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Impacts of COVID-19 disproportionately affect poor and vulnerable: UN chief

30. Juni 2020 - 22:45
Addressing poverty eradication on Tuesday in front of the General Assembly, UN chief António Guterres warned that the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are falling “disproportionately on the most vulnerable: people living in poverty, the working poor, women and children, persons with disabilities, and other marginalized groups”.
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Universal, inclusive education ‘non-negotiable’

23. Juni 2020 - 22:11
Inclusive education should be a “non-negotiable” right for all children, the head of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said in a new report launched on Tuesday.
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Extreme weather ‘record’ likely in Arctic Circle, says UN weather agency WMO

23. Juni 2020 - 16:57
Reports that temperatures in a Russian town in the Arctic Circle likely reached a record 38C (100.4F), last weekend, have been approved by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) pending final verification, it said on Tuesday.
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COVID-19 upends ‘entire generation’ of 600 million South Asian children

23. Juni 2020 - 12:09
Without urgent action, COVID-19 will continue to unravel decades of progress across South Asia, destroying the “hopes and futures of an entire generation”, warns a new report released on Tuesday by the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF.
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COVID-19 highlights ‘life and death’ stakes for greater digital cooperation

11. Juni 2020 - 19:12
Managing the digital divide better, has become “a matter of life and death” for people unable to access essential healthcare information during the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN chief has told a virtual high-level meeting on rapid technological change.
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Throughout COVID-19 recovery, 'plummeting’ clean energy costs can help climate action

10. Juni 2020 - 23:35
As COVID-19 hits the fossil fuel industry, a new UN report published on Wednesday shows that renewable energy is more cost-effective than ever – providing an opportunity to prioritize clean energy in national economic recovery packages and bring the world closer to meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement.  
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COVID-19: ‘Unparalleled economic shock’ threatens development hopes and gains

10. Juni 2020 - 18:57
As the diverse and severe impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to be felt across the world, an “unparalleled economic shock” is putting development gains at risk, the UN chief told a meeting of high-powered business leaders on Wednesday.
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Solidarity is the world’s ‘best line of defence’: UN General Assembly president

8. Juni 2020 - 23:39
Back in September, the world committed to a landmark political declaration on universal health coverage. Now, in the throes of the COVID-19 crisis, the President of the UN General Assembly has reiterated the importance of investing in health as “an investment in human capital, social and economic development and the empowerment of all people”.
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World Oceans Day: Don’t be colour blind, help blue oceans keep the planet green

8. Juni 2020 - 18:39
The COVID-19 pandemic is a “sharp reminder” of how we are all intimately connected to each other and to nature, the UN chief said on Monday, World Oceans Day.
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As consumption rises, here’s why sustainable fisheries management matters

8. Juni 2020 - 17:56
Global consumption of fish hit a record high in 2018 and is set to rise in the decade ahead, highlighting the need to ensure sustainable fisheries management, according to the latest report by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
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World Environment Day: COVID-19 crisis demands fundamental rethink

5. Juni 2020 - 20:32
The COVID-19 health crisis should be seen as a clarion call to “fundamentally rethink our relationship” with natural ecosystems and shrinking biodiversity, the UN cultural agency chief said on Friday, World Environment Day.
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May confirmed as warmest on record, CO2 levels hit new high despite COVID economic slowdown

5. Juni 2020 - 18:06
Last month was the warmest May on record and carbon dioxide levels also hit a new high despite the economic slowdown from COVID-19, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Friday, in an urgent appeal for Member States to renew their efforts to tackle climate threats.
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‘Global solidarity’ needed, to find affordable, accessible COVID-19 vaccine

4. Juni 2020 - 18:40
In the race to end the coronavirus pandemic, the UN chief reminded a virtual medical conference on Thursday that “a vaccine, by itself, is not enough”.  
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‘Stronger response’ key, to build a safer and more stable future: Guterres

3. Juni 2020 - 21:38
UN chief António Guterres is calling for greater unity and solidarity to defeat COVID-19 and build a better world in the wake of the global pandemic.
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Bicycles: Setting the wheels of change in motion during and after COVID-19 

3. Juni 2020 - 18:28
World Bicycle Day highlights the potential for transforming the way the world moves around, before and after the COVID-19 pandemic, helping create a healthier, more sustainable future, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday.
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‘Unprecedented’ financing needed to halt recession of ‘unparalleled proportions’: Mohammed

2. Juni 2020 - 22:21
As COVID-19 has halted economic activity and threatens social wellbeing across the globe, the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) held a wide-ranging policy discussion on Tuesday, exploring financing options to address the pandemic and mobilize the resources needed for a proactive recovery.
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Put human rights at the centre of coronavirus response urges Muhammad-Bande

2. Juni 2020 - 21:15
The nations of the world must put human rights at the heart of their ongoing response to COVID-19 and ensure that everyone can enjoy “justice and peace” wherever they may be, the President of the General Assembly said on Tuesday.
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