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Thursday’s Daily Brief: Harrowing terrorist survivors’ stories, children first in Mediterranean rescues, Yemen and Switzerland updates, new SDG Advocates speak out

qui, 15/08/2019 - 16:23
Our main stories today: Boko Haram terrorist survivors tell their stories; UNICEF speaks out for children adrift on the Mediterranean; UN health agency pushes to stem dengue fever in Yemen; Switzerland declines sponsorship deal with tobacco firm; new SDG Advocates on the job.
Categorias: Internacionais

Gender equality, education and the environment at the forefront of new SDG Advocate campaigns

qua, 14/08/2019 - 10:00
Back in May, six innovative public figures joined the battle to push the world towards reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. Each of the new official SDG Advocates committed themselves to pursue the 17 goals on behalf of “peace, prosperity, people, planet, and partnerships.” As we inch closer to the SDG Summit in September, UN News caught up with some of them.
Categorias: Internacionais

World food security increasingly at risk due to 'unprecedented' climate change impact, new UN report warns

qui, 08/08/2019 - 09:26
More than 500 million people today live in areas affected by erosion linked to climate change, the UN warned on Thursday, before urging all countries to commit to sustainable land use to help limit greenhouse gas emissions before it is too late.
Categorias: Internacionais

FROM THE FIELD: Turning waste into a business in the slums of Yaoundé, Cameroon

qua, 31/07/2019 - 16:51
The increasing volume and complexity of waste associated with modern economies is posing a serious risk to ecosystems and human health. Every year, an estimated 11.2 billion tons of solid waste are collected worldwide, according to the UN Environment Programme.
Categorias: Internacionais

New President of top UN economic and social body to push for development financing, fundamental freedoms ‘for all’

qui, 25/07/2019 - 15:10
In her inaugural speech as President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), Mona Juul, of Norway, underscored that the body’s mandate today remains “as relevant and compelling” as it did back in 1945 when it was tasked with “fostering international cooperation on economic, social, and cultural issues”.
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Top UN sustainable development forum closes with galvanized effort toward ‘empowerment, inclusiveness and equality’

sex, 19/07/2019 - 19:28
In closing the High-level Segment of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) on Friday, President Inga Rhonda King assured participants that the session had contributed significantly to advancing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. 
Categorias: Internacionais

‘Stay together and step up’ action to meet Global Goals, ECOSOC President tells development forum

qui, 18/07/2019 - 19:35
We can realize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 “if we all stay together and step up our actions”, Inga Rhonda King, President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ESOSOC), said on Thursday.
Categorias: Internacionais

World ‘off track’ to meet most Sustainable Development Goals on hunger, food security and nutrition

qui, 18/07/2019 - 16:11
Key parts of the Global Goals agenda linked to achieving zero-hunger are “off-track”, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Thursday, in an appeal for much greater public investment in farming.
Categorias: Internacionais

Asia and Pacific on course to miss all Sustainable Development Goals, says UN region chief

qui, 18/07/2019 - 11:00
Unless progress is accelerated, Asia and the Pacific are on course to miss all of the 17 Goals of the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Executive Secretary of the UN regional commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), told UN News at the Organization's Headquarters on Wednesday.
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Governments at UN forum on development urged to close spending gaps, honour aid commitments

qua, 17/07/2019 - 19:16
The main UN platform following up on Member States’ actions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) continued its work Monday taking up the issue of finance, including examining ways to better align and distribute funds for development at national, as well as global levels.
Categorias: Internacionais

‘Young people care about peace’: UN Youth Envoy delivers key message to Security Council

qua, 17/07/2019 - 18:11
After visiting refugee camps in Jordan, UN-backed schools in Gaza, municipalities in Kosovo and Youth Councils in Denmark, the UN’s Youth Envoy visited the Security Council on Wednesday with a simple message from the field that “young people care about peace”.
Categorias: Internacionais

Tuesday’s Daily Brief: inclusion in development, Asia monsoons, Ebola risk for youth, obesity and Yemen latest

ter, 16/07/2019 - 17:40
In today’s Daily Brief: Inclusion resonates widely at development meeting, UN offers help after monsoons devastate Asia, DR Congo Ebola effecting children, obesity plagues island communities, Yemen’s warring parties agree to ceasefire for key port
Categorias: Internacionais

Inclusion, empowerment and equality, must be ‘at the heart of our efforts’ to ensure sustainable development, says UN chief

ter, 16/07/2019 - 17:15
The world’s people are demanding “transformative change that is fair and sustainable,” Secretary-General António Guterres said on Tuesday, calling on government leaders to use the upcoming slate of key United Nations meetings in September to “kickstart a decade of delivery and action for people and planet.” 
Categorias: Internacionais

‘No hope’ global development goals can be achieved without women, says UN Assembly President

seg, 15/07/2019 - 18:43
Without the full participation and leadership of women, “we have no hope” of realizing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the President of the United Nations General Assembly told gender equality leaders on Monday.
Categorias: Internacionais

Baby foods high in sugar, inappropriately marketed in Europe, reveal two UN studies

seg, 15/07/2019 - 16:58
Proper nutrition for newborn babies into early childhood is key to development and good health in later life, according to the Regional Director of the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) in Europe, as she launched two new studies on Monday.
Categorias: Internacionais

Heavy carbon dioxide emitters should take on greater responsibility, key UN development forum hears

sex, 12/07/2019 - 16:25
Heavy carbon dioxide emitters should “take on greater responsibility” to address climate change, the head of China’s Xiamen Airlines told the United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) in New York on Friday.
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Science is ‘key’ to pushing forward the 2030 Agenda, UN development forum told

qui, 11/07/2019 - 18:55
The implementation, follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was front and centre at the United Nations on Thursday as the third day of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) focused on the important role that science plays in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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‘Unlock opportunities’ and pave the way for sustainable development, UN chief urges on World Population Day

qui, 11/07/2019 - 12:14
As the number of people on the planet continues to rise, UN Secretary-General António Guterres marked World Population Day by highlighting the close link between the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and demographic trends – urging everyone to “unlock opportunities for those left behind and help pave the way for sustainable, equitable and inclusive development for all”.
Categorias: Internacionais

New UN poverty report reveals ‘vast inequalities’ between countries

qui, 11/07/2019 - 11:55
There are vast inequalities across countries, and among the poorer segments of societies, says a new UN report published on Thursday.
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A quarter of Pacific islanders live below ‘basic needs poverty lines’, top UN development forum hears

qua, 10/07/2019 - 16:18
While progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has been made over the past four years, some vulnerable island States are losing momentum in the race to 2030, according to discussions at the United Nations’ annual High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) on Wednesday.
Categorias: Internacionais