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India ‘will not let you fail’ to reach Sustainable Development Goals, Foreign Minister tells UN

sab, 29/09/2018 - 13:52
India is “totally committed” to achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) said Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday, addressing the United Nations General Assembly’s annual debate, promising to get there ahead of time, thanks to an “unprecedented economic and social transformation”, now underway.
Categorias: Internacionais

Uphold UN Charter, reject unilateralism, declares Cambodia’s Prime Minister

sex, 28/09/2018 - 18:31
Addressing world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly’s general debate on Friday, Prime Minister Hun Sen of Cambodia described the world as a fragile, unpredictable, and complicated place where countries “big and small must respect one another.”
Categorias: Internacionais

Address shared challenges by supporting ‘collective efforts’ and reform, Albania’s President says at UN

sex, 28/09/2018 - 13:41
At the United Nations General Assembly’s annual debate on Friday, Albanian President, Ilir Meta told world leaders that “we continue to see the UN as a multilateral instrument through which peaceful international order is safeguarded.”
Categorias: Internacionais

At UN, Himalayan nations, at forefront of climate impact, outline threats to their unique ecosystems

qui, 27/09/2018 - 22:02
Addressing world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly, the Prime Minister of Nepal urged greater international focus on the developing world to ensure they are able to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), remarking that it is these nations that will be the “battleground on which the 2030 Agenda will be won or lost.”
Categorias: Internacionais

‘We do not need superheroes,’ the world expects its leaders to tackle global ills, Indonesian vice-president tells UN

qui, 27/09/2018 - 20:50
With collective will, compassion and humanity, world leaders gathered at the United Nations General Assembly Hall have what it takes to deal with complex and worsening global challenges, the Indonesian Vice-President declared on Thursday.
Categorias: Internacionais

Chronic illnesses: UN stands up to stop 41 million avoidable deaths per year

qui, 27/09/2018 - 15:59
“Heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, chronic Lyme disease, depression” – just some of the illnesses outlined by World Health Organization (WHO) chief Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus, who drove home the danger by asking delegates to stand up, when they heard the name of an illness that had killed someone they loved: One by one, every single person in the room, got to their feet.
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On day two of UN General Assembly’s annual debate, it’s multilateralism all the way

qua, 26/09/2018 - 22:54
From trade to climate change to development and fighting diseases, world leaders mounted the podium of the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday to deliver a ringing endorsement of multilateralism, singling out a strengthened UN as the prime tool for improving humanity’s lot.
Categorias: Internacionais

Shun unilateral action, embrace multilateralism, Namibian President urges at UN Assembly

qua, 26/09/2018 - 12:12
Warning that the world seems to be drifting away from dialogue and towards unilateral action – at great peril to very fundamental tenets of democracy – the President of Namibia called on world leaders, gathered at the United Nations General Assembly, to embrace multilateralism.
Categorias: Internacionais

‘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.
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UN News Daily 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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‘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.
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