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Africa is ‘on the rise’, says UN chief Guterres, urging collaboration for better future

qua, 17/10/2018 - 18:15
Africa is “on the move and on the rise” with communities coming together to resolve their problems and offer mutual support, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres highlighted on Wednesday.
Categorias: Internacionais

World population set to grow another 2.2 billion by 2050: UN survey

qua, 17/10/2018 - 11:29
The world’s population is set to grow by 2.2 billion between now and 2050, the UN said on Wednesday, and more than half of that growth - 1.3 billion - is likely to be in sub-Saharan Africa, where women’s rights are hampered by limited access to healthcare and education, along with “entrenched gender discrimination”.
Categorias: Internacionais

World Food Day: here’s what the UN is doing to fix ‘intolerable’ wrong of hunger

ter, 16/10/2018 - 16:20
“In our world of plenty, one person in nine does not have enough to eat”, said United Nations chief António Guterres on Tuesday, marking World Food Day. With this year’s theme, “our actions are our future”, the UN and its partners, held events and launched information campaigns worldwide, to amplify one message: achieving zero hunger by 2030 is possible, provided we “join forces”.
Categorias: Internacionais

Overseas investment falling, developing countries largely unscathed: UN trade agency

seg, 15/10/2018 - 14:07
Foreign direct investment (FDI) has dropped 40 per cent year-on-year so far, the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) said on Monday, but the $470 million decline is happening mainly in wealthy, industrialized nations, especially in North America and Western Europe.
Categorias: Internacionais

In Bali, UN chief Guterres outlines importance of international financial cooperation for sustainable development

sab, 13/10/2018 - 12:01
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called for a surge in investment, long-term financing and global stability to overcome the obstacles to inclusive, resilient and environmentally sustainable global growth. 
Categorias: Internacionais

Backed by UN, Asia-Pacific countries to advance space technology for ‘development transformation’

qua, 10/10/2018 - 21:24
Gathered at a United Nations conference in Bangkok, countries from the Asia-Pacific region pledged to work together on Wednesday to leverage the power of space technology and boost sustainable development.
Categorias: Internacionais

Disasters: UN report shows climate change causing ‘dramatic rise’ in economic losses

qua, 10/10/2018 - 12:05
Climate-related and geophysical disasters such as earthquakes and tsunamis have killed 1.3 million people over the last 20 years and left a further 4.4 billion injured, homeless or in need of emergency assistance, UN experts said on Wednesday.
Categorias: Internacionais

UN recognizes postal service as ‘a true partner for all’ delivering good to the world

seg, 08/10/2018 - 19:05
Marking World Post Day, top United Nations officials highlighted the importance of the postal sector not just for delivering mail but also “delivering good to the world”.
Categorias: Internacionais

Cutting-edge tech a ‘double-edged sword for developing countries’: UN report

seg, 08/10/2018 - 17:28
The latest technological advances, from artificial intelligence to electric cars, can be a “double-edged sword”, says the latest UN World Economic and Social Survey (WESS 2018), released on Monday.
Categorias: Internacionais

Marking World Space Week, UN stresses power of space to ‘unite the world’

qui, 04/10/2018 - 17:38
Highlighting the importance of space and its applications for humankind, the United Nations is celebrating World Space Week 2018 with a focus on the role the cosmos plays in bringing people together, back on earth.
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Bet on ‘green economy’, Guterres urges world leaders, bestowing top UN award on Indian PM

qua, 03/10/2018 - 18:12
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Wednesday conferred the Organization’s highest environmental honour on India’s Prime Minister, recognizing Narendra Modi’s efforts against climate change and pollution.
Categorias: Internacionais

Trade wars and protectionism threaten global shipping, warns UN agency

qua, 03/10/2018 - 12:10
Maritime trade is stronger than it’s been for five years, but “tit-for-tat” tariff battles and restructuring by shipping companies threaten to disrupt its role as a key player in global commerce, the UN said on Wednesday.
Categorias: Internacionais

UN agencies inject youthful energy into sustainable development for urban Africa

ter, 02/10/2018 - 18:41
Underscoring the importance of fully involving the young in decisions affecting their lives, three United Nations agencies announced an innovative partnership on Tuesday with African local governments, designed to inject youthful ideas and energy into urban planning policies.
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UN chief commends India’s progress towards Sustainable Development Goals

ter, 02/10/2018 - 14:57
UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Tuesday praised India’s progress on implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular the pursuit of Sanitation for All and Affordable and Clean Energy, which featured heavily during day-two of his official visit to the country.
Categorias: Internacionais

Curb throw-away culture, says UN-Habitat chief, highlighting world day

seg, 01/10/2018 - 18:11
Marking World Habitat Day on Monday, UN-Habitat – the agency mandated with promoting sustainable cities – has called for greater imagination and innovation in tackling the world’s waste management challenges, in particular at the municipal level.
Categorias: Internacionais

‘We must work together like never before’ to realize sustainable development, says Canada at UN

seg, 01/10/2018 - 17:40
The international community must work together in new ways, to bring the aspirations of the ambitious 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to life, Canada’s head of delegation declared at the United Nations General Assembly.
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At UN, Nicaraguan Foreign Minister calls for ‘commitment to continue fighting for peace’ amid threats to sustainable development

seg, 01/10/2018 - 13:28
While the world was in the midst of a crisis largely sparked by interventionism and “savage capitalism”, Nicaragua continued to bolster peace, strengthen security, “and…promote and defend human rights,” Minister for Foreign Affairs Denis Moncada Colindres told the United Nations General Assembly on Monday, underscoring his country’s commitment to the UN Charter.
Categorias: Internacionais

Tobacco control measures are working, but too slowly in less-developed countries: WHO

seg, 01/10/2018 - 13:00
“Great progress” has been made in tackling tobacco consumption and saving lives but more needs to be done to challenge the industry’s attempts to “bypass” international regulations, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday.
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Global Goals promise to ‘leave no one behind’ is key for middle-income countries, Belarusian minister tells UN Assembly

seg, 01/10/2018 - 11:53
In spite of the criticism levelled against the United Nations, there is no other such platform for cooperation or a multilateral mechanism based on “equal and respectful attitude towards each and every country and their needs,” the foreign minister of Belarus told the General Assembly.
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Regional, global solidarity indispensable to achieve sustainable development, says Lao PDR minister

sab, 29/09/2018 - 19:33
National governments and the international community must work “hand-in-hand” to realize the lofty goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Foreign Minister of Laos People’s Democratic Republic said at the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday.
Categorias: Internacionais