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Multilateralism: The only path to address the world’s troubles, signals Guterres

ter, 14/08/2018 - 17:03
As the world’s problems grow, multilateralism represents to best path to meet the challenges that lie ahead, said United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Tuesday, launching his annual report.
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‘Lots of good news’ but much more needs to be done for the planet, says UN environment chief

seg, 06/08/2018 - 14:45
Calling 2017 “the first year in human history” that more new clean energy was added to the grid than new oil, gas and coal combined, Erik Solheim, Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has told UN News that “we are on track” but “we really need to speed up”.
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UN launches guide for countries to improve location-based data management to better inform decision-making

qua, 01/08/2018 - 19:12
The UN Statistics Division and the World Bank launched  a new guide on Wednesday to help nations worldwide, especially in low- and middle-income countries, better manage data that contains geographical information – known officially as geospatial data.
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Bangladesh: World Heritage Site threatened by ‘heedless industrialisation’ - UN expert

ter, 31/07/2018 - 14:06
The Sundarbans forest, a which is the largest contiguous mangrove forest in the world and home to several endangered species, is being threatened by “heedless industrialization”, according to a UN rights expert, who on Tuesday, called on the Government of Bangladesh to halt the process. 
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UNESCO gives sustainable development a boost; designates 24 new biosphere reserves

qua, 25/07/2018 - 19:17
Protecting mangroves, tropical rainforests and other biodiversity hotspots, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) bumped up its World Network of Biosphere Reserves by 24 new sites on Wednesday, which means that 686 unique natural sites in total are being preserved globally.
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E-Governance: A powerful tool to combat, mitigate and sustainably manage disaster risks

sex, 20/07/2018 - 18:46
E-governance plays a critical role in building inclusive, resilient societies both before and in response to disasters, according to a United Nations report issued this week.
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UN agriculture agency digs in to help forests and farms build resilience to climate change

sex, 20/07/2018 - 16:46
Millions of small-scale farmers will be better equipped to withstand the negative impacts of climate change while at the same time improving livelihoods, thanks to a new global push by the United Nations agriculture agency announced during World Forest Week.
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‘Honest data’ and new ideas key to successful outcome, says UN Environment Assembly President

sex, 20/07/2018 - 12:08
The United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA), to be held in Kenya next March, offers an opportunity for each country to present “honest” data and propose innovative solutions for environmental challenges, especially for sustainable consumption and production, the Assembly’s President has told UN News.   
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Multilateral trade challenged by ‘increasingly unilateral trade measures,’ UN forum hears

qui, 19/07/2018 - 17:15
Despite the improved economic growth, risks to the economic outlook are rising, the United Nations economic and social affairs chief said on Thursday, warning against “increasingly unilateral trade measures” that are challenging the multilateral trading system.
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‘Embed the essence of 2030 Agenda into everything,’ UN chief urges at close of Global Goals forum

qua, 18/07/2018 - 19:44
As the eight-day High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) drew to a close on Wednesday, the United Nations chief called on everyone to support the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development for “prosperity and peace on a healthy planet.”
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UN-backed treaty against illicit tobacco trade set to take effect in September

qua, 18/07/2018 - 10:23
A United Nations-backed treaty aimed at stopping the illicit trading of tobacco products, is set to enter into force on 25 September, marking a diplomatic breakthrough in efforts to protect public health and strike back against the criminal organizations profiting from such deals.    
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Small and sustainable: “Tiny houses” could be solution to world’s housing problems

ter, 17/07/2018 - 18:51
They’re small, self-sustaining – and they could revolutionize the way we think about housing around the world, as building materials become scarcer.
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‘Unlock full power of business’ to achieve Global Goals, UN deputy chief tells forum

ter, 17/07/2018 - 15:27
Businesses can contribute in important ways to the realization of a world free of poverty and hunger by 2030, including through job creation, technological innovation and the provision of finance resources, the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General said on Tuesday.
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Dress the world in wood, UN says in its ‘Forests for Fashion’ initiative

seg, 16/07/2018 - 18:58
The fashion industry is valued upward of 2.5 trillion dollars, and employs some 75 million people globally – so it makes good sense to shift textile production from fossil fuel-based synthetic fibers to renewable, biodegradable textiles, made from wood, according to a new United Nations initiative that aims to make forests literally more fashionable.
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Progress has been made, but 'not at a sufficient speed to realize the SDGs': UN ECOSOC President

seg, 16/07/2018 - 18:27
One week after zeroing-in on how to build sustainable, resilient societies, key players from around the world debated on Monday at United Nations Headquarters in New York, how to keep up the momentum to turn the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development into a reality.
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UN Forum examines three pillars of 2030 Global Goals

sex, 13/07/2018 - 18:59
The first week of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) concluded on Friday at United Nations Headquarters in New York, with a review of the progress made so far by countries on nature preservation, partnerships for development, and the need to ensure no one is excluded, during the drive towards the 2030 deadline.
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Consuming and producing sustainably, a ‘cornerstone’ for reaching 2030 Global Goals, UN Forum stresses

qui, 12/07/2018 - 18:37
A reckoning on the importance of maximising the world’s resources is taking place across the world, and achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 depends heavily on reeling in our global consumption and production patterns, a key United Nations forum heard on Thursday.
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UN chief pushes for greater benefits from new technology, as he launches digital experts panel

qui, 12/07/2018 - 13:25
A high-profile group of tech experts has been assembled at the request of United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, tasked with putting the benefits of digital technology to more effective use, while also protecting against unwanted or unexpected negative impacts.
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UN forum spotlights cities, where struggle for sustainability ‘will be won or lost’

qua, 11/07/2018 - 19:45
Although cities are often characterized by stark socioeconomic inequalities and poor environmental conditions, they also offer growth and development potential – making them central to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and a main focus of the third day of the United Nations High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Wednesday.
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Achieving targets on energy helps meet other Global Goals, UN forum told

ter, 10/07/2018 - 18:15
Energy is central to nearly every major challenge and opportunity the world faces today, including poverty eradication, gender equality, adaptation to climate change, food security, health, education, sustainable cities, jobs and transport, speakers told a key United Nations forum on sustainable development on Tuesday.
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