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‘Done right,’ expanded partnerships can deliver more sustainable results – deputy UN chief

seg, 21/05/2018 - 17:20
Cooperation over development is critical in delivering the ambitious 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the UN deputy chief said on Monday, calling for strengthened “multi-stakeholder” partnerships, and better policy coordination.
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In Washington D.C., Guterres signs pact with World Bank, meets US President Trump

sex, 18/05/2018 - 19:26
The United Nations and the World Bank Group on Friday signed an agreement to work closer together to help countries implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and achieve measurable results to transform their economies and societies.
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Economic growth ‘exceeds expectations’ but trade tensions are rising: UN report

qui, 17/05/2018 - 17:31
Global economic growth is exceeding expectations this year but heightened geopolitical tension and uncertainty over international trade could thwart progress, according to a new United Nations report.
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Celebrate love, strengthen partnerships to end AIDS epidemic by 2030 says UN agency

qui, 17/05/2018 - 12:48
Marking the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, the United Nations is calling for strengthened partnerships to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people and their families.
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Climate change: An 'existential threat' to humanity, UN chief warns global summit

ter, 15/05/2018 - 14:10
None of the world’s challenges loom as large as climate change, the United Nations chief told a major climate action summit on Tuesday, reiterating his belief that global warming poses an “existential threat” to humanity.
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Key UN forum in Asia-Pacific sets its sights on combatting inequality

seg, 14/05/2018 - 18:47
With concern growing that the divide between rich and poor is continuing to widen – especially in the Asia-Pacific region – top United Nations officials are calling for greater emphasis on growth that leads to fairer societies and a healthier planet.
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UN health agency aims to save millions of lives by ‘elimination’ of trans-fatty acids from global food chain

seg, 14/05/2018 - 16:53
Industrially-produced trans-fats may give food a longer shelf life, but each year they also lead to the death of more than 500,000 people from cardiovascular and heart disease, according to the United Nations health agency.
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Save our planet by protecting migratory birds and their ‘epic journeys,’ urges UN chief

sab, 12/05/2018 - 01:15
As they make their global journeys, migratory birds not only set birdwatchers’ binoculars agog, they also help the planet maintain its essential ecological balance.
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New UN agency guidelines aim to sustain forest benefits for future generations

qui, 10/05/2018 - 12:28
New guidelines designed to give poor and isolated communities more of a say in how tropical forests are used and preserved around the world were published on Thursday, by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
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Amid a ‘crisis of solidarity,’ seek inspiration from the Buddha’s message of empathy, urges UN chief

qua, 02/05/2018 - 10:43
At an event commemorating the Day of Vesak, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres urged the global community to draw inspiration from the Buddha’s teachings and message of tolerance, empathy and humanism.
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Nations begin drafting ‘operating manual’ for climate action at UN conference in Bonn

seg, 30/04/2018 - 14:56
The latest round of United Nations climate change negotiations began on Monday in Bonn, Germany, to further develop the “operating manual” for implementing the landmark 2015 Paris Agreement, which aims to keep temperature rises this century, well below 2 degrees Celsius.
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Disasters could cost Asia-Pacific region $160 billion per year by 2030, UN warns

ter, 24/04/2018 - 19:30
Economic losses to disasters in Asia and the Pacific could exceed $160 billion annually by 2030, the United Nations development arm in the region warned on Tuesday, urging greater innovation in disaster risk financing.
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A new bond with nature is goal of UN’s Mother Earth Day celebration

seg, 23/04/2018 - 19:23
 Harmony with Nature – living a better quality of life while minimizing the use of toxic materials and preserving natural resources – was the focus of the International Mother Earth Day celebration Monday at the United Nations.
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At development financing forum, top UN officials urge breakaway from ‘short-termism’

seg, 23/04/2018 - 17:05
The United Nations will support countries’ path to sustainable development by brokering partnerships, pursuing innovative finance, leveraging resources and building the necessary capacities, senior officials said Monday, highlighting the need for a change of mind-set from “short-termism” to long-term investments. 
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UN launches initiative to improve road safety worldwide

qui, 12/04/2018 - 16:51
With some 1.3 million drivers, passengers and pedestrians dying each year on the world’s roads, the United Nations took a major step to address this tragedy by launching on Thursday a trust fund to spur action that could save lives and prevent the loss of opportunity associated with road accidents.
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With fair play, tolerance and team spirit, sport can score for peace and development, say UN officials

seg, 09/04/2018 - 19:26
The United Nations can make its voice heard on the power of sport in promoting both peace and development, a senior UN official said Monday, urging participants at a special Headquarters event to “bring out our inner sports fans,” and harness sport as a force for positive change.
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Universal health coverage key to safer, fairer world, says WHO chief on eve of World Health Day

sex, 06/04/2018 - 19:44
The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday marked World Health Day, and the agency’s 70th anniversary, with a strong call for universal health coverage, to ensure that all people can get quality health services, where and when they need them, without suffering financial hardship.
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Marking Sport for Development Day, Japanese athletes take UN Global Goals forward

qui, 05/04/2018 - 16:45
Ahead of the International Day of Sport, world renowned Japanese athletes are joining a United Nations-backed campaign to promote global development goals through the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games their country will host in 2020.
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The world banks on sunshine, UN says in renewable energy report

qui, 05/04/2018 - 16:02
In 2017, solar energy dominated global investment in new power generation like never before, according to a new United Nations-backed report, which shows a steady move away from fossil fuel-based power production to ‘green’ power sources.
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Business leaders at UN forum challenged to invest in a more sustainable future for all

qua, 04/04/2018 - 18:48
Three years into the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the United Nations continues brokering new partnerships between governments, the private sector and civil society to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), participants told a forum at UN Headquarters on Wednesday.
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