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‘Laser-sharp focus’ needed to achieve Global Goals by 2030, UN political forum told

seg, 09/07/2018 - 16:07
Progress has been made on achieving global goals to end poverty and hunger but meeting the targets by the deadline of 2030 will require a laser-sharp focus and a true sense of urgency, a key United Nations forum on sustainable development heard on Monday.
Categorias: Internacionais

International Day of Cooperatives sets stage for long-standing production and consumption

sab, 07/07/2018 - 15:28
Each year on the first Saturday in July, the international community celebrates the International Day of Cooperatives – successful businesses based on ethical values and principles. This year, the Day focuses on the theme “Sustainable consumption and production of goods and services.” 
Categorias: Internacionais

Forests ‘essential’ for the future, UN agriculture chief spells out in new report

sex, 06/07/2018 - 10:15
Time is running out for the world’s forests, warns a new report by the United Nations agriculture agency, urging governments to foster an all-inclusive approach to benefit both trees and those who rely on them.
Categorias: Internacionais

Parliaments can be pillars of democracy and defenders of human rights, says UN chief on International Day

seg, 02/07/2018 - 18:12
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has underscored the “pivotal role” played by parliaments and their importance to “advance the aspirations” of the citizens they represent.
Categorias: Internacionais

UN launches plan to promote peace, inclusive growth in Africa’s Sahel

sab, 30/06/2018 - 16:59
The United Nations has launched a major support plan to promote sustainable peace and inclusive growth as well as empower women and youth in Africa's vast Sahel region.
Categorias: Internacionais

At Ministerial session, UN regional office in Beirut to focus on technology for sustainable development

ter, 26/06/2018 - 17:11
The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) is set to hold its 30th Ministerial Session in Beirut, Lebanon on 27 and 28 June with a focus on technology for sustainable development.
Categorias: Internacionais

Use space technology to build a better world for all, urges UN chief

qua, 20/06/2018 - 17:33
Not only has space exploration captured the world’s imagination, it can also help humankind address existential challenges back on earth, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said on Wednesday, in his message to the UN’s key forum on space affairs.
Categorias: Internacionais

Conflict and climate change challenge sustainable development effort: UN report

qua, 20/06/2018 - 17:28
Although more people are leading better lives than a decade ago, persistent poverty and hunger, as well as rapid urbanization, are challenging global efforts to create a more just and equitable world, according to a United Nations report launched on Wednesday.
Categorias: Internacionais

From low-earth orbit, ‘envoys’ of humanity join UN space forum

qua, 20/06/2018 - 16:15
Floating in near zero-gravity, 400 kilometres above the Pacific Ocean and flying at over 28,000 kilometres per hour, the six crew members onboard the International Space Station (ISS) joined the key United Nations forum on outer space affairs via video link on Wednesday, to discuss the importance of working together.
Categorias: Internacionais

If we can build the International Space Station, ‘we can do anything’ – UN Champion for Space

ter, 19/06/2018 - 14:56
The sight of Earth, from hundreds of kilometers away in open space while you are tethered only to the International Space Station, is “absolutely amazing”, said Scott Kelly, the UN Champion for Space and former US astronaut, stressing that the world we live on “is our only planet.”
Categorias: Internacionais

Space science now a ‘fundamental pillar’ of 21st century human development: top UN space official

seg, 18/06/2018 - 13:50
After “relentless” progress in space technology, the focus for the international community must now shift to ensuring that the benefits of space science are available to everyone, everywhere, a senior United Nations official told a major conference on Monday.
Categorias: Internacionais

On World Day to Combat Desertification, UN shines spotlight on ‘true value’ of land

dom, 17/06/2018 - 01:30
Land is not a limitless resource and ignoring its role in our everyday lives threatens food and water supplies, biodiversity and the security of us all, the United Nations agency that fights desertification worldwide has said.
Categorias: Internacionais

UN forum to explore use of outer space to improve lives, protect planet

sex, 15/06/2018 - 22:46
Marking 50 years since the world first came together to discuss the peaceful uses of outer space, government leaders, policy makers, civil society representatives and space experts will gather at a United Nations forum in Vienna from Monday to explore the future course of global space cooperation for the benefit of humankind.
Categorias: Internacionais

UNICEF urges all countries to provide ‘Super Dads’ with paid leave

qua, 13/06/2018 - 21:20
Almost two-thirds of the world’s children under the age of one live in countries where fathers are not legally entitled to any paid paternity leave, according to a new analysis by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
Categorias: Internacionais

Prevention is key to ‘breaking the cycle of HIV transmission’, UN chief tells General Assembly

ter, 12/06/2018 - 18:22
This year’s United Nations annual debate over how best to battle HIV and AIDS heard that while progress had been made, it remains “uneven and fragile” with many hurdles still to come.  
Categorias: Internacionais

Everyone has 'a moral imperative' to uphold the rights of persons with disabilities, says UN chief

ter, 12/06/2018 - 15:45
Cementing and protecting the rights of around 1.5 billion people around the world in accordance with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is a “moral imperative” said United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Tuesday.
Categorias: Internacionais

‘We face a global emergency’ over oceans: UN chief sounds the alarm at G7 Summit event

sab, 09/06/2018 - 15:10
Unless there is a change of course, the amount of plastic waste in the world’s oceans will outweigh the fish that live in them, by 2050, said the United Nations Secretary-General on Saturday, declaring that the world now faces a “global emergency” over the oceans.
Categorias: Internacionais

India-UN fund gets 22 development projects off the ground in first year

sex, 08/06/2018 - 18:56
An India-United Nations fund aimed at supporting sustainable development for low-income nations marked its first anniversary on Friday, with 22 projects having already been approved in 25 partner countries.
Categorias: Internacionais

World must unite against ‘preventable tragedy’ of ocean pollution: UN chief

sex, 08/06/2018 - 14:11
From carrying your own water bottle, to volunteering for a local clean-up, everybody needs to do something to stop plastic pollution from getting into the world’s oceans, said UN Secretary-General António Guterres in his message for World Oceans Day.
Categorias: Internacionais

Science, technology and innovation crucial to ‘transformative impact’ of Global Goals, UN forum hears

ter, 05/06/2018 - 18:01
If everyone is to enjoy a future of peace, dignity and opportunity, then science, technology and innovation need to be at the heart of the race to reach the 17 Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, a Forum at UN Headquarters heard on Tuesday.
Categorias: Internacionais