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‘Great Pacific Garbage Patch’ clean-up project launches trial run: UN Environment

seg, 10/09/2018 - 13:30
A trial run of an innovative system designed to clean up the world’s seas and oceans, founded by UN Environment Programme (UNEP)  “Champion of the Earth” laureate Boyan Slat, has set off from San Francisco, in a bid to begin the removal of the so-called Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
Categorias: Internacionais

144 years on, Universal Postal Union meets to define its 21st Century role

sex, 07/09/2018 - 17:00
The Universal Postal Union (UPU), one of the world’s oldest international organizations, has met in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa to improve its working practices and define its role in the modern world.
Categorias: Internacionais

With AI, jobs are changing but no mass unemployment expected – UN labour experts

ter, 04/09/2018 - 13:04
The rise of frontier technologies like Artificial Intelligence has caused fears of robots taking over blue-collar jobs, but a United Nations expert says humans still have the upper hand given their creativity and ability to form relationships.   
Categorias: Internacionais

In Beijing, UN chief urges win-win collaboration between China and Africa for ‘the future we want’

seg, 03/09/2018 - 13:53
Highlighting the economic and development progress made in China and Africa, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres urged them to unite their combined potential for peaceful, sustainable and equitable progress to the benefit of all humankind.
Categorias: Internacionais

Embrace ‘people-centered multilateralism,’ UN-civil society forum urges

qui, 23/08/2018 - 20:08
Thursday afternoon, the 67th United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI)/Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Conference concluded, pledging to “uplift those whose human rights are most under threat and to protect our planet by living in harmony with nature.”
Categorias: Internacionais

‘Finding global solutions for global problems’ focus of UN-civil society forum

qua, 22/08/2018 - 18:05
The 67th United Nations Department of Public Information/Non-Governmental Organization (DPI/NGO) Conference kicked off today at UN Headquarters in New York, with speeches affirming the importance of multilateralism, closer partnerships between the UN and civil society, and the role that young people have to play.
Categorias: Internacionais

‘Think beyond farm jobs’ to reach sustainable development, UN agriculture chief advises African youth

seg, 20/08/2018 - 14:20
For the African continent to achieve sustainable development, more jobs must be created for its young people, including in the digitalized agriculture sectors, the United Nations agriculture chief told an international conference on Monday.
Categorias: Internacionais

Multilateralism: The only path to address the world’s troubles, signals Guterres

ter, 14/08/2018 - 17:03
As the world’s problems grow, multilateralism represents to best path to meet the challenges that lie ahead, said United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Tuesday, launching his annual report.
Categorias: Internacionais

‘Lots of good news’ but much more needs to be done for the planet, says UN environment chief

seg, 06/08/2018 - 14:45
Calling 2017 “the first year in human history” that more new clean energy was added to the grid than new oil, gas and coal combined, Erik Solheim, Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has told UN News that “we are on track” but “we really need to speed up”.
Categorias: Internacionais

UN launches guide for countries to improve location-based data management to better inform decision-making

qua, 01/08/2018 - 19:12
The UN Statistics Division and the World Bank launched  a new guide on Wednesday to help nations worldwide, especially in low- and middle-income countries, better manage data that contains geographical information – known officially as geospatial data.
Categorias: Internacionais

Bangladesh: World Heritage Site threatened by ‘heedless industrialisation’ - UN expert

ter, 31/07/2018 - 14:06
The Sundarbans forest, a which is the largest contiguous mangrove forest in the world and home to several endangered species, is being threatened by “heedless industrialization”, according to a UN rights expert, who on Tuesday, called on the Government of Bangladesh to halt the process. 
Categorias: Internacionais

UNESCO gives sustainable development a boost; designates 24 new biosphere reserves

qua, 25/07/2018 - 19:17
Protecting mangroves, tropical rainforests and other biodiversity hotspots, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) bumped up its World Network of Biosphere Reserves by 24 new sites on Wednesday, which means that 686 unique natural sites in total are being preserved globally.
Categorias: Internacionais

E-Governance: A powerful tool to combat, mitigate and sustainably manage disaster risks

sex, 20/07/2018 - 18:46
E-governance plays a critical role in building inclusive, resilient societies both before and in response to disasters, according to a United Nations report issued this week.
Categorias: Internacionais

UN agriculture agency digs in to help forests and farms build resilience to climate change

sex, 20/07/2018 - 16:46
Millions of small-scale farmers will be better equipped to withstand the negative impacts of climate change while at the same time improving livelihoods, thanks to a new global push by the United Nations agriculture agency announced during World Forest Week.
Categorias: Internacionais

‘Honest data’ and new ideas key to successful outcome, says UN Environment Assembly President

sex, 20/07/2018 - 12:08
The United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA), to be held in Kenya next March, offers an opportunity for each country to present “honest” data and propose innovative solutions for environmental challenges, especially for sustainable consumption and production, the Assembly’s President has told UN News.   
Categorias: Internacionais

Multilateral trade challenged by ‘increasingly unilateral trade measures,’ UN forum hears

qui, 19/07/2018 - 17:15
Despite the improved economic growth, risks to the economic outlook are rising, the United Nations economic and social affairs chief said on Thursday, warning against “increasingly unilateral trade measures” that are challenging the multilateral trading system.
Categorias: Internacionais

‘Embed the essence of 2030 Agenda into everything,’ UN chief urges at close of Global Goals forum

qua, 18/07/2018 - 19:44
As the eight-day High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) drew to a close on Wednesday, the United Nations chief called on everyone to support the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development for “prosperity and peace on a healthy planet.”
Categorias: Internacionais

UN-backed treaty against illicit tobacco trade set to take effect in September

qua, 18/07/2018 - 10:23
A United Nations-backed treaty aimed at stopping the illicit trading of tobacco products, is set to enter into force on 25 September, marking a diplomatic breakthrough in efforts to protect public health and strike back against the criminal organizations profiting from such deals.    
Categorias: Internacionais

Small and sustainable: “Tiny houses” could be solution to world’s housing problems

ter, 17/07/2018 - 18:51
They’re small, self-sustaining – and they could revolutionize the way we think about housing around the world, as building materials become scarcer.
Categorias: Internacionais

‘Unlock full power of business’ to achieve Global Goals, UN deputy chief tells forum

ter, 17/07/2018 - 15:27
Businesses can contribute in important ways to the realization of a world free of poverty and hunger by 2030, including through job creation, technological innovation and the provision of finance resources, the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General said on Tuesday.
Categorias: Internacionais