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End ‘shame, isolation and segregation’ of fistula sufferers, urges UN reproductive health chief

qui, 23/05/2019 - 12:36
Although obstetric fistula has largely been eliminated in developed countries, more than two million women and girls still live with the painful and disfiguring condition, according to UN data.
Categorias: Internacionais

Preserving biodiversity vital to reverse tide of climate change, UN stresses on International Day 

qua, 22/05/2019 - 12:42
The food people eat around the world is becoming “alarmingly homogenous” according to UN data, even though access to a wide variety of nutritious food has never been greater. That warning comes as the world marks the International Day for Biological Diversity on Wednesday, which this year highlights the impact of environmental neglect on food security and public health. 
Categorias: Internacionais

FROM THE FIELD: Saving the tree kangaroos of Papua New Guinea

seg, 20/05/2019 - 12:57
The survival of an endangered animal which looks part kangaroo and part lemur has been secured thanks to a project in Papua New Guinea (PNG) supported by the UN Development Programme (UNDP).
Categorias: Internacionais

On World Bee day, human activity blamed for falling pollinator numbers

seg, 20/05/2019 - 12:43
If you think you’re busy, then spare a thought for the world’s bees; for they, along with other insects and animals, are responsible for pollinating more than 75 per cent of the planet’s favourite food crops.
Categorias: Internacionais

Promoting ‘a healthy sustainable future’, the UN health agency engages young and young at heart to 'Walk the Talk'

dom, 19/05/2019 - 12:55
Celebrating the importance of fitness, on Sunday morning in the Swiss city of Geneva, the United Nations health agency kicked off its second “Walk the Talk: The Health for All Challenge”.
Categorias: Internacionais

UN blue helmets in South Sudan use Sustainable Development Goals to help build peace  

sab, 18/05/2019 - 17:05
 The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has concluded the week by harnessing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to support the nation, including by offering free medical services, encompassing SDG 3’s target on health coverage.
Categorias: Internacionais

UN chief calls for ‘enlightened self-interest’ from world leaders to save ‘the whole planet’ from climate change 

sab, 18/05/2019 - 11:33
Concluding a week-long visit to the South Pacific, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called on the world’s decision-makers to make “enlightened” choices on climate action because “the whole planet” is at stake. 
Categorias: Internacionais

Stop Tuvalu and ‘the world from sinking’ UN chief tells island nation facing existential threat from rising seas

sex, 17/05/2019 - 12:21
Tuvalu “faces an existential threat from sea-level rise”, the United Nations chief said during his visit to the Pacific island nation on Friday whose highest point is less than five metres above the waves.
Categorias: Internacionais

‘Climate change is the battle of my life’, UN chief tells students living on the frontline in Fiji

qui, 16/05/2019 - 17:12
The UN Secretary-General António Guterres saw the frontline of “the battle against climate change” for himself on Thursday, by taking to the tropical waters of the South Pacific off the coast of Fiji, on a solar-powered boat.
Categorias: Internacionais

UN chief lauds Fijians as ‘natural global leaders’ on climate, environment, hails ‘symbiotic relationship’ with land and sea

qui, 16/05/2019 - 12:29
Fiji’s strong traditions of community and social responsibility, and its “symbiotic relationship” with its surroundings, has made its people “natural global leaders on climate and the environment”, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres told the nation’s Parliament on Thursday.
Categorias: Internacionais

UN chief outlines ‘intertwined challenges’ of climate change, ocean health facing Pacific nations on the ‘frontline’

ter, 14/05/2019 - 21:03
Visiting Fiji for the first time as Secretary-General, António Guterres outlined two “fundamental challenges” facing leaders attending the Pacific Islands Forum on Tuesday, namely climate change and the world’s rising ocean, which threatens to submerge low-lying nations.
Categorias: Internacionais

UN health agency highlights lifestyle choices that can prevent onset of dementia, as millions more succumb each year

ter, 14/05/2019 - 12:06
Key lifestyle choices such as getting regular exercise, not smoking or drinking too much, can reduce the risk of dementia and cognitive decline, the UN health agency said on Tuesday.
Categorias: Internacionais

‘Disaster resilient’ farming reduces agriculture risks, yields economic gains, says new UN agriculture agency report

seg, 13/05/2019 - 17:48
A scale of economic gains through easy-to-implement "disaster resilient" farming practices was revealed on Monday at the launch of a new study by the United Nations agriculture agency.
Categorias: Internacionais

Climate action: 4 shifts the UN chief encourages Governments to make

dom, 12/05/2019 - 22:30
Speaking to young Māoris and people of the Pacific islands in New Zealand on Monday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said “nature does not negotiate” and emphasized four key measures that Governments should prioritize in order to reach carbon neutrality by 2050.
Categorias: Internacionais

World Migratory Bird Day highlights deadly risks of plastic pollution

sab, 11/05/2019 - 14:15
Saturday marks World Migratory Bird Day which, this year, is raising awareness about the serious threats that plastic pollution poses to bird life, with a call for urgent measures to end the problem. 
Categorias: Internacionais

Ensuring the ‘lungs of the planet’ keep us alive: 5 things you need to know about forests and the UN

sex, 10/05/2019 - 15:41
Forests are vitally important for sustaining life on Earth, and play a major role in the fight against climate change. With the 2019 session of the United Nations Forum on Forests wrapping up on Friday in New York, we delve deeper into the subject, and find out what the UN is doing to safeguard and protect them.
Categorias: Internacionais

Climate change: ‘A moral, ethical and economic imperative’ to slow global warming say UN leaders, calling for more action

qui, 09/05/2019 - 18:19
It is nothing less than a “moral, ethical and economic imperative” to take more action to mitigate the existential threat posed by climate change, said top executives from across the United Nations system on Thursday.
Categorias: Internacionais

Thursday’s Daily Brief: ambulance attack in Libya, #GlobalGoals defenders, human rights in Cambodia, Swine Fever

qui, 09/05/2019 - 18:12
On Thursday, we cover: a tragic attack against an ambulance in Libya; six new advocates for the 17 Sustainable Development Goals; a call for a change in political culture in Cambodia; and how Swine Fever in China is affecting global food prices.
Categorias: Internacionais

New SDG Advocates sign up for ‘peace, prosperity, people’ and planet, on the road to 2030

qui, 09/05/2019 - 16:33
As the UN and partners around the world push towards reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, six new influential public figures came on board as official SDG Advocates on Thursday, committing themselves to the pursuit of the 17 goals on behalf of “peace, prosperity, people, planet, and partnerships.”
Categorias: Internacionais

Around 52 million in Near East, North Africa, suffering chronic undernourishment, new UN food agency report reveals 

qua, 08/05/2019 - 13:18
Hunger continues to rise as conflicts and protracted crises have worsened in the Near East and North Africa region (NENA), which is likely to affect food security for years to come, warned the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Wednesday. 
Categorias: Internacionais