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‘Fire-fighting approach’ to humanitarian aid ‘not sustainable’: Deputy UN chief

qua, 12/12/2018 - 19:46
With around one in every 60 people across the world caught up in a crisis that requires urgent humanitarian assistance, the UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed told a top panel on the issue on Wednesday that maintaining a “fire-fighting approach is not sustainable” in the long term.
Categorias: Internacionais

The costs of corruption: values, economic development under assault, trillions lost, says Guterres

sab, 08/12/2018 - 19:20
Every year, trillions of dollars - equivalent to more than five percent of global GDP - are paid in bribes or stolen through corruption, the United Nations reported on the International Day which serves to highlight the pervasive crime, marked this Sunday.
Categorias: Internacionais

Internet milestone reached, as more than 50 per cent go online: UN telecoms agency

sex, 07/12/2018 - 19:13
For the first time, more than half of the world’s population of nearly 8 billion will be using the internet by the end of 2018, the United Nations telecommunications agency announced on Friday.
Categorias: Internacionais

On flight to sustainable development, ‘leave no country behind’, urges aviation agency

sex, 07/12/2018 - 18:36
Marking International Civil Aviation Day, the United Nations aviation agency, ICAO, is showcasing the socio-economic benefits and “tremendous” opportunities presented by the global journey towards sustainable development. 
Categorias: Internacionais

Taking fast road to ‘e-mobility’ central to a sustainable future: COP24

qui, 06/12/2018 - 06:18
As the transportation sector continues to be a major culprit in the global rise in temperatures, the urgent need for clean solutions – in particular, powered by electricity or “e-mobility” – is being highlighted at the two-week United Nations climate change conference ‘COP24’ in Katowice, Poland.
Categorias: Internacionais

Soil pollution ‘jeopardizing’ life on Earth, UN agency warns on World Day

qua, 05/12/2018 - 14:42
Soil is a “treasure beneath our feet,” essential to human lives and well-being, a senior United Nations official has highlighted, warning, however, that this invaluable resource is under constant threat from the little-understood phenomenon of soil pollution.
Categorias: Internacionais

Assembly President launches new initiative to purge plastics and purify oceans

ter, 04/12/2018 - 17:31
The President of the UN General Assembly launched a new global call to action on Tuesday, to help end the scourge of plastic pollution in the ocean.
Categorias: Internacionais

UN recognises role of sport in achieving sustainable development

ter, 04/12/2018 - 13:49
The power of sport to help make sustainable development a reality and, in particular, the 2030 Agenda – the United Nations’ blueprint to transform the world for the benefit of all – has been explicitly recognized by a General Assembly resolution, adopted at UN Headquarters on Monday.
Categorias: Internacionais

Ambition, transformation, active citizenship: COP24 looks to next year’s big UN Climate Change Summit

ter, 04/12/2018 - 12:16
With thousands gathered in Katowice, Poland, for the ‘COP24’ meeting to chart the way forward for climate action, United Nations chief António Guterres presented his longer-term vision on Tuesday for the 2019 Climate Change Summit.
Categorias: Internacionais

‘We need to do more’ to transform the world, deputy UN chief tells African audiences

seg, 03/12/2018 - 19:00
During her current trip to South Africa, Deputy-Secretary-General Amina Mohammed has spoken at several events in Johannesburg, on the importance of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development - the UN’s blueprint to end extreme poverty, fight injustice, and protect the planet, ensuring that no one is left behind.
Categorias: Internacionais

FROM THE FIELD: Persons with disabilities bike towards sustainability

seg, 03/12/2018 - 17:42
People with disabilities in Ukraine are contributing to the development of a network of environmentally friendly bicycle routes which are helping to protect unique local landscapes.
Categorias: Internacionais

UN agriculture chief urges ‘transformative changes’ to how we eat

seg, 03/12/2018 - 17:30
Obesity affects millions of people, and several billion suffer from diseases caused by vitamin- or mineral-deficient diets, known as micronutrient deficiencies, according to the UN agriculture chief, who called on Monday for “transformative changes” to our food systems.
Categorias: Internacionais

First-ever UN report on disability and development, illustrates inclusion gaps

seg, 03/12/2018 - 12:38
The United Nations launched its first-ever flagship report on disability and development on Monday; published by, for, and with, persons with disabilities, in the hopes of fostering more accessible, and disability-inclusive societies.
Categorias: Internacionais

COP24: green, gender focus, as UN's crucial climate change conference gets underway

dom, 02/12/2018 - 15:37
COP24,  the two-week 24th conference of the parties of the United Nations Climate Change Convention (UNFCCC), started on Sunday in Katowice, Poland, with a special focus on carbon neutrality and gender equality. 
Categorias: Internacionais

‘Be the change’ we desperately need, UN deputy chief urges global youth

sex, 30/11/2018 - 17:46
Young people are the leaders and torchbearers the world “desperately needs” but they also face serious challenges when it comes to realizing their potential, the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General has said.
Categorias: Internacionais

G20 told crucial COP24 climate change conference 'must succeed': Guterres

sex, 30/11/2018 - 14:18
During press briefings at the beginning of the G20 meeting of industrialized nations in Buenos Aires, UN Secretary António Guterres described the event as an essential forum, citing a lack of confidence and high level of confrontation within the international community.
Categorias: Internacionais

'Collective amnesia’ over causes of global financial crash - human rights expert

qui, 29/11/2018 - 14:38
10 years on, governments are experiencing collective amnesia towards of one of the biggest factors behind the 2008 global financial crash –the housing crisis – which has not been addressed and is only getting worse, said Leilani Farha, UN Special Rapporteur on adequate housing, in a statement on Thursday.
Categorias: Internacionais

Africa Forum aims to boost business, reduce costs, help countries trade out of poverty

qua, 28/11/2018 - 18:37
Better transport, logistics and foreign investment are essential to smooth the way for the African continent to reduce trade hurdles, according to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
Categorias: Internacionais

‘Global trust’ declining, ‘our world needs stepped-up global leadership’

qua, 28/11/2018 - 18:15
On the eve of the G20 international forum in Argentina, and ahead of next week’s COP24 climate conference in Katowice, Poland, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called for global leadership to be stepped up, “at a time of declining global trust.”
Categorias: Internacionais

COP24: UN climate change conference, what’s at stake and what you need to know

qua, 28/11/2018 - 18:14
As global temperatures continue to rise, climate action is lagging and the window of opportunity is closing. On Sunday, the United Nations will kick off critical negotiations on how to address the problem collectively and urgently, during a two-week climate change conference in Katowice, Poland, known as “COP24”.
Categorias: Internacionais