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‘We need all hands on deck!’ The world’s ‘to-do list’ is long and time is short, UN deputy chief tells Global Citizen Festival

25. September 2022 - 22:03
Every problem we face is a problem that we created – so it’s a problem we can solve together, declared UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed on Saturday, rallying the crowd gathered in New York’s Central Park for the 2022 Global Citizen Festival to keep holding their leaders accountable: with hope and action, a world free of hunger and poverty is possible.
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Least developed countries impacted by ‘range of interlinked crises’ – Assembly President

22. September 2022 - 22:04
The consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ukraine war and rising costs are ‘severely and disproportionately affecting’ Least Developed Countries (LDCs), the President of the UN General Assembly told their annual ministerial meeting on Thursday.
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Influential young changemakers recognized by UN

21. September 2022 - 6:15
On Wednesday, the UN announced the 2022 cohort of Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals, recognizing their efforts to bring about a fairer future for people and the planet.
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Rescuing the SDGs: General Assembly highlights ‘world’s to-do list’

19. September 2022 - 18:59
The UN Secretary-General and the President of the 77TH General Assembly joined world leaders and Goodwill Ambassadors on Monday in a global call to rescue the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and get back on track to building a better world that “leaves no one behind”.
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UN spotlights transformational potential of family farming for world food supply

19. September 2022 - 17:08
A Global Forum highlighting the UN’s Decade of Family Farming (UNDFF) got underway on Monday, aimed at identifying priority policies to boost support for family farmers and agricultural development worldwide.
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Financing education, imperative for 'peaceful, prosperous, stable societies’ – UN chief

17. September 2022 - 23:32
Education systems around the world need “more, not less money” the UN chief told journalists on Saturday during a joint press stakeout on the Transforming Education Summit and the International Finance Facility for Education.
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Brazilian artist’s mural ‘for the planet’ proves big draw for UN General Assembly

15. September 2022 - 21:20
World leaders arriving at UN Headquarters for next week’s High Level General Assembly meetings, will be greeted by a powerful and striking new mural from renowned Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra, focusing attention on climate change and stewardship of the planet.
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Global UN forum showcases need, impact of South-South cooperation

12. September 2022 - 21:07
From climate change to worsening inequalities and COVID-19 fallouts, top UN officials told a major forum in Bangkok, Thailand, on Monday that greater cooperation among developing countries, known as the global South, was needed to overcome a multitude of challenges.
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‘Solutions lie in solidarity’ UN chief says on South-South Cooperation Day

12. September 2022 - 4:15
In this era of unprecedented challenge and upheaval, “solutions lie in solidarity,” the UN chief said in his message commemorating United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation, on Monday. 
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Social contract needed to lift Asia and Pacific region’s workforce out of poverty

6. September 2022 - 20:47
Denied decent work opportunities and highly vulnerable to systemic shocks such as pandemics or economic downturns, workers in Asia and the Pacific are under pressure, according to a report launched on Tuesday by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).
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Women lead marine restoration efforts in the UNESCO Seaflower Biosphere Reserve

2. September 2022 - 20:45
Did you know that women represent just 38 per cent of all ocean scientists? A women-led community organisation in the Seaflower UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in the Caribbean, is working to restore some of the most important marine ecosystems in the world and paving the way for bigger women's representation in ocean science.
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World food prices drop for fifth consecutive month: FAO

2. September 2022 - 17:24
World food prices have fallen for a fifth consecutive month but are still nearly eight per cent higher than a year ago, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reported on Friday. 
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UN deputy chief calls for action to deliver sustainable development in Africa

28. August 2022 - 21:49
UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed highlighted the continued relevance of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), during a meeting with the President of Tunisia, Kais Saied, held on Sunday.
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UN chief’s Youth Day message: People of all ages need to ‘join forces’ for a better world

12. August 2022 - 16:40
International Youth Day celebrates “the power of partnerships across generations,” the UN chief said in his message for the day.
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After the storm: what an environmental tragedy can teach us about climate resilience and ecosystem restoration

12. August 2022 - 6:24
A tiny Caribbean Island known as 'the flower of the ocean' was decimated by Hurricane Iota in 2020. Although the loss of human life was minimal, the impact on precious ecosystems deeply changed the perspective of its inhabitants. Two years later, they’re still working to restore their environmental treasures and preparing for whatever curveballs climate change might throw at them next.
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Children affected by conflict cannot wait for their education

11. August 2022 - 1:08
From Ethiopia to Chad and Palestine, Education Cannot Wait (ECW), the UN’s fund for education in emergencies and protracted crises, is helping millions of boys and girls affected by conflict around the world to pursue their dreams.
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Indigenous women’s work to preserve traditional knowledge celebrated on International Day

9. August 2022 - 3:45
UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called for amplifying the voices of Indigenous women, which is critical to achieving a just future for all people.  
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Major fall in global food prices for July, but future supply worries remain

5. August 2022 - 10:19
Food prices dropped significantly in July, marking the fourth consecutive monthly decline since hitting record highs earlier in the year in the wake of the war in Ukraine, the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) reported on Friday. 
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Unprecedented global challenges are ‘not insurmountable’ – UN chief

4. August 2022 - 19:52
Nearly a year ago, the UN chief released his report, Our Common Agenda (OCA), a blueprint for global cooperation moving forward, and reinvigorated multilateralism. On Thursday, he updated the General Assembly on progress made so far, saying the need for the report’s proposals “has only increased.”
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New ECOSOC President aims to ease crises which have ‘engulfed our societies’

25. Juli 2022 - 20:08
Bulgaria’s UN Ambassador banged the gavel as President of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) for the first time on Monday with a vow to build on the “solid foundation” left by the outgoing head and his bureau to transform the world into “a better place for the people of today and tomorrow”. 
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