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Dress the world in wood, UN says in its ‘Forests for Fashion’ initiative

seg, 16/07/2018 - 18:58
The fashion industry is valued upward of 2.5 trillion dollars, and employs some 75 million people globally – so it makes good sense to shift textile production from fossil fuel-based synthetic fibers to renewable, biodegradable textiles, made from wood, according to a new United Nations initiative that aims to make forests literally more fashionable.
Categorias: Internacionais

Progress has been made, but 'not at a sufficient speed to realize the SDGs': UN ECOSOC President

seg, 16/07/2018 - 18:27
One week after zeroing-in on how to build sustainable, resilient societies, key players from around the world debated on Monday at United Nations Headquarters in New York, how to keep up the momentum to turn the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development into a reality.
Categorias: Internacionais

UN Forum examines three pillars of 2030 Global Goals

sex, 13/07/2018 - 18:59
The first week of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) concluded on Friday at United Nations Headquarters in New York, with a review of the progress made so far by countries on nature preservation, partnerships for development, and the need to ensure no one is excluded, during the drive towards the 2030 deadline.
Categorias: Internacionais

Consuming and producing sustainably, a ‘cornerstone’ for reaching 2030 Global Goals, UN Forum stresses

qui, 12/07/2018 - 18:37
A reckoning on the importance of maximising the world’s resources is taking place across the world, and achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 depends heavily on reeling in our global consumption and production patterns, a key United Nations forum heard on Thursday.
Categorias: Internacionais

UN chief pushes for greater benefits from new technology, as he launches digital experts panel

qui, 12/07/2018 - 13:25
A high-profile group of tech experts has been assembled at the request of United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, tasked with putting the benefits of digital technology to more effective use, while also protecting against unwanted or unexpected negative impacts.
Categorias: Internacionais

UN forum spotlights cities, where struggle for sustainability ‘will be won or lost’

qua, 11/07/2018 - 19:45
Although cities are often characterized by stark socioeconomic inequalities and poor environmental conditions, they also offer growth and development potential – making them central to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and a main focus of the third day of the United Nations High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Wednesday.
Categorias: Internacionais

Achieving targets on energy helps meet other Global Goals, UN forum told

ter, 10/07/2018 - 18:15
Energy is central to nearly every major challenge and opportunity the world faces today, including poverty eradication, gender equality, adaptation to climate change, food security, health, education, sustainable cities, jobs and transport, speakers told a key United Nations forum on sustainable development on Tuesday.
Categorias: Internacionais

‘Laser-sharp focus’ needed to achieve Global Goals by 2030, UN political forum told

seg, 09/07/2018 - 16:07
Progress has been made on achieving global goals to end poverty and hunger but meeting the targets by the deadline of 2030 will require a laser-sharp focus and a true sense of urgency, a key United Nations forum on sustainable development heard on Monday.
Categorias: Internacionais

International Day of Cooperatives sets stage for long-standing production and consumption

sab, 07/07/2018 - 15:28
Each year on the first Saturday in July, the international community celebrates the International Day of Cooperatives – successful businesses based on ethical values and principles. This year, the Day focuses on the theme “Sustainable consumption and production of goods and services.” 
Categorias: Internacionais

Forests ‘essential’ for the future, UN agriculture chief spells out in new report

sex, 06/07/2018 - 10:15
Time is running out for the world’s forests, warns a new report by the United Nations agriculture agency, urging governments to foster an all-inclusive approach to benefit both trees and those who rely on them.
Categorias: Internacionais

Parliaments can be pillars of democracy and defenders of human rights, says UN chief on International Day

seg, 02/07/2018 - 18:12
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has underscored the “pivotal role” played by parliaments and their importance to “advance the aspirations” of the citizens they represent.
Categorias: Internacionais

UN launches plan to promote peace, inclusive growth in Africa’s Sahel

sab, 30/06/2018 - 16:59
The United Nations has launched a major support plan to promote sustainable peace and inclusive growth as well as empower women and youth in Africa's vast Sahel region.
Categorias: Internacionais