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Rescuing global goals, world’s ‘highest common priority’ – UN chief

17. Mai 2022 - 23:13
For a world in crisis, rescuing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) “must be our highest common priority,” the UN chief told Member States on Tuesday at a key development meeting in New York.
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‘We cannot rest’ until child labour is eliminated, ILO chief tells UN conference

16. Mai 2022 - 17:21
Countries taking part in the 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour this week in South Africa, are being urged to do more to end child labour by 2025.
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Assistive technology: a ‘life changer’ for those most in need

16. Mai 2022 - 15:31
Almost one billion people with disabilities and older persons are being denied access to assistive technology, according to a UN report published on Monday, calling on governments and industry to fund and prioritize access.
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Unity among nations, in push for greater space security at UN-led talks

13. Mai 2022 - 19:58
A new UN-led push to prevent an arms race in outer space has received wide-ranging support and participation from civil society and Member States – including all five permanent members of the Security Council - at talks in Geneva.
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‘Coalition of the willing’ to ensure healthy diets from sustainable food systems

13. Mai 2022 - 19:29
Ensuring everyone has access to a healthy diet is among the goals of a UN-backed initiative launched on Friday in line with efforts to transform food systems globally. 
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Sustainable Development Goals in peril due to overseas aid cuts: Guterres

13. Mai 2022 - 18:27
Recent deep cuts to overseas aid budgets by governments, will have “direct, negative impacts” on the ability of the world to reach the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the UN chief warned on Friday.
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UN focus on plant health, crucial for boosting food security worldwide

12. Mai 2022 - 19:06
On the very first International Day of Plant Health, marked on Thursday, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has called for more investment in innovation to boost food security, especially for the billions worldwide living close to the bread line.
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New UN campaign aims to bring more young voices to halls of power

11. Mai 2022 - 18:14
To support young people’s political participation and amplify their voices in public life, the UN launched a campaign on Wednesday in collaboration with the Youth Envoy.
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High-level UN conference debates precious commodity: Land

9. Mai 2022 - 19:50
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 capital.
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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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New plan to accelerate clean energy access for millions globally

4. Mai 2022 - 19:21
Amid the global energy crisis and worsening climate emergency, the United Nations and partners on Wednesday launched two new initiatives to accelerate action towards achieving clean, affordable energy for all, and the ambitious goal of net-zero carbon emissions. 
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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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General Assembly reviews global progress towards sustainable urbanization

28. April 2022 - 20:48
With six in 10 people expected to be living in cities by the end of the decade, the UN General Assembly met on Thursday to examine progress towards implementing a 2016 framework on sustainable urbanization. 
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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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Small solutions, big impacts: 5 community-based projects tackling climate change

28. April 2022 - 16:31
There are thousands of small-scale, community driven initiatives making a huge difference in people’s lives and contributing to efforts to curb global warming.
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Girls’ performance in maths ‘starting to add up to boys’, says UNESCO

27. April 2022 - 19:44
The UN published promising news in the global fight for gender equality and opportunity on Wednesday, showing that when it comes to mathematics, girls are now performing as strongly as boys in the classroom – although there are plenty of barriers holding them back.
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More than one disaster a day looming without action on risk reduction, UN warns

26. April 2022 - 22:40
Human activity and behaviour is contributing to an increasing number of disasters across the world, putting millions of lives in danger, together with a wide range of social and economic gains over recent decades, a new UN report published on Tuesday warns.
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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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Extractive projects cause irreparable harm to indigenous cultures, languages, lives, speakers tell Permanent Forum

25. April 2022 - 22:28
The explosive growth of extractive operations around the world often plays out on indigenous people’s lands without their consent, causing irreparable harm to their livelihoods, cultures, languages and lives, speakers told the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues on Monday, as it opened its 2022 session amid calls to respect their free, prior and informed consent on the existential decisions uprooting their communities.
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