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Tuesday’s Daily Brief: Development forum focuses on inclusion; monsoons pummel Asia; young children at greater Ebola risk; small islands fight hunger, obesity; Yemen ceasefire for Red Sea port

ter, 16/07/2019 - 17:40
In today’s Daily Brief: Inclusion resonates widely at development meeting, UN offers help after monsoons devastate Asia, DR Congo Ebola effecting children, obesity plagues island communities, Yemen’s warring parties agree to ceasefire for key port
Categorias: Internacionais

Inclusion, empowerment and equality, must be ‘at the heart of our efforts’ to ensure sustainable development, says UN chief

ter, 16/07/2019 - 17:15
The world’s people are demanding “transformative change that is fair and sustainable,” Secretary-General António Guterres said on Tuesday, calling on government leaders to use the upcoming slate of key United Nations meetings in September to “kickstart a decade of delivery and action for people and planet.” 
Categorias: Internacionais

‘No hope’ global development goals can be achieved without women, says UN Assembly President

seg, 15/07/2019 - 18:43
Without the full participation and leadership of women, “we have no hope” of realizing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the President of the United Nations General Assembly told gender equality leaders on Monday.
Categorias: Internacionais

Baby foods high in sugar, inappropriately marketed in Europe, reveal two UN studies

seg, 15/07/2019 - 16:58
Proper nutrition for newborn babies into early childhood is key to development and good health in later life, according to the Regional Director of the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) in Europe, as she launched two new studies on Monday.
Categorias: Internacionais

Developing countries should not be liable for emissions ‘accumulated throughout history’, key UN development forum hears

sex, 12/07/2019 - 16:25
Citing climate change as being caused by “emissions accumulated throughout history”, the head of China’s Xiamen Airlines told the United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) in New York on Friday that heavy carbon dioxide emitters should “take on greater responsibility” to ameliorate the problem.
Categorias: Internacionais

Science is ‘key’ to pushing forward the 2030 Agenda, UN development forum told

qui, 11/07/2019 - 18:55
The implementation, follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was front and centre at the United Nations on Thursday as the third day of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) focused on the important role that science plays in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Categorias: Internacionais

‘Unlock opportunities’ and pave the way for sustainable development, UN chief urges on World Population Day

qui, 11/07/2019 - 12:14
As the number of people on the planet continues to rise, UN Secretary-General António Guterres marked World Population Day by highlighting the close link between the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and demographic trends – urging everyone to “unlock opportunities for those left behind and help pave the way for sustainable, equitable and inclusive development for all”.
Categorias: Internacionais

New UN poverty report reveals ‘vast inequalities’ between countries

qui, 11/07/2019 - 11:55
There are vast inequalities across countries, and among the poorer segments of societies, says a new UN report published on Thursday.
Categorias: Internacionais

A quarter of Pacific islanders live below ‘basic needs poverty lines’, top UN development forum hears

qua, 10/07/2019 - 16:18
While progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has been made over the past four years, some vulnerable island States are losing momentum in the race to 2030, according to discussions at the United Nations’ annual High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) on Wednesday.
Categorias: Internacionais

Tuesday’s Daily Brief: #GlobalGoals progress, essential meds, updates from Cox’s Bazar, Sudan and DR Congo

ter, 09/07/2019 - 16:12
This Tuesday’s UN top stories are: high-level discussions on the progress made towards the 17 Sustainable Development Goals; falling behind on universal education dream; the UN list of essential medicines updated; life-threatening floods in Rohingya refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh; and human rights in Sudan and in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Categorias: Internacionais

Now is the time to seize ‘unprecedented opportunity’ of the Sustainable Development Forum, says ECOSOC President

ter, 09/07/2019 - 14:31
Nations across the world now have an “unprecedented opportunity to talk to each other and learn from each other”, Inga Rhonda King, President of the UN Economic and Social Council (ESOSOC), said on Tuesday, kicking off the annual High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) in New York.
Categorias: Internacionais

Global response to poverty and environmental goals 'not ambitious enough’

ter, 09/07/2019 - 13:25
The global response to realizing poverty and environmental goals agreed by world leaders in 2015 has not been “ambitious enough” according to the UN Secretary-General.
Categorias: Internacionais

UN and civil society team up to make cities more sustainable and inclusive

qua, 03/07/2019 - 09:00
How can we make sure that cities become more inclusive, with a smaller environmental footprint, and leave no-one behind? These questions will be tackled at the UN Civil Society Conference, which is due to take place in the capital of Utah, Salt Lake City, at the end of August.
Categorias: Internacionais

World Pride underscores that all people are born ‘free and equal’ in dignity and human rights

dom, 30/06/2019 - 21:54
The empowering message straight from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) that "all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and human rights" resonated on Sunday from UN-GLOBE members who participated in the World Pride parade in New York City.
Categorias: Internacionais

'Act now with ambition and urgency' to tackle the world’s ‘grave climate emergency’, UN chief urges UAE meeting

dom, 30/06/2019 - 13:16
The world is facing “a grave climate emergency”, Secretary-General António Guterres told a climate meeting in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) capital of Abu Dhabi on Sunday, urging all participants to “seize this opportunity to take bold climate action”.
Categorias: Internacionais

Keeping cool in the face of climate change

dom, 30/06/2019 - 08:00
As global temperatures reach record highs, providing cooling systems which are effective, sustainable and which do not harm the environment is increasingly essential for everyday life. That’s according to Rachel Kyte, Chief Executive Officer of Sustainable Energy for All, and Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL).
Categorias: Internacionais

Create conditions for ‘harmony between humankind and nature’, UN chief says on sidelines of G20 in Japan

sab, 29/06/2019 - 15:09
The world needs to create conditions for “harmony between humankind and nature”, Secretary-General António Guterres said in Osaka, Japan, during a meeting on Saturday with the Foreign Ministers of China and France, on the margins of the G20 summit.
Categorias: Internacionais

Strawberries and child support; a Thai partnership

sex, 28/06/2019 - 23:00
Mother of three, Mhee Saesong, a strawberry farmer from Chiang Mai in the north of Thailand, has always struggled alongside her husband to provide for her family. She describes how, in the past, when her two older children became sick, she was unable to afford to take them to hospital.
Categorias: Internacionais

Strawberries and child support; a Thai partnership

sex, 28/06/2019 - 23:00
Mother of three, Mhee Saesong, a strawberry farmer from Chiang Mai in the north of Thailand, has always struggled alongside her husband to provide for her family. She describes how, in the past, when her two older children became sick, she was unable to afford to take them to hospital.
Categorias: Internacionais

Amidst ‘high political tension’, UN chief appeals to G20 leaders for stronger commitment to climate action, economic cooperation 

sex, 28/06/2019 - 12:05
The annual G20 summit of leaders from the largest and fastest-growing economies, got underway on Friday in Osaka, Japan, against a backdrop of what UN Secretary-General António Guterres described as “a moment of high political tension”.
Categorias: Internacionais