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Kors and Nyong’o: Food, fashion and film join forces at UN, for the world’s hungry

1 hora 28 minutos atrás
For the seventh year in a row, fashion mogul and UN Goodwill Ambassador Michael Kors, launched his Watch Hunger Stop campaign on Monday - an initiative that supports the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP) in its work to feed schoolchildren around the world.  
Categorias: Internacionais

Monday’s Daily Brief: Online hate, gender equality in Africa, Chile protests, African migrants in Europe, Security Council in South Sudan

2 horas 37 minutos atrás
A recap of Monday’s main stories: companies ‘failing’ to address offline harm incited by online hate; gender equality ‘precursor’ to sustaining peace; UN rights chief urges ‘immediate dialogue’ to resolve Chile crisis; African migrants would make perilous Europe journey again; Security Council visits South Sudan. 
Categorias: Internacionais

Tuberculosis infections declining, but not fast enough among poor, marginalised: UN health agency

qui, 17/10/2019 - 12:35
A staggering 1.5 million people died from tuberculosis (TB) last year, the UN health agency said on Thursday, in an appeal for far greater funding and political support to eradicate the curable and preventable disease.
Categorias: Internacionais

Ending extreme poverty crucial to sustainable future for all: UN chief

qui, 17/10/2019 - 01:25
A sustainable future for all is unlikely unless globalization benefits all children, their families and communities, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said in his message for the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, on Thursday.
Categorias: Internacionais

Business leaders join UN to rev up sustainable development investments

qua, 16/10/2019 - 17:29
In a bid to scale up investment efforts to reach sustainable development targets, the Secretary-General on Wednesday convened the first meeting of a new UN-backed corporate alliance to discuss plans for spending on sustainability, likely to be in the trillions of dollars.  
Categorias: Internacionais

Tuesday’s Daily Brief: UNICEF child health report, Peacekeeping operations end in Haiti, Syria-Turkey latest, Haitian migrants deported from Bahamas

ter, 15/10/2019 - 17:10
A recap of Tuesday’s stories: Millions of children undernourished and overweight says landmark report; Security Council marks transition after 15 years of ‘blue helmets’ in Haiti; violence continues ‘on both sides’ of Syria-Turkey border; UN human rights office raises concerns over deportation of Haitian migrants from the Bahamas; UN migration agency helps migrants in Algeria return to Niger; rural women celebrated on International Day.
Categorias: Internacionais

Ramp up nuclear power to beat climate change, says UN nuclear chief

seg, 07/10/2019 - 16:17
Without significantly increasing the use of nuclear power worldwide, it will be difficult to achieve the goal of reducing harmful emissions and fighting climate change, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), said on Monday.
Categorias: Internacionais

Turning waste into wealth: World Habitat Day focus on cleaning up cities

seg, 07/10/2019 - 13:23
Waste can have a devastating effect on public health, the environment, and the climate, but cutting-edge innovation and technology can provide improved, cheaper solutions to the challenge, and help cities and communities to see waste as a business opportunity. This was the message marking World Habitat Day, on Monday, with a focus on waste management.
Categorias: Internacionais

Can we feed the world and ensure no one goes hungry?

qui, 03/10/2019 - 17:48
Enough food is produced today to feed everyone on the planet, but hunger is on the rise in some parts of the world, and some 821 million people are considered to be “chronically undernourished”. What steps are being taken to ensure that everyone, worldwide, receives sufficient food?
Categorias: Internacionais

Tuesday’s Daily Brief: Greek island shelter crisis, only 8 per cent of UNGA speakers women, Russian alcohol laws extending lives, Older Persons Day

ter, 01/10/2019 - 15:19
Tuesday’s top stories: Greece urged to fast-track asylum-seekers as 1,000 die on the Mediterranean; just 16 women addressed UN General Assembly; less alcohol means longer lives in Russia; cholera campaign in Sudan; standing up for older people on international day.
Categorias: Internacionais

Athens urged to fast track asylum seekers amid island shelters crisis – UNHCR

ter, 01/10/2019 - 13:35
A spike in the number of refugees reaching Greek island reception centres is likely to worsen the situation in already “dangerously overcrowded” facilities there, the UN refugee agency said on Tuesday.  
Categorias: Internacionais

Despite grappling with Rohingya crisis, Bangladesh is ‘development miracle’

sex, 27/09/2019 - 20:54
Despite global turbulence and economic uncertainty, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh told the General Assembly on Friday evening that her country has often been cited as a “development miracle”.
Categorias: Internacionais

At UN, Modi outlines development successes, says India gave world ‘Buddha, not war’

sex, 27/09/2019 - 14:58
In his address to the UN General Assembly’s general debate on Friday, the Prime Minister of India outlined how the world’s largest democracy has embodied the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in its work towards “peace, development and progress in the world”.
Categorias: Internacionais

Island nations on climate crisis frontline ‘not sitting idly by’

qui, 26/09/2019 - 18:20
Small island nations are “not sitting idly by” but are emerging as “frontrunners” in the fight against climate change according to Fekitamoeloa Katoa ‘Utoikamanu, the UN High Representative for Small Island Developing States.
Categorias: Internacionais

Mirrored classroom display highlights scale of massive education crisis

qui, 26/09/2019 - 17:55
A non-profit dedicated to exposing the severity of the global education crisis has been inviting delegates to the UN General Assembly inside a compact mirrored installation this week, to drive home the reality that around 260 million children are missing from classrooms around the world.
Categorias: Internacionais

UN chief sets out roadmap to ‘raise ambition’, fund sustainable development

qui, 26/09/2019 - 13:59
In his opening remarks to the High-Level Dialogue on Financing for Development, held at UN headquarters in New York on Thursday, UN chief António Guterres outlined his roadmap for financing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the UN’s blueprint for the transition to a healthier planet and a fairer world.
Categorias: Internacionais

UN shipping agency urges more women to climb aboard, fuel sustainable growth

qui, 26/09/2019 - 12:45
The historically male-dominated shipping industry should clear the decks for a new generation of women, whose empowerment would help fuel economic growth, and speed up the drive towards “safe, secure, clean and sustainable shipping”.
Categorias: Internacionais

Sustainable development summit a reminder of ‘the boundless potential of humanity’

qua, 25/09/2019 - 19:29
The first UN summit on the progress of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development closed on a hopeful note, with Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed declaring that the two-day event had been a reminder of “the boundless potential of humanity to create a better future for all”.
Categorias: Internacionais

Earth’s oceans and frozen spaces paying price for ‘taking the heat of global warming’

qua, 25/09/2019 - 11:38
Our oceans and frozen spaces have been “taking the heat” for global warming for decades, climate experts said on Wednesday, warning that without a radical change in human behaviour, hundreds of millions of people could suffer from rising sea levels, frequent natural disasters and food shortages.
Categorias: Internacionais

Time to step up: UN summit to push for development finance breakthrough

ter, 24/09/2019 - 23:15
A sustainable global economy – one that preserves the planet and improves lives everywhere – is also a huge opportunity to create new jobs and market opportunities worth trillions of dollars, says the UN. But to make it happen, the international community needs to rapidly scale up investment.
Categorias: Internacionais