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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. 
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‘Be the change’ we desperately need, UN deputy chief urges global youth

sex, 30/11/2018 - 17:46
Young people are the leaders and torchbearers the world “desperately needs” but they also face serious challenges when it comes to realizing their potential, the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General has said.
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G20 told crucial COP24 climate change conference 'must succeed': Guterres

sex, 30/11/2018 - 14:18
During press briefings at the beginning of the G20 meeting of industrialized nations in Buenos Aires, UN Secretary António Guterres described the event as an essential forum, citing a lack of confidence and high level of confrontation within the international community.
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'Collective amnesia’ over causes of global financial crash - human rights expert

qui, 29/11/2018 - 14:38
10 years on, governments are experiencing collective amnesia towards of one of the biggest factors behind the 2008 global financial crash –the housing crisis – which has not been addressed and is only getting worse, said Leilani Farha, UN Special Rapporteur on adequate housing, in a statement on Thursday.
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Africa Forum aims to boost business, reduce costs, help countries trade out of poverty

qua, 28/11/2018 - 18:37
Better transport, logistics and foreign investment are essential to smooth the way for the African continent to reduce trade hurdles, according to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
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‘Global trust’ declining, ‘our world needs stepped-up global leadership’

qua, 28/11/2018 - 18:15
On the eve of the G20 international forum in Argentina, and ahead of next week’s COP24 climate conference in Katowice, Poland, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called for global leadership to be stepped up, “at a time of declining global trust.”
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COP24: UN climate change conference, what’s at stake and what you need to know

qua, 28/11/2018 - 18:14
As global temperatures continue to rise, climate action is lagging and the window of opportunity is closing. On Sunday, the United Nations will kick off critical negotiations on how to address the problem collectively and urgently, during a two-week climate change conference in Katowice, Poland, known as “COP24”.
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‘At risk’ Mediterranean forests make ‘vital contributions’ to development

ter, 27/11/2018 - 17:31
Between 2010 and 2015, forests around the Mediterranean have expanded by two per cent, but that has come at the price of significant degradation and increasing vulnerability to climate change, population pressures, wildfires and water scarcity, warned a new UN report launched on Tuesday.
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UN launches new fund to advance sustainable development in Aral Sea region

ter, 27/11/2018 - 14:24
UN Secretary-General António Guterres has urged countries to fund a new initiative designed to reduce vulnerability, advance sustainable development and create decent living conditions for millions of people living around the Aral Sea, whose basin encompasses Uzbekistan, and six other countries in Central Asia.
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Greenhouse gas levels in atmosphere break another record, UN report shows

qui, 22/11/2018 - 10:34
Levels of heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have reached another new record high, according to a report issued on Thursday by the United Nations weather agency, which reveals that there is no sign of reversal of this trend, responsible for climate change, sea level rise, ocean acidification and extreme weather.
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With field schools in Kenya, UN agriculture agency teaches techniques to combat drought

qua, 21/11/2018 - 18:03
To strengthen resilience in the Horn of Africa against natural hazards like drought, which can lead to cattle losses and increased food insecurity, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is supporting pastoralists in northeastern Kenya’s Mandera County to grow pasture for livestock.
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New energy security framework will help meet growing needs in East Africa, sustainably – UN economic wing

qua, 21/11/2018 - 15:52
Backed by the United Nations, countries in eastern Africa have launched a new energy security framework to help tackle growing challenges over energy access and availability in the region.
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After decade of progress, rural areas of Latin America, Caribbean slide back into poverty – UN report

qua, 21/11/2018 - 12:04
For the first time in a decade, the number of people falling into poverty in rural Latin America and the Caribbean has increased by two million, according to a new United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) report, which called the worrying trend a “historical reversal.”
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Farmers on the frontline in battle against drug-resistant microbes: UN health agency

qua, 14/11/2018 - 18:33
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has revealed that as some 700,000 people are dying each year from antimicrobial resistant infections, an untold number of sick animals are also suffering from diseases that do not respond to treatment.
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Coral reefs can’t wait for world to take action, urges UN, as Biodiversity Conference gets underway

qua, 14/11/2018 - 14:31
Sounding the alarm about the urgent need to protect coral reefs from extinction within decades, a new coalition of organizations, including the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), was launched on Wednesday in Egypt during the UN Biodiversity Conference, to galvanize global leadership before it is too late.
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UN and Tokyo 2020, leverage power of Olympic Games in global sustainable development race

qua, 14/11/2018 - 13:47
The United Nations and the organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games have signed an agreement to highlight the important contribution that sport makes in the race to reach the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), by the ambitious deadline of 2030.
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‘12 million’ stateless people globally, warns UNHCR chief in call to States for decisive action

ter, 13/11/2018 - 03:20
An estimated 12 million people may be victims of statelessness the impact of which is “immediate and can be dire”, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Tuesday.
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CLIMATE CHANGE FOCUS: Cows, coffee and sustainable farming

seg, 12/11/2018 - 19:10
Small-scale farms in Panama are helping to heal land degraded by extensive cattle ranching and extreme rainfall or drought associated with climate change, thanks to a project supported by the UN Development Programme, (UNDP).
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Civil society groups matter for Cambodia’s sustainable development: UN expert

qui, 08/11/2018 - 15:00
The Cambodian Government must work in tandem with civil society groups and build its policies around citizens’ human rights, if the country is to see durable peace and sustainable development, a UN expert urged on Friday.
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