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Pandemic impacton jobs,worse than expected: ILO Thejobs recoveryis stalledworldwideand disparities between advanced and developing economiesthreaten thewholeglobal economy,warned the International Labour Organization (ILO)onWednesday.
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Act swiftly and with determination on Afghanistan, UN chief urges Countriesmustunite andact urgently to secure stability in Afghanistan,and a better future for its people, UN Secretary-General Antnio Guterres said in a videomessageon Wednesdayto a regionalconferenceof the countrys neighbours,organized by Iran.
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In breach of diplomaticprotocol;dont choose extinctiondinosaur urges world leaders In a UN first, a ferocious and talkative dinosaurburstsinto the iconic General Assembly HallatUNHeadquarters in New York, with a specialwarning foranydiplomatswhostillthink climate actionis for the birds.
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Guterres calls again for detained leaders release after Sudan coup UN Secretary-General Antnio Guterreson Tuesdayrenewed hiscall for the immediate release of all those detained in the militarycoup in Sudan, as the Security Councilmeets behind closed doorsin New York to discuss the crisis.
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Women under fire in Belarus, activists tortured and exiled UN expert While women in Belarus overall are being denied rights and freedoms, female political activists are subjected to enforced disappearances, torture, ill-treatment and exile, an independent UN human rights expert told the General Assembly on Tuesday.
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Top economists call forradical redirectionfocusing onhealthcare The WorldHealthOrganization (WHO)bodyadvancing public health for all is asking forambitious investments inhealthcare spending,reframing it asa long-term investment and not a short-term cost.
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COP26: SDG or NDC? Our guide to the language you need to know If youve been following the UN for any period of time, you will quickly notice the plethora of acronyms, initialisations and jargon that abound across the Organization. There will be plenty more to confuse you at COP26 (a classic example in itself), so he
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General Assembly debate underscores need to deliver on climate action Bridging the financial and technical gaps that will limit global warming, is the focus of a high-level debate in the UN General Assembly in New York on Tuesday.
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UN Chief: We need to make lying wrong again,curb hate speech The UN Secretary-GeneralwarnedonTuesdaythat hatred takes root in the soil of ignorance of historical facts, science,and the human qualitieswhich bind all people together.
UN News Centre | Oct 26, 2021 3:33 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Vague net zero promises not enough: planet still on track for catastrophic heating, UN report warns 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 2.7C this century even if fully met, a new re
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