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Despite COVID-19 connectivity boost, world’s poorest left far behind  

1. Dezember 2021 - 16:29
Some 2.9 billion people still have never used the internet, and 96 per cent live in developing countries, a new UN report has found. According to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the estimated number of people who have gone online this year actually went up, to 4.9 billion, partially because of a “COVID connectivity boost”.   
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Financing sustainable development needed more than ever, says UN deputy chief Mohammed 

29. November 2021 - 20:46
Securing the funding needed for sustainable development by involving as many actors from different sectors as possible, is more urgent than ever, amid a widening “trust deficit” between the haves and the have-nots, the UN Deputy Secretary-General said on Monday. 
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Interview: The most impactful actions at COP26 point to progress on climate change   

22. November 2021 - 12:20
Of the many agreements and initiatives announced at the 26th UN Climate Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, the UN Climate Communications Lead at the Department of Global Communications narrowed down the three that she deemed most impactful. 
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Safe sanitation for all benefits people and the planet: UN chief

19. November 2021 - 17:38
UN Secretary-General António Guterres has urged countries to keep their promise to leave no one behind and deliver health and sanitation to all. 
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In post-quake Haiti, rebuilding lives and welcoming new ones

14. November 2021 - 7:15
Three months after a devastating earthquake struck the south-west of Haiti, a hospital that was largely destroyed has continued to give mothers and their babies the care they need. 
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Climate action can deliver a sustainable future for all: UN deputy chief

13. November 2021 - 18:08
Climate action can be the driver for a green and equitable future for all, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed has said at the TED Countdown Summit, urging people everywhere to demand that leaders deliver on their promise to limit global warming. 
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Act now to stamp out child labour by 2025: FAO chief

2. November 2021 - 15:36
Effective action and strong leadership are essential to end child labour by 2025, the head of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Tuesday.
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World Heritage forests releasing more carbon than they absorb: UNESCO 

28. Oktober 2021 - 18:00
Forests in at least 10 World Heritage sites have become net sources of carbon, due to pressure from human activity and climate change, according to a new report released on Thursday, by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). 
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‘Vague’ net zero promises not enough: planet still on track for catastrophic heating, UN report warns

26. Oktober 2021 - 15:25
New and updated commitments made ahead of the pivotal climate conference COP26 in the past months are a positive step forward, but the world remains on track for a dangerous global temperature rise of at least 2.7°C this century even if fully met, a new report by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has warned.
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Middle East Green Initiative: ‘pathbreaking work’ to protect the planet

25. Oktober 2021 - 22:44
The Middle East Green Initiative launch in Saudi Arabia on Monday was hailed by the UN’s deputy chief as a valuable commitment and strategic vision, to transition regional economies away from unsustainable development, to a model “fit for the challenges of the 21st century”.
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Only ‘real equality’ can end vicious cycle of poverty

20. Oktober 2021 - 19:36
Although poverty and privilege “continue to reproduce themselves in vicious cycles”, it is possible to break the chain and shift the paradigm, an independent UN human rights expert told the General Assembly on Wednesday. 
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Business leaders join UN chief to step up action for sustainability 

19. Oktober 2021 - 17:49
Business leaders joined UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Tuesday, to step up delivery of critical investment, for a ‘sustainable, net zero, resilient and equitable world’. 
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UNESCO ‘eDNA’ initiative to ‘unlock' knowledge for biodiversity protection  

18. Oktober 2021 - 18:39
To understand the richness of biodiversity across World Heritage marine sites, the UN scientific organization launched on Monday a project to protect and preserve biodiversity, based on the study of environmental DNA - cellular material released from living things into their surroundings. 
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Food Heroes: Ethiopian avocado farmer’s ‘transformational’ crop

16. Oktober 2021 - 7:25
An Ethiopian farmer has been talking about how avocados have transformed the lives of not just his family but also of people living in his community.
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Rising poverty a ‘moral indictment of our times’: Guterres 

15. Oktober 2021 - 20:18
For the first time in two decades, extreme poverty is on the rise, the UN chief said in his message released on Friday, marking the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, on 17 October.   
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International Day honours rural women’s critical role in feeding the world

15. Oktober 2021 - 18:57
Although rural women and girls have an essential role in food systems, they still do not have equal power with men, therefore earn less, and experience higher levels of food insecurity, according to UN Women, the agency supporting countries to reach gender equality. 
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Portuguese beaches lead the way during UN, EU clean-up campaign 

15. Oktober 2021 - 18:55
In recent months, some 260 different clean-up operations have been undertaken across, aimed at protecting life under the sea, with the UN and European Union’s #EUBeachCleanUp campaign, managing to remove some 50 tons of trash from some of the EU’s finest shorelines.
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Food Hero: Cameroon’s shrimp entrepreneur

15. Oktober 2021 - 7:40
A Cameroonian woman who set up her own smoked shrimp business, has been recognized by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Agency (FAO) for her contribution towards unlocking the potential of selling shellfish locally and abroad.
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Biodiversity commitment builds hope for 'living in harmony with nature'

13. Oktober 2021 - 18:45
More than 100 countries on Wednesday committed to develop, adopt and implement an effective post-2020 global framework, that aims to put biodiversity on a path to recovery, by 2030 at the latest.  
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With clock ticking, sustainable transport key to Global Goals

12. Oktober 2021 - 19:14
From electric cars and buses to zero-carbon producing energy sources, new and emerging technologies along with innovative policy changes, are critical for combating climate change. But to be effective, they must ensure that transport strategies benefit everyone, including the poorest, according to a new UN multi-agency report launched on Tuesday.
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