCR chief in call to States for decisive action

ter, 13/11/2018 - 03:20
An estimated 12 million people may be victims of statelessness the impact of which is “immediate and can be dire”, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Tuesday.
Categorias: Internacionais

CLIMATE CHANGE FOCUS: Cows, coffee and sustainable farming

seg, 12/11/2018 - 19:10
Small-scale farms in Panama are helping to heal land degraded by extensive cattle ranching and extreme rainfall or drought associated with climate change, thanks to a project supported by the UN Development Programme, (UNDP).
Categorias: Internacionais

Civil society groups matter for Cambodia’s sustainable development: UN expert

qui, 08/11/2018 - 15:00
The Cambodian Government must work in tandem with civil society groups and build its policies around citizens’ human rights, if the country is to see durable peace and sustainable development, a UN expert urged on Friday.
Categorias: Internacionais

‘Warp speed’ technology must be ‘force for good’ UN chief tells web leaders

seg, 05/11/2018 - 19:32
Technological advances are happening “at a warp speed,” United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said on Monday in Lisbon, Portugal, as a major three-day Web Summit got underway.
Categorias: Internacionais

‘Colossal human loss’ threatens Asia, Pacific as hunger fight stalls – UN agencies

sex, 02/11/2018 - 12:17
Well over half the world’s undernourished people live in the Asia-Pacific region, making it a critical part of the global push to end extreme hunger and malnutrition in line with the Sustainable Development Goal (SDGs), cautioned a new United Nations report on Friday.
Categorias: Internacionais

Fighting ‘existential crisis’ of encroaching desert sands

qui, 01/11/2018 - 13:25
In a move described as a landmark decision, the Group of Earth Observations (GEO) – a UN-backed partnership set up to improve Earth observation data-sharing and availability, to benefit all life – has launched a global initiative to reverse the “existential crisis” created by desertification and land degradation.
Categorias: Internacionais

Plastic-busting fungi may help tackle pollution, climate change: UN Environment

qua, 31/10/2018 - 12:58
When it comes to helping green our world, organic mushrooms from the local market may be just the tip of the iceberg. A new United Nations-backed report reveals that fungi could help ween the world off its plastic addiction, by degrading polyurethane in just a matter of weeks.
Categorias: Internacionais

Weekly migration of 1.4m to cities can contribute to ‘disasters’

ter, 30/10/2018 - 18:11
The migration of some 1.4 million people every week to cities around the world “can strain local capacities, contributing to increased risk from natural and human made disasters’” according to the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres.
Categorias: Internacionais

FROM THE FIELD: Urban Mexico moves toward better livelihoods, cleaner cities

ter, 30/10/2018 - 17:15
Mexico is improving the lives of the 80 percent of its inhabitants residing in cities, by pushing towards less polluted, more eco-friendly environments, thanks to support from the UN.
Categorias: Internacionais

‘Essential step’ towards universal health care made at pivotal UN conference

qui, 25/10/2018 - 12:34
United Nations Member States have unanimously vowed to strengthen primary health care, as an “essential step” towards achieving universal health coverage for all.
Categorias: Internacionais

Funding boost for sustainable development data agreed at UN conference

qua, 24/10/2018 - 13:11
In a declaration agreed at the close of the 2018 UN World Data Forum in Dubai on Wednesday, leaders in the field agreed on measures to boost funding for data and statistical analysis, to speed up progress towards the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.
Categorias: Internacionais

‘Never give up’: UN chief urges all who serve, marking UN Day

ter, 23/10/2018 - 02:00
Marking the 2018 United Nations Day, which falls on 24 October, Secretary-General António Guterres is urging the men and women of the UN, and those they serve, to “never give up” tackling the world’s many challenges.
Categorias: Internacionais

Governments, businesses ‘walk the talk’ for investment in sustainable development: UN forum

seg, 22/10/2018 - 15:44
Business and government leaders from around the world have gathered at a major United Nations conference in Geneva, in search of innovative and strategic solutions to complex investment and development challenges.
Categorias: Internacionais

Many deaths can be avoided with better data: UN deputy chief

seg, 22/10/2018 - 14:02
Speaking at the opening session of the UN World Data Forum on Monday, Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed highlighted the life-saving impact that data can have, noting that better data and forecasting could have averted many deaths from natural disasters.
Categorias: Internacionais

Data experts gather to find solutions to world’s biggest challenges at UN Forum

dom, 21/10/2018 - 18:08
International data sectors from national statistical offices, the private sector, NGOs, academia and international and regional organizations are gathering in Dubai from Monday to Wednesday, in a bid to accelerate progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Categorias: Internacionais

Africa is ‘on the rise’, says UN chief Guterres, urging collaboration for better future

qua, 17/10/2018 - 18:15
Africa is “on the move and on the rise” with communities coming together to resolve their problems and offer mutual support, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres highlighted on Wednesday.
Categorias: Internacionais

World population set to grow another 2.2 billion by 2050: UN survey

qua, 17/10/2018 - 11:29
The world’s population is set to grow by 2.2 billion between now and 2050, the UN said on Wednesday, and more than half of that growth - 1.3 billion - is likely to be in sub-Saharan Africa, where women’s rights are hampered by limited access to healthcare and education, along with “entrenched gender discrimination”.
Categorias: Internacionais