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Parliamentarians directly called to take action on global issues by UN chief

sex, 22/02/2019 - 00:03
Addressing parliament elected officials from around the world gathered at United Nations Headquarters in New York on Thursday for an annual hearing, UN chief António Guterres called for their support on legislation and financing of global solutions to global problems, such as climate change, uncoordinated migration and the dangers of some new technologies.
Categorias: Internacionais

UN agriculture agency chief calls on world’s mayors to make ‘global commitments local realities’

ter, 19/02/2019 - 20:29
At a time of rapid urbanization, cities face challenges that are global in nature but require “the full engagement of local authorities” for multilateral solutions, the head of the United Nations agriculture agency told a special gathering of mayors on Tuesday.
Categorias: Internacionais

FROM THE FIELD: ‘Harvested’ rainwater saves Tanzanian students from stomach ulcers, typhoid

dom, 17/02/2019 - 04:50
The students in the Tanzanian town of Bagamoyo once had to decide between getting sick or being thirsty all day long.
Categorias: Internacionais

UN announces roadmap to Climate Summit in 2019, a ‘critical year’ for climate action

qui, 14/02/2019 - 19:18
2019 is a critical year, the “last chance” for the international community to take effective action on climate change, General Assembly President Maria Espinosa said on Thursday, during a briefing to announce the UN’s roadmap to the Climate Summit in September.
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‘New tech’ business model threatens decent work conditions, warns UN

qua, 13/02/2019 - 13:59
Unemployment is down globally but workers’ conditions have not improved, the UN said on Wednesday, warning that some businesses driven by new technology “threaten to undermine” hard-won social gains of recent decades.
Categorias: Internacionais

‘Shared responsibility’ to stop 420,000 needless deaths from tainted food each year, UN, world leaders warn

ter, 12/02/2019 - 14:14
Each year, food contaminated with bacteria, viruses, parasites, toxins or chemicals cause more than 600 million people to fall ill, and 420,000 to die worldwide, prompting a call from world leaders on Tuesday for greater international cooperation to make the food chain safer.
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Boat made of recycled plastic and flip-flops inspires fight for cleaner seas along African coast

ter, 12/02/2019 - 12:05
After completing a historic 500km journey from the Kenyan island of Lamu to the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar, the world’s first ever traditional “dhow” sailing boat made entirely from recycled plastic, known as the Flipflopi, has successfully raised awareness of the need to overcome one of the world’s biggest environmental challenges: plastic pollution.
Categorias: Internacionais

More women and girls needed in the sciences to solve world’s biggest challenges

qui, 07/02/2019 - 18:34
Many of the world’s biggest problems may be going unsolved because too many women and girls are being discouraged from the sciences.
Categorias: Internacionais

Measles in Europe: infection rates highest in a decade, says UN health agency

qui, 07/02/2019 - 14:32
Although more children than ever before are being vaccinated against measles across Europe, overall infection rates are the highest in a decade, and a three-fold increase on last year, according to new data published on Thursday by the World Health Organization (WHO).
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Guterres underlines climate action urgency, as UN weather agency confirms record global warming

qua, 06/02/2019 - 18:20
In the wake of data released by the United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO), showing the past four years were officially the ‘four warmest on record,’ UN Secretary-General António Guterres called for urgent climate action and increased ambition, ahead of his climate summit in September.  
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Food choices today, impact health of both ‘people and planet’ tomorrow

qua, 06/02/2019 - 18:19
The food we eat has huge potential to improve both human health and environmental sustainability, but too often today it is posing a threat to both people and planet, according to a new report by the EAT-Lancet Commission, launched on Tuesday at United Nations Headquarters in New York.
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Nearly two-thirds of children lack access to welfare safety net, risking ‘vicious cycle of poverty’

qua, 06/02/2019 - 12:12
More than six in 10 children globally lack access to social protection, leaving them particularly vulnerable to falling into chronic poverty, the UN said on Wednesday, warning also that some governments are cutting State cash entitlements, amid continuing economic uncertainty.
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As inequality grows, the UN fights for a fairer world

seg, 04/02/2019 - 18:54
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – the UN’s blueprint for a better and more sustainable future for all – calls for a reduction in inequality between and within countries. Nevertheless, global inequality is increasing. So what can be done?
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Environment and health at increasing risk from growing weight of ‘e-waste’

qui, 24/01/2019 - 18:06
Around 50 million tonnes of electronic waste, or e-waste, is being thrown away each year, according to a new joint United Nations report – which exceeds the combined weight of all the commercial airliners ever made, or alternatively, enough Eiffel Towers to fill the whole of Manhattan.
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‘Education transforms lives’ says UN chief on first-ever International Day

qui, 24/01/2019 - 14:33
Education is at the heart of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development because it gives people across the world the skills needed to realize all 17 Global Goals (SDGs), said the UN chief on Thursday, marking the first-ever International Day of Education.
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Extreme weather hit 60 million people in 2018, no part of the world spared

qui, 24/01/2019 - 13:56
With some 60 million people affected by extreme weather in 2018, according to a new study, the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) called for better management of the issue worldwide, in a statement published on Thursday.
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‘No country, no region’ can tackle global challenges alone says UN’s Mohammed

qua, 23/01/2019 - 18:59
Against the backdrop of seemingly endless challenges across the world, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed told a conference of development-minded partners in Nigeria that “no country, no region” could tackle them alone
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UN chief urges top digital tech panel to come up with ‘bold, innovative ideas’ for an 'inclusive' future

qua, 23/01/2019 - 14:10
Key discussions among global decision-makers and influencers have taken place at the UN in Geneva this week, aiming to limit the growing risk of international cyber-attacks while promoting the advantages of digital technology, amid a call by the UN chief for “bold, innovative ideas”.
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More urgency needed to help increasing numbers ‘locked out’, before 2030, says UN’s Bachelet

qua, 16/01/2019 - 12:47
Many countries are failing to protect and promote the interests of all their people – despite pledging to do so in 2016 – the UN’s High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Wednesday.
Categorias: Internacionais

Advancing multilateralism goes ‘hand-in-hand’ with work of the UN

ter, 15/01/2019 - 20:32
Revitalizing the United Nations to “strengthen a multilateral rule-based world order” tops a list of priorities the General Assembly President told UN Member States on Tuesday.
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