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Global economic growth downgraded due to spillover from Ukraine war

vor 3 Stunden 23 Minuten
The global economy is expected to grow by only 3.1 per cent this year, down from the 4.0 per cent projected in January, largely derailed by the war in Ukraine, according to the UN’s latest World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) report, launched on Wednesday. 
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UN marks first ever international day spotlighting women working in the maritime industry

vor 4 Stunden 15 Minuten
The first ever International Day for Women in Maritime kicked off its inaugural celebration on Wednesday with a seminar to “take stock and identify areas where improvement is needed”, the top UN official representing seafarers said.
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Human rights must be at heart of solution to Sri Lanka crisis : A UN Resident Coordinator blog

17. Mai 2022 - 20:53
The severe economic crisis in Sri Lanka shows no signs of ending any time soon, with the country’s newly installed Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, warning of more difficult days ahead. Hanaa Singer-Hamdy, the most senior UN official in Sri Lanka, told UN News that, amid violent protests and the imposition of a state of emergency, any solution must involve a robust democracy and respect for human rights.
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Lebanon elections: Guterres calls for ‘swift formation’ of inclusive Government

17. Mai 2022 - 17:32
The UN Secretary-General has called for Lebanon’s political leaders to swiftly form an inclusive government in the wake of parliamentary elections on Sunday, that can help the crisis-wracked nation implement reforms to put the country “on the path to recovery”.
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Return of commercial flights from Yemeni capital after 6 years, an ‘important’ step

16. Mai 2022 - 18:11
The UN Special Envoy for Yemen, on Monday welcomed the resumption of commercial flights from the capital city’s main airport after six years, as a potential game changer for citizens needing lifesaving medical treatment.
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Building peace, one project at a time in Colombia

15. Mai 2022 - 6:31
A group of former combatants with the FARC rebel group in Colombia have been reflecting on five years of peace and community building in a locality called Tierra Grata, which translates as “pleasant land”
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Ukraine war squeezes food supplies, drives up prices, threatens vulnerable nations

13. Mai 2022 - 18:28
Kicking off a three-day meeting on Friday on the fallout from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and its wider impact on food and energy prices, the head of the UN agriculture agency outlined key ways for governments to help safeguard global food security.
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Ukraine: UN labour agency update shows 4.8 million jobs lost to war

11. Mai 2022 - 18:49
An estimated 4.8 million jobs have been lost in Ukraine since Russia’s 24 February invasion, according to a brief published on Wednesday by the UN’s labour agency.
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High-level UN conference debates precious commodity: Land

10. Mai 2022 - 0:05
The 15th session of the Conference of Parties (COP15) to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), kicked-off on Monday, in the Ivorian "economic" capital.
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Small decrease in food prices in April ‘a welcome relief’

6. Mai 2022 - 17:50
After reaching an all-time high in March amid repercussions from the war in Ukraine, world food prices decreased last month, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Friday. 
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Collective bargaining in the workplace, essential for global recovery: ILO

5. Mai 2022 - 14:48
In the fast-changing world of work, the UN International Labour Organization (ILO) highlighted on Thursday just how important dialogue between workers and management is to the global post-pandemic recovery – and to keeping people’s wages fair.
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UN meets to help reverse ‘precipitous drop’ in tourism

4. Mai 2022 - 22:36
As part of the “long journey” to recover from the ravages of COVID-19, UN General Assembly President Abdulla Shahid highlighted on Wednesday the need to build a more sustainable, resilient, and responsible global tourism sector.
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In Niger, Guterres calls for more resources to fight terror attacks in Africa’s Sahel

2. Mai 2022 - 19:37
The number of terrorist attacks in the Sahel region of Africa “continues to increase” according to the UN Secretary-General António Guterres, who arrived in the capital of Niger, Niamey, on Monday, the second of three countries he is visiting on a tour of West Africa to mark the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
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Guterres in Senegal: ‘Triple crisis’ in Africa aggravated by war in Ukraine

1. Mai 2022 - 23:31
The war in Ukraine is aggravating a “triple food, energy and financial crisis,” across Africa, according to the UN Secretary-General António Guterres.
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Digital tech investment, critical to workforce in least-developed nations

29. April 2022 - 21:00
Structural weaknesses in the world’s Least Developed Countries (LDCs) have made them more vulnerable to shocks such as the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change and the current food and energy crises, and the situation could worsen if they do not fully participate in global recovery efforts. 
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Extreme heat impacting millions across India and Pakistan

29. April 2022 - 17:23
With extreme heat gripping large parts of India and Pakistan, the two countries are working to roll out life-saving health action plans to combat the heatwave, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Friday.
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Tech needs girls, and girls need tech

28. April 2022 - 19:09
More and more young women and girls are highlighting the importance of access and safety in the digital world. Marking International Girls in ICT Day, on Thursday, UN agencies have issued a call to action to ensure equal access to digital learning opportunities.
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Young innovators win video competition with ideas for a better future

26. April 2022 - 17:21
Marking World Intellectual Property Day, on Tuesday, UN patent experts announced the champions of this year’s youth video competition.
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Population and Development Commission: ‘Perfect Storm’ of crises take shape

25. April 2022 - 23:26
Against the backdrop of shifting population demographics, conflicts, post-pandemic shocks and climate change, the developing world is on the brink of a “perfect storm” of debt, food and energy crises, experts warned the Commission on Population and Development on Monday.
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Development financing crucial to get global economy back on track

25. April 2022 - 22:54
The global economy is under severe stress and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are in “need of urgent rescue”, the deputy UN chief told the Financing for Development Forum on Monday.
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