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UN General Assembly: Here are the 5 big summits to watch for Its that time again, when the eyes of the world turn to New York, as world leaders fly into the city to take part in the General Debate that marks the opening of the latest session of the UN General Assembly, or UNGA.
UN News Centre | 11 hours, 59 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Guterres calls for maximum restraint following drone assault on key Saudi oil facility The UN Secretary-General appealed on Sunday for maximum restraint"following a wave of drone attacks claimed by Houthi rebels in Yemen, against ahuge Saudi Arabian State-ownedArmco petroleum processing facility, which threatens to disrupt global oil suppli
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UN chief urges active, substantive and meaningful participation on International Day of Democracy On the International Day of Democracy, the United Nations chief urged each Government to respect its citizens right to meaningful participation in the political process.
UN News Centre | Sep 14, 2019 11:59 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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In The Bahamas, Guterres sees impact of Category Hell hurricane, powered by climate change The UN chief saw for himself the deadly power of Hurricane Dorian on the shattered islands of Abaco and Grand Bahamaon Saturday, describing it as more like a Category Hell disaster, than the official Category 5 designation used by meteorologists.
UN News Centre | Sep 14, 2019 11:16 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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In visit to hurricane-ravaged Bahamas, UN chief calls for greater action to address climate change World leaders attending the upcoming UN Climate Action Summit are being urged to show up armed not with speeches but with plans to achieve carbon neutrality, reduce emissions and improve adaptation.
UN News Centre | Sep 13, 2019 11:40 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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UNESCO food and culture forum dishes up fresh serving of SDGs Strengthening cultural heritage and culture-related food practices boosts social inclusion, economic development and well-being, the UNs deputy culture chief told participants at the UNESCO agencys World Forum on the matter, on Friday.
UN News Centre | Sep 13, 2019 9:20 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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UN General Assembly celebrates 20 years of promoting a culture of peace Just as the greatest global challenges cannot be solved by a single country, peace cannot be pursued in isolation, outgoing UN General Assembly President Mara Fernanda Espinosa said on Friday.
UN News Centre | Sep 13, 2019 8:32 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Fridays Daily Brief: 12 million may miss school, Bangladesh and Mali updates, Kenyas malaria vaccine, land degradation pact A recap of Fridays top stories: 12 million children may never go to school; Monsoon rains crush Rohingya shelters; 3.9 million Malians in need of humanitarian aid; Kenya launches malaria vaccine; and agreement made to neutralize land degradation.
UN News Centre | Sep 13, 2019 8:21 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Delhi Declaration: Countries agree to make land degradation neutrality by 2030, a national target for action A major UN conference on fighting desertification agreed on Friday to make the Sustainable Development Goal target of achieving land degradation neutrality (LDN), a national target for action.
UN News Centre | Sep 13, 2019 7:43 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Around 12 million children may never see a classroom, UN data reveals New data published by the United Nations cultural agency on Friday, reveals that without taking urgent measures, around 12 million young children will never set foot inside a school, with girls facing the greatest barriers.
UN News Centre | Sep 13, 2019 3:59 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend