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If we can build the International Space Station, ‘we can do anything’ – UN Champion for Space

ter, 19/06/2018 - 14:56
The sight of Earth, from hundreds of kilometers away in open space while you are tethered only to the International Space Station, is “absolutely amazing”, said Scott Kelly, the UN Champion for Space and former US astronaut, stressing that the world we live on “is our only planet.”
Categorias: Internacionais

Space science now a ‘fundamental pillar’ of 21st century human development: top UN space official

seg, 18/06/2018 - 13:50
After “relentless” progress in space technology, the focus for the international community must now shift to ensuring that the benefits of space science are available to everyone, everywhere, a senior United Nations official told a major conference on Monday.
Categorias: Internacionais

On World Day to Combat Desertification, UN shines spotlight on ‘true value’ of land

dom, 17/06/2018 - 01:30
Land is not a limitless resource and ignoring its role in our everyday lives threatens food and water supplies, biodiversity and the security of us all, the United Nations agency that fights desertification worldwide has said.
Categorias: Internacionais

UN forum to explore use of outer space to improve lives, protect planet

sex, 15/06/2018 - 22:46
Marking 50 years since the world first came together to discuss the peaceful uses of outer space, government leaders, policy makers, civil society representatives and space experts will gather at a United Nations forum in Vienna from Monday to explore the future course of global space cooperation for the benefit of humankind.
Categorias: Internacionais

UNICEF urges all countries to provide ‘Super Dads’ with paid leave

qua, 13/06/2018 - 21:20
Almost two-thirds of the world’s children under the age of one live in countries where fathers are not legally entitled to any paid paternity leave, according to a new analysis by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
Categorias: Internacionais

Prevention is key to ‘breaking the cycle of HIV transmission’, UN chief tells General Assembly

ter, 12/06/2018 - 18:22
This year’s United Nations annual debate over how best to battle HIV and AIDS heard that while progress had been made, it remains “uneven and fragile” with many hurdles still to come.  
Categorias: Internacionais

Everyone has 'a moral imperative' to uphold the rights of persons with disabilities, says UN chief

ter, 12/06/2018 - 15:45
Cementing and protecting the rights of around 1.5 billion people around the world in accordance with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is a “moral imperative” said United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Tuesday.
Categorias: Internacionais

‘We face a global emergency’ over oceans: UN chief sounds the alarm at G7 Summit event

sab, 09/06/2018 - 15:10
Unless there is a change of course, the amount of plastic waste in the world’s oceans will outweigh the fish that live in them, by 2050, said the United Nations Secretary-General on Saturday, declaring that the world now faces a “global emergency” over the oceans.
Categorias: Internacionais

India-UN fund gets 22 development projects off the ground in first year

sex, 08/06/2018 - 18:56
An India-United Nations fund aimed at supporting sustainable development for low-income nations marked its first anniversary on Friday, with 22 projects having already been approved in 25 partner countries.
Categorias: Internacionais

World must unite against ‘preventable tragedy’ of ocean pollution: UN chief

sex, 08/06/2018 - 14:11
From carrying your own water bottle, to volunteering for a local clean-up, everybody needs to do something to stop plastic pollution from getting into the world’s oceans, said UN Secretary-General António Guterres in his message for World Oceans Day.
Categorias: Internacionais

Science, technology and innovation crucial to ‘transformative impact’ of Global Goals, UN forum hears

ter, 05/06/2018 - 18:01
If everyone is to enjoy a future of peace, dignity and opportunity, then science, technology and innovation need to be at the heart of the race to reach the 17 Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, a Forum at UN Headquarters heard on Tuesday.
Categorias: Internacionais

‘Spotlight Initiative’ can make violence against women a thing of the past, says UN deputy chief

ter, 05/06/2018 - 12:51
The launch of a new partnership between the United Nations and European Union, is an essential tool to make violence against women and girls “a thing of the past”, said UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed on Tuesday.
Categorias: Internacionais

The world is being ‘swamped’ by harmful plastic waste says UN chief, marking Environment Day

seg, 04/06/2018 - 18:30
The world must unite to “beat plastic pollution” United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said in his message for World Environment Day on Tuesday, noting that microplastic particles in the ocean, “now outnumber stars in our galaxy”.
Categorias: Internacionais

UN ‘Tech Bank’ opens in Turkey, to help poor nations ‘leapfrog development challenges’

seg, 04/06/2018 - 16:59
The United Nations on Monday welcomed a new member of the family, which will help address the development challenges of the world’s poorest countries through science, technology and innovation,  while also marking a significant milestone for the whole 2030  Sustainable Development Agenda.
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Countries back ‘ambitious and comprehensive’ reform of UN development system

qui, 31/05/2018 - 18:18
The United Nations General Assembly on Thursday gave the green light to a bold new plan to make sustainable development a reality, described by UN chief António Guterres as “the most ambitious and comprehensive transformation of the UN development system in decades.”
Categorias: Internacionais

World needs generation of self-empowered ‘superheroes’, UN youth forum told

qua, 30/05/2018 - 17:34
The United Nations needs to spend more time talking directly to young people across the world, beyond simply talking about their concerns, said the President of the General Assembly on Wednesday, opening a major Youth Dialogue event at UN Headquarters in New York.  
Categorias: Internacionais

Tonga’s flamboyant Olympic flag-bearer brings inspiring message of self-belief to youth at UN Headquarters

qua, 30/05/2018 - 17:07
He is best known for his bare-chested appearances at the Rio and Pyeongchang Olympic Games, but Pita Taufatofua now wants to use his social media muscle to empower youth, and get them to share their stories. 
Categorias: Internacionais

Promoting biodiversity across all agricultural sectors ‘fundamental’ — FAO chief

ter, 29/05/2018 - 18:25
Changing how countries across the world produce food is “fundamental” to protecting the future of the Earth’s ecosystem, said the head of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Tuesday.
Categorias: Internacionais

‘What is good for Africa is good for the world’ says UN chief on International Day

sex, 25/05/2018 - 14:01
Praising efforts by African countries to alleviate poverty and build more stable societies, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres pledged his on-going support for ending conflict and building peace across the continent.
Categorias: Internacionais

Transforming the world requires input from all society: UN deputy chief

qua, 23/05/2018 - 17:53
International efforts to create a world where no one is left behind will only become a reality if all sectors in society participate, the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General told ambassadors in New York on Wednesday.
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