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UN chief hails victory of ‘political will’ in historic Republic of North Macedonia accord

14. Februar 2019 - 15:24
The UN-brokered agreement between Athens and Skopje to formally recognize the “Republic of North Macedonia”, is a welcome, “historical” step that should be supported by regional and international Member States, António Guterres has announced.
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‘New tech’ business model threatens decent work conditions, warns UN

13. Februar 2019 - 17:59
Unemployment is down globally but workers’ conditions have not improved, the UN said on Wednesday, warning that some businesses driven by new technology “threaten to undermine” hard-won social gains of recent decades.
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UN guidelines unveiled to prevent rising hearing loss among young smartphone listeners

12. Februar 2019 - 16:54
More than one billion 12 to 35-year-olds, risk irreversible hearing loss from exposure to loud sounds such as music played on their smartphone, UN health experts said on Tuesday, unveiling new guidelines to help address the problem.
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Nearly two-thirds of children lack access to welfare safety net, risking ‘vicious cycle of poverty’

6. Februar 2019 - 16:12
More than six in 10 children globally lack access to social protection, leaving them particularly vulnerable to falling into chronic poverty, the UN said on Wednesday, warning also that some governments are cutting State cash entitlements, amid continuing economic uncertainty.
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As inequality grows, the UN fights for a fairer world

4. Februar 2019 - 22:54
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – the UN’s blueprint for a better and more sustainable future for all – calls for a reduction in inequality between and within countries. Nevertheless, global inequality is increasing. So what can be done?
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Neither side stands to benefit in US-China trade spat, UN says

4. Februar 2019 - 19:18
The tit-for-tat trade dispute between China and the United States may do little to protect domestic producers in either country and could have “massive” implications on the global economy unless it is resolved, United Nations experts said on Monday.
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Boom in Artificial Intelligence patents, points to ‘quantum leap’ in tech: UN report

31. Januar 2019 - 16:55
The “upsurge” in patent applications for devices and machines powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the last five years, suggests that it could soon revolutionize all areas of daily life far beyond the tech world, a UN report suggested on Thursday.
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Guterres in Davos: ‘Dysfunctional’ response to common problems, shows need for effective multilateralism

24. Januar 2019 - 18:16
The world’s problems are “more and more integrated” but the response to them is increasingly “fragmented” and “dysfunctional”, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Thursday, in an appeal for governments and other partners to respond to people’s grievances and recommit to international cooperation.
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UN chief urges top digital tech panel to come up with ‘bold, innovative ideas’ for an 'inclusive' future

23. Januar 2019 - 18:10
Key discussions among global decision-makers and influencers have taken place at the UN in Geneva this week, aiming to limit the growing risk of international cyber-attacks while promoting the advantages of digital technology, amid a call by the UN chief for “bold, innovative ideas”.
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‘Countless opportunities’ for new people-centred workplace, but ‘decisive action’ critical

22. Januar 2019 - 18:22
Unprecedented innovations in the world of work provide “countless opportunities” but unless they are embraced through action, inequality and uncertainty will only widen in the workplace, according to a landmark new International Labour Organization (ILO) report released on Tuesday.
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Human rights are ‘key’ for economic policymaking says UN expert

21. Januar 2019 - 20:45
Calling on governments to take human rights obligations into account when designing economic reforms, an independent United Nations rights expert said on Monday that “human rights impact assessments are key to the process”.
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Global economy to see ‘steady’ growth of three per cent in 2019 despite risks, says UN

21. Januar 2019 - 18:20
The global economy grew at a “steady” 3.1 per cent last year and similar levels of growth are expected in 2019, but these headline figures mask growth that is uneven and often failing to reach where it is most needed, the UN’s chief economist warned on Monday
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Mexico: UN chief saddened by pipeline blast in which dozens were killed

19. Januar 2019 - 23:55
The United Nations' Secretary-General, António Guterres, learned with sadness of the deadly explosion of an oil pipeline on Friday in Hidalgo State, Mexico, and extended the UN's assistance to the national authorities, his Spokesman said on Saturday.
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Libyan authorities must shoulder the burden to support country’s ‘vulnerable’ south

18. Januar 2019 - 21:02
Despite years of promises to address the “vulnerable heart” of Libya – the country’s south – conditions around its water and oil resource wealth have continued to deteriorate at “an alarming rate”, the United Nations envoy for the country told the Security Council.
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‘Historic’ moment: Palestine takes reins of UN coalition of developing countries

15. Januar 2019 - 22:59
Acknowledging “a long road ahead” on the United Nations ambitious agenda, Secretary-General António Guterres welcomed on Tuesday “the historic leadership of the state of Palestine” as the new Chair of the Group of 77’s (G77).
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100 years on, ILO mission focussed on growing inequality, says Director-General

9. Januar 2019 - 16:01
As it celebrates its centenary year, the International Labour Organization (ILO) must help to tackle inequality in the world of work through the efforts of its 180-plus members, said Director-General Guy Ryder on Wednesday.
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World Bank President steps down, Chief Executive assumes temporary role

7. Januar 2019 - 21:04
The President of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim, announced on Monday that he is stepping down, after more than six years in the role. Kristalina Georgieva, CEO of the World Bank CEO, will assume the role of interim President, from 1 February.
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CLIMATE CHANGE FOCUS: Profiting from urban waste in Vietnam

21. Dezember 2018 - 22:04
Women in Hoi An city in Viet Nam are profiting from rubbish and other waste while helping to create a more sustainable urban environment, thanks to a project supported by the UN Development Programme (UNDP).
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At COP24, countries agree concrete way forward to bring the Paris climate deal to life

16. Dezember 2018 - 0:22
After two weeks of crunch negotiations – with overtime – the almost 200 parties gathered in Katowice, Poland, for the United Nations COP24 two-week climate change conference, adopted on Saturday a “robust” set of implementing guidelines for the landmark 2015 Paris Agreement, aimed at keeping global warming well below 2°C compared to pre-industrial levels.
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UN space-based tool opens new horizons to track land-use on Earth’s surface

12. Dezember 2018 - 23:07
Satellite-based tracking to chart how land is being used on the earth’s surface is about to get much easier and more accessible, the UN food agency has announced, launching a new online portal developed in collaboration with the United States Space Agency, NASA.
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