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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.
Categorias: Internacionais

‘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.
Categorias: Internacionais

‘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