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FROM THE FIELD: Liberia boosts efforts to guard against rising seas

seg, 14/01/2019 - 19:42
With rising sea levels due to climate change already affecting coastal communities in Liberia, there are fears that densely populated parts of the capital Monrovia could be submerged, unless action is taken.
Categorias: Internacionais

World ‘not yet on track’ to ensure children a better future: UN rights chief

seg, 14/01/2019 - 13:40
Some Member States have fallen short of offering a better future to children who continue to die prematurely or fall victim to poverty, trafficking and slavery, UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Monday.
Categorias: Internacionais

CLIMATE CHANGE FOCUS: Fighting drought with Somalia’s sand dams

ter, 25/12/2018 - 13:00
The construction of sand dams which retain water above and below sand bars, is improving access to water supplies for people in Somalia as the country continues to weather periods of damaging drought.
Categorias: Internacionais

THE COMMITTEES: Setting out to ‘transform the world’ in the General Assembly's Second Committee

ter, 25/12/2018 - 10:00
How is the UN tackling its most ambitious and far-reaching project: the 2030 Agenda to “transform the world”? This is the mammoth responsibility of the UN’s General Assembly’s Second Committee – the body which deals with “economic and financial matters”. Here is the second in our series on what happens at the UN when the world leaders have gone home at the end of September, and the Committees get going on turning pledges and ideas into action.
Categorias: Internacionais

UN rights chief welcomes new text to protect rights of peasants and other rural workers

ter, 18/12/2018 - 16:50
As the most basic rights of rural people continue to be trampled on in many parts of the world, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, welcomed Monday the adoption on Monday by the UN General Assembly of a new declaration to help safeguard them.
Categorias: Internacionais

Most ‘precious’ and ‘scarce’ resource of our time is dialogue, UN chief tells Doha policy forum

dom, 16/12/2018 - 19:35
Following a productive two weeks of global dialogue for the United Nations and its Member States, alongside governments and advocates, Secretary-General António  Guterres, speaking in the Qatar capital, Doha, underscored the importance of international cooperation in the “enormous challenges” of our time, drawing the curtain on a job finished at Sunday’s Doha Forum.
Categorias: Internacionais

‘Fire-fighting approach’ to humanitarian aid ‘not sustainable’: Deputy UN chief

qua, 12/12/2018 - 19:46
With around one in every 60 people across the world caught up in a crisis that requires urgent humanitarian assistance, the UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed told a top panel on the issue on Wednesday that maintaining a “fire-fighting approach is not sustainable” in the long term.
Categorias: Internacionais

The costs of corruption: values, economic development under assault, trillions lost, says Guterres

sab, 08/12/2018 - 19:20
Every year, trillions of dollars - equivalent to more than five percent of global GDP - are paid in bribes or stolen through corruption, the United Nations reported on the International Day which serves to highlight the pervasive crime, marked this Sunday.
Categorias: Internacionais

Internet milestone reached, as more than 50 per cent go online: UN telecoms agency

sex, 07/12/2018 - 19:13
For the first time, more than half of the world’s population of nearly 8 billion will be using the internet by the end of 2018, the United Nations telecommunications agency announced on Friday.
Categorias: Internacionais

On flight to sustainable development, ‘leave no country behind’, urges aviation agency

sex, 07/12/2018 - 18:36
Marking International Civil Aviation Day, the United Nations aviation agency, ICAO, is showcasing the socio-economic benefits and “tremendous” opportunities presented by the global journey towards sustainable development. 
Categorias: Internacionais

Taking fast road to ‘e-mobility’ central to a sustainable future: COP24

qui, 06/12/2018 - 06:18
As the transportation sector continues to be a major culprit in the global rise in temperatures, the urgent need for clean solutions – in particular, powered by electricity or “e-mobility” – is being highlighted at the two-week United Nations climate change conference ‘COP24’ in Katowice, Poland.
Categorias: Internacionais

Soil pollution ‘jeopardizing’ life on Earth, UN agency warns on World Day

qua, 05/12/2018 - 14:42
Soil is a “treasure beneath our feet,” essential to human lives and well-being, a senior United Nations official has highlighted, warning, however, that this invaluable resource is under constant threat from the little-understood phenomenon of soil pollution.
Categorias: Internacionais

Assembly President launches new initiative to purge plastics and purify oceans

ter, 04/12/2018 - 17:31
The President of the UN General Assembly launched a new global call to action on Tuesday, to help end the scourge of plastic pollution in the ocean.
Categorias: Internacionais

UN recognises role of sport in achieving sustainable development

ter, 04/12/2018 - 13:49
The power of sport to help make sustainable development a reality and, in particular, the 2030 Agenda – the United Nations’ blueprint to transform the world for the benefit of all – has been explicitly recognized by a General Assembly resolution, adopted at UN Headquarters on Monday.
Categorias: Internacionais

Ambition, transformation, active citizenship: COP24 looks to next year’s big UN Climate Change Summit

ter, 04/12/2018 - 12:16
With thousands gathered in Katowice, Poland, for the ‘COP24’ meeting to chart the way forward for climate action, United Nations chief António Guterres presented his longer-term vision on Tuesday for the 2019 Climate Change Summit.
Categorias: Internacionais

‘We need to do more’ to transform the world, deputy UN chief tells African audiences

seg, 03/12/2018 - 19:00
During her current trip to South Africa, Deputy-Secretary-General Amina Mohammed has spoken at several events in Johannesburg, on the importance of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development - the UN’s blueprint to end extreme poverty, fight injustice, and protect the planet, ensuring that no one is left behind.
Categorias: Internacionais

FROM THE FIELD: Persons with disabilities bike towards sustainability

seg, 03/12/2018 - 17:42
People with disabilities in Ukraine are contributing to the development of a network of environmentally friendly bicycle routes which are helping to protect unique local landscapes.
Categorias: Internacionais

UN agriculture chief urges ‘transformative changes’ to how we eat

seg, 03/12/2018 - 17:30
Obesity affects millions of people, and several billion suffer from diseases caused by vitamin- or mineral-deficient diets, known as micronutrient deficiencies, according to the UN agriculture chief, who called on Monday for “transformative changes” to our food systems.
Categorias: Internacionais

First-ever UN report on disability and development, illustrates inclusion gaps

seg, 03/12/2018 - 12:38
The United Nations launched its first-ever flagship report on disability and development on Monday; published by, for, and with, persons with disabilities, in the hopes of fostering more accessible, and disability-inclusive societies.
Categorias: Internacionais

COP24: green, gender focus, as UN's crucial climate change conference gets underway

dom, 02/12/2018 - 15:37
COP24,  the two-week 24th conference of the parties of the United Nations Climate Change Convention (UNFCCC), started on Sunday in Katowice, Poland, with a special focus on carbon neutrality and gender equality. 
Categorias: Internacionais