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'Act now with ambition and urgency' to tackle the world’s ‘grave climate emergency’, UN chief urges UAE meeting

dom, 30/06/2019 - 13:16
The world is facing “a grave climate emergency”, Secretary-General António Guterres told a climate meeting in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) capital of Abu Dhabi on Sunday, urging all participants to “seize this opportunity to take bold climate action”.
Categorias: Internacionais

Keeping cool in the face of climate change

dom, 30/06/2019 - 08:00
As global temperatures reach record highs, providing cooling systems which are effective, sustainable and which do not harm the environment is increasingly essential for everyday life. That’s according to Rachel Kyte, Chief Executive Officer of Sustainable Energy for All, and Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL).
Categorias: Internacionais

Create conditions for ‘harmony between humankind and nature’, UN chief says on sidelines of G20 in Japan

sab, 29/06/2019 - 15:09
The world needs to create conditions for “harmony between humankind and nature”, Secretary-General António Guterres said in Osaka, Japan, during a meeting on Saturday with the Foreign Ministers of China and France, on the margins of the G20 summit.
Categorias: Internacionais

Strawberries and child support; a Thai partnership

sex, 28/06/2019 - 23:00
Mother of three, Mhee Saesong, a strawberry farmer from Chiang Mai in the north of Thailand, has always struggled alongside her husband to provide for her family. She describes how, in the past, when her two older children became sick, she was unable to afford to take them to hospital.
Categorias: Internacionais

Strawberries and child support; a Thai partnership

sex, 28/06/2019 - 23:00
Mother of three, Mhee Saesong, a strawberry farmer from Chiang Mai in the north of Thailand, has always struggled alongside her husband to provide for her family. She describes how, in the past, when her two older children became sick, she was unable to afford to take them to hospital.
Categorias: Internacionais

Amidst ‘high political tension’, UN chief appeals to G20 leaders for stronger commitment to climate action, economic cooperation 

sex, 28/06/2019 - 12:05
The annual G20 summit of leaders from the largest and fastest-growing economies, got underway on Friday in Osaka, Japan, against a backdrop of what UN Secretary-General António Guterres described as “a moment of high political tension”.
Categorias: Internacionais

Madagascar villagers learn dangers of outdoor defecation

qui, 27/06/2019 - 16:09
The discussion with villagers starts early in the morning. Volunteers are invited to draw a map of their village on the ground with chalk. One woman’s sketch shows 17 families – a total of 65 people – living in 11 red clay houses. She explains they share the three latrines that have been there for some time.
Categorias: Internacionais

World faces ‘climate apartheid’ risk, 120 more million in poverty: UN expert

ter, 25/06/2019 - 15:30
Climate change “threatens to undo the last 50 years” of development, global health and poverty reduction, a United Nations expert said on Tuesday, citing the risk of a new era of “climate apartheid” where the rich buy their way out of rising heat and hunger.
Categorias: Internacionais

FROM THE FIELD: Changing world, changing families

ter, 25/06/2019 - 13:04
The world is changing rapidly and so are families according to the United Nations gender-focused agency, UN Women.
Categorias: Internacionais

It’s time we took a seat ‘at your table’: Guterres calls on world youth to keep leading climate emergency response

dom, 23/06/2019 - 15:42
Older generations have “failed to respond properly” to the climate emergency said the UN chief on Sunday, while the young are “stepping up to the challenge” and taking the lead to slow the destructive pace of global warming. 
Categorias: Internacionais

UN health agency steps up fight against ‘invisible pandemic’ of antimicrobial resistance

ter, 18/06/2019 - 12:54
As resistance to antibiotics grows, the World Health Organization (WHO) has launched the latest stage of its campaign to fight this deadly health risk – likened by the agency to an “invisible pandemic”– with the launch of a new online tool for health professionals on Tuesday.
Categorias: Internacionais

Billions globally lack ‘water, sanitation and hygiene’, new UN report spells out

seg, 17/06/2019 - 21:30
Some 2.2 billion people around the world do not have safely-managed drinking water, while 4.2 billion go without safe sanitation services and three billion lack basic handwashing facilities, according to a new report from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
Categorias: Internacionais

UN oceans treaty ‘essential’ to combat ‘unprecedented pressure’ on the world’s seas – UN chief

seg, 17/06/2019 - 14:48
The oceans are not only under “unprecedented pressure” due to climate change, but “half of all living coral has been lost in the past 150 years”, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said on Monday, addressing the latest gathering of nations which are party to the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.
Categorias: Internacionais

Shining a light on sustainable power: how clean energy is helping to improve camps for displaced people

sex, 14/06/2019 - 23:10
Hauwa, from Borno State in north-eastern Nigeria, fled her home village of Adamari with her husband and four children in March, when violence struck. Now, she is in the relative safety of a UN-run camp but, with little electricity available at night, lighting is scarce, and darkness can mean danger. However, thanks to a solar-energy initiative from the UN migration agency IOM, that is beginning to change.
Categorias: Internacionais

Young New Yorkers bring robots, and a glimpse of the future, to UN Headquarters

qua, 12/06/2019 - 17:21
Tiny balls moved along a series of automated Lego robots, as young students from New York explained to United Nations staff the inner-workings of simple motors and engineering. 
Categorias: Internacionais

More funding needed to tackle child labour in agriculture says UN, marking World Day

qua, 12/06/2019 - 16:42
The number of children working in agriculture has increased by 10 million since 2012, which is why on Wednesday’s World Day Against Child Labour, the UN agency for the sector is urging countries to allocate more funding to address a global surge in subsistence farming at every level. 
Categorias: Internacionais

The future of work ‘with social justice for all’ tops agenda of centenary UN Labour conference

seg, 10/06/2019 - 15:26
The Centenary International Labour Conference got underway on Monday at the UN in Geneva, with ILO chief Guy Ryder, calling on hundreds of delegates from around the world to help “construct a future of work, with social justice for all”.
Categorias: Internacionais

UN makes ‘declaration of digital interdependence’, with release of tech report

seg, 10/06/2019 - 15:06
The digital future must be safer and more inclusive, says a new tech report, “the Age of Digital Interdependence”, released on Monday by the UN High Level Panel on Digital Cooperation, almost a year after the Panel was launched by Secretary-General António Guterres.
Categorias: Internacionais

Promoting gender equality a ‘crucial contribution’ in effort to restore, protect our planet’s oceans

sab, 08/06/2019 - 10:23
Women are engaged in all aspects of interaction with our ocean, yet their voices are often missing at the decision-making level, the head of the United Nations cultural agency said on World Oceans Day, emphasizing that “we must ensure diversity and gender inclusiveness at all levels” to set a balanced course for humanity and foster innovative solutions for the ocean.
Categorias: Internacionais

Key economic forum in Russia: New technology a ‘vector of hope’ but also ‘a source of fear’ says Guterres

sex, 07/06/2019 - 15:26
Technological innovation is continuing to transform the world, with the potential to propel us all towards reaching the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) said the UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Friday, at the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum in Russia.
Categorias: Internacionais