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UN chief calls for ‘enlightened self-interest’ from world leaders to save ‘the whole planet’ from climate change 

sab, 18/05/2019 - 11:33
Concluding a week-long visit to the South Pacific, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called on the world’s decision-makers to make “enlightened” choices on climate action because “the whole planet” is at stake. 
Categorias: Internacionais

Stop Tuvalu and ‘the world from sinking’ UN chief tells island nation facing existential threat from rising seas

sex, 17/05/2019 - 12:21
Tuvalu “faces an existential threat from sea-level rise”, the United Nations chief said during his visit to the Pacific island nation on Friday whose highest point is less than five metres above the waves.
Categorias: Internacionais

‘Climate change is the battle of my life’, UN chief tells students living on the frontline in Fiji

qui, 16/05/2019 - 17:12
The UN Secretary-General António Guterres saw the frontline of “the battle against climate change” for himself on Thursday, by taking to the tropical waters of the South Pacific off the coast of Fiji, on a solar-powered boat.
Categorias: Internacionais

UN chief lauds Fijians as ‘natural global leaders’ on climate, environment, hails ‘symbiotic relationship’ with land and sea

qui, 16/05/2019 - 12:29
Fiji’s strong traditions of community and social responsibility, and its “symbiotic relationship” with its surroundings, has made its people “natural global leaders on climate and the environment”, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres told the nation’s Parliament on Thursday.
Categorias: Internacionais

UN chief outlines ‘intertwined challenges’ of climate change, ocean health facing Pacific nations on the ‘frontline’

ter, 14/05/2019 - 21:03
Visiting Fiji for the first time as Secretary-General, António Guterres outlined two “fundamental challenges” facing leaders attending the Pacific Islands Forum on Tuesday, namely climate change and the world’s rising ocean, which threatens to submerge low-lying nations.
Categorias: Internacionais

UN health agency highlights lifestyle choices that can prevent onset of dementia, as millions more succumb each year

ter, 14/05/2019 - 12:06
Key lifestyle choices such as getting regular exercise, not smoking or drinking too much, can reduce the risk of dementia and cognitive decline, the UN health agency said on Tuesday.
Categorias: Internacionais

‘Disaster resilient’ farming reduces agriculture risks, yields economic gains, says new UN agriculture agency report

seg, 13/05/2019 - 17:48
A scale of economic gains through easy-to-implement "disaster resilient" farming practices was revealed on Monday at the launch of a new study by the United Nations agriculture agency.
Categorias: Internacionais

Climate action: 4 shifts the UN chief encourages Governments to make

dom, 12/05/2019 - 22:30
Speaking to young Māoris and people of the Pacific islands in New Zealand on Monday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said “nature does not negotiate” and emphasized four key measures that Governments should prioritize in order to reach carbon neutrality by 2050.
Categorias: Internacionais

World Migratory Bird Day highlights deadly risks of plastic pollution

sab, 11/05/2019 - 14:15
Saturday marks World Migratory Bird Day which, this year, is raising awareness about the serious threats that plastic pollution poses to bird life, with a call for urgent measures to end the problem. 
Categorias: Internacionais

Ensuring the ‘lungs of the planet’ keep us alive: 5 things you need to know about forests and the UN

sex, 10/05/2019 - 15:41
Forests are vitally important for sustaining life on Earth, and play a major role in the fight against climate change. With the 2019 session of the United Nations Forum on Forests wrapping up on Friday in New York, we delve deeper into the subject, and find out what the UN is doing to safeguard and protect them.
Categorias: Internacionais

Climate change: ‘A moral, ethical and economic imperative’ to slow global warming say UN leaders, calling for more action

qui, 09/05/2019 - 18:19
It is nothing less than a “moral, ethical and economic imperative” to take more action to mitigate the existential threat posed by climate change, said top executives from across the United Nations system on Thursday.
Categorias: Internacionais

Thursday’s Daily Brief: ambulance attack in Libya, #GlobalGoals defenders, human rights in Cambodia, Swine Fever

qui, 09/05/2019 - 18:12
On Thursday, we cover: a tragic attack against an ambulance in Libya; six new advocates for the 17 Sustainable Development Goals; a call for a change in political culture in Cambodia; and how Swine Fever in China is affecting global food prices.
Categorias: Internacionais

New SDG Advocates sign up for ‘peace, prosperity, people’ and planet, on the road to 2030

qui, 09/05/2019 - 16:33
As the UN and partners around the world push towards reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, six new influential public figures came on board as official SDG Advocates on Thursday, committing themselves to the pursuit of the 17 goals on behalf of “peace, prosperity, people, planet, and partnerships.”
Categorias: Internacionais

Around 52 million in Near East, North Africa, suffering chronic undernourishment, new UN food agency report reveals 

qua, 08/05/2019 - 13:18
Hunger continues to rise as conflicts and protracted crises have worsened in the Near East and North Africa region (NENA), which is likely to affect food security for years to come, warned the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Wednesday. 
Categorias: Internacionais

UN and African Union in ‘common battle’ for development and climate change financing

seg, 06/05/2019 - 18:48
UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called for a “quantum leap” in funding for development and climate change for Africa, speaking to journalists on Monday, following the plenary meeting of the latest United Nations-African Union (AU) Conference, which took place in New York.
Categorias: Internacionais

World is ‘on notice’ as major UN report shows one million species face extinction

seg, 06/05/2019 - 11:40
A hard-hitting report into the impact of humans on nature shows that nearly one million species risk becoming extinct within decades, while current efforts to conserve the earth’s resources will likely fail without radical action, UN biodiversity experts said on Monday.
Categorias: Internacionais

FROM THE FIELD: Stopping aquatic hitchhikers to safeguard environments at sea

qua, 01/05/2019 - 16:53
A plan to protect the global marine environment from the dangers of non-indigenous invasive aquatic species has been launched by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN’s International Maritime Organization (IMO).
Categorias: Internacionais

Work to make the world a better place: 5 things you need to know about ‘green jobs’

dom, 28/04/2019 - 09:45
Imagine a world in which practically everyone works in jobs that are helping to transform the global economy, and bring about a world where business can thrive and the needs of the most vulnerable people are met. 
Categorias: Internacionais

At China’s Belt and Road Forum, Guterres calls for 'inclusive, sustainable and durable' development

sex, 26/04/2019 - 09:29
China’s international trade and economic development plan – known as the Belt and Road Initiative – could contribute to a more equitable, prosperous world, and to reversing the negative impact of climate change, Secretary-General António Guterres said on Friday, speaking in Beijing, China.
Categorias: Internacionais

Multilateralism’s ‘proven record of service’ is focus of first-ever International Day  

qua, 24/04/2019 - 15:01
The International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace “underscores the value of international cooperation for the common good”, according to United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres marking its first-ever observance on Wednesday. 
Categorias: Internacionais