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‘Spotlight Initiative’ can make violence against women a thing of the past, says UN deputy chief

ter, 05/06/2018 - 12:51
The launch of a new partnership between the United Nations and European Union, is an essential tool to make violence against women and girls “a thing of the past”, said UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed on Tuesday.
Categorias: Internacionais

The world is being ‘swamped’ by harmful plastic waste says UN chief, marking Environment Day

seg, 04/06/2018 - 18:30
The world must unite to “beat plastic pollution” United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said in his message for World Environment Day on Tuesday, noting that microplastic particles in the ocean, “now outnumber stars in our galaxy”.
Categorias: Internacionais

UN ‘Tech Bank’ opens in Turkey, to help poor nations ‘leapfrog development challenges’

seg, 04/06/2018 - 16:59
The United Nations on Monday welcomed a new member of the family, which will help address the development challenges of the world’s poorest countries through science, technology and innovation,  while also marking a significant milestone for the whole 2030  Sustainable Development Agenda.
Categorias: Internacionais

Countries back ‘ambitious and comprehensive’ reform of UN development system

qui, 31/05/2018 - 18:18
The United Nations General Assembly on Thursday gave the green light to a bold new plan to make sustainable development a reality, described by UN chief António Guterres as “the most ambitious and comprehensive transformation of the UN development system in decades.”
Categorias: Internacionais

World needs generation of self-empowered ‘superheroes’, UN youth forum told

qua, 30/05/2018 - 17:34
The United Nations needs to spend more time talking directly to young people across the world, beyond simply talking about their concerns, said the President of the General Assembly on Wednesday, opening a major Youth Dialogue event at UN Headquarters in New York.  
Categorias: Internacionais

Tonga’s flamboyant Olympic flag-bearer brings inspiring message of self-belief to youth at UN Headquarters

qua, 30/05/2018 - 17:07
He is best known for his bare-chested appearances at the Rio and Pyeongchang Olympic Games, but Pita Taufatofua now wants to use his social media muscle to empower youth, and get them to share their stories. 
Categorias: Internacionais

Promoting biodiversity across all agricultural sectors ‘fundamental’ — FAO chief

ter, 29/05/2018 - 18:25
Changing how countries across the world produce food is “fundamental” to protecting the future of the Earth’s ecosystem, said the head of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Tuesday.
Categorias: Internacionais

‘What is good for Africa is good for the world’ says UN chief on International Day

sex, 25/05/2018 - 14:01
Praising efforts by African countries to alleviate poverty and build more stable societies, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres pledged his on-going support for ending conflict and building peace across the continent.
Categorias: Internacionais

Transforming the world requires input from all society: UN deputy chief

qua, 23/05/2018 - 17:53
International efforts to create a world where no one is left behind will only become a reality if all sectors in society participate, the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General told ambassadors in New York on Wednesday.
Categorias: Internacionais

Rich variety of life on earth essential says UN chief Guterres, marking biological diversity day

ter, 22/05/2018 - 00:10
The welfare and prosperity of people now and in the future, depends on a “rich variety of life on earth” said United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres in his message for the International Day for Biological Diversity, marked on Tuesday. 
Categorias: Internacionais

‘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.
Categorias: Internacionais

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.
Categorias: Internacionais

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.
Categorias: Internacionais

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.
Categorias: Internacionais

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.
Categorias: Internacionais

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.
Categorias: Internacionais

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.
Categorias: Internacionais

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.
Categorias: Internacionais

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).
Categorias: Internacionais

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.
Categorias: Internacionais