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In Bahrain, Global Forum for Entrepreneurs and Investment examines empowerment of women, youth through innovation

12. November 2019 - 22:46
Spotlighting the role of targeted investment and innovation towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with special focus on ‘Harnessing the Potential of the Fourth Industrial Revolution in the Digital Economy,’ the World Entrepreneurs Investment Forum kicked off on Tuesday in the Bahraini capital, Manama.
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New UN forestry project bids to help countries meet climate change commitments

11. November 2019 - 17:00
More than two dozen countries across Asia, Africa and Latin America are set to benefit from a UN project to help tackle climate change through better forestry management.
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UN Member States overwhelmingly support end of US embargo against Cuba

7. November 2019 - 20:38
For the 28th consecutive year, the UN General Assembly has adopted a resolution calling for an end to the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States against Cuba.
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US-China trade war is a ‘lose-lose’ situation for them and the world, warn UN economists

5. November 2019 - 19:02
The trade tariff spat between China and the United States has been a “lose-lose” situation for both countries and the wider world and it is likely to deteriorate unless a deal is reached, UN economists said on Tuesday.
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From ‘strength to strength’ UN-African Union security partnership growing, Security Council hears

30. Oktober 2019 - 22:22
The Security Council highlighted the growing partnership on matters of peace and security between the United Nations and African Union (AU) on Wednesday amidst calls to bolster overall effectiveness.
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UN calls for shipping ‘propulsion revolution’ to avoid ‘environmental disaster’

30. Oktober 2019 - 19:07
If emissions from the maritime industry are not cut, we are headed for “an environmental disaster”, Isabelle Durant, the deputy head of the UN trade body, UNCTAD, told the Global Maritime Forum summit on Wednesday.
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Monday’s Daily Brief: Israeli-Palestinian conflict, gender gap in Latin America, Syria talks in Geneva, human rights in Egypt, the future of digital telecommunications

28. Oktober 2019 - 21:59
A recap of Monday’s top stories: ‘Multi-generational tragedy’ in Israel and Palestine demands viable two-State solution; gender gap persists in Latin America’s workforce; Syria envoy urges prisoner release ahead of talks in Geneva; Egypt urged to end repression of protesters and rights defenders; future of digital communications discussed at  world conference. 
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‘Unique opportunity’ to resolve border dispute between Sudan, South Sudan

24. Oktober 2019 - 19:22
Sudan and neighbouring South Sudan “have never been closer” to reaching a sustainable peace with each other, and their own internal armed opposition groups, the head of UN peacekeeping told the Security Council on Thursday.
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Monday’s Daily Brief: Online hate, gender equality in Africa, Chile protests, African migrants in Europe, Security Council in South Sudan

21. Oktober 2019 - 22:58
A recap of Monday’s main stories: companies ‘failing’ to address offline harm incited by online hate; gender equality ‘precursor’ to sustaining peace; UN rights chief urges ‘immediate dialogue’ to resolve Chile crisis; African migrants would make perilous Europe journey again; Security Council visits South Sudan. 
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Global economy: ‘we must do everything possible’ to avoid global ‘fracture’ caused by US-China tensions, urges Guterres

20. Oktober 2019 - 0:51
Tensions around global trade and technology continue to rise and the international community needs to “do everything possible” to prevent the world being split into two competing spheres, led by the United States and China. 
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Stop the waste: UN food agencies call for action to reduce global hunger

14. Oktober 2019 - 18:20
With one-third of food produced for human consumption lost or wasted, and millions still going hungry, the UN’s food-related agencies are shining a spotlight on the issue: on Monday, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) published its annual State of Food and Agriculture report with findings that could lead to a reduction in food loss and waste, and, earlier in October, the World Food Programme (WFP) launched its awareness-raising #StopTheWaste campaign.
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UN chief condemns deadly Burkina Faso mosque attack

13. Oktober 2019 - 17:34
UN chief António Guterres has strongly condemned Friday’s attack on a mosque in northern Burkina Faso, in a statement released on Saturday.
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Reducing disaster risk, a good investment, and ‘the right thing to do’, says Guterres

13. Oktober 2019 - 13:00
There is a strong economic case for climate resilience and reducing the risk of disasters, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said in a message to mark the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, which falls on Monday.
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After this year’s Climate Action Summit, what happens next?

12. Oktober 2019 - 17:43
People across the world need to embrace “fundamental change” in order to combat climate change and meet the target of restricting the increase in global temperatures to 1.5 degrees Celsius, Claudio Forner, from UN Climate Change in Bonn, told UN News in an interview that took place following the Climate Action Summit.
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City mayors ‘world’s first responders to climate emergency’, UN chief tells Summit

11. Oktober 2019 - 18:33
City bosses are “the world’s first responders to the climate emergency” UN chief António Guterres declared on Friday, at an international mayors’ summit in Copenhagen.
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One billion people have preventable eye conditions, increasingly linked to lifestyle choices: UN health agency

8. Oktober 2019 - 17:03
A staggering 2.2 billion people already suffer from eye conditions and visual impairment today, but the global need for eye care is set to increase “dramatically”, with lack of exercise a key factor, the UN health agency said on Tuesday, unveiling its first ever report on vision across the world.
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Turning waste into wealth: World Habitat Day focus on cleaning up cities

7. Oktober 2019 - 18:23
Waste can have a devastating effect on public health, the environment, and the climate, but cutting-edge innovation and technology can provide improved, cheaper solutions to the challenge, and help cities and communities to see waste as a business opportunity. This was the message marking World Habitat Day, on Monday, with a focus on waste management.
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UN commits to help Pacific island agriculture adapt and survive climate crisis

4. Oktober 2019 - 17:08
The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) pledged on Friday to work hand in hand with the people of the Pacific to improve nutrition, and mitigate the worst effects of climate change, which pose an existential threat to many island nations across the region. 
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Can we feed the world and ensure no one goes hungry?

3. Oktober 2019 - 22:48
Enough food is produced today to feed everyone on the planet, but hunger is on the rise in some parts of the world, and some 821 million people are considered to be “chronically undernourished”. What steps are being taken to ensure that everyone, worldwide, receives sufficient food?
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Despite grappling with Rohingya crisis, Bangladesh is ‘development miracle’

28. September 2019 - 1:54
Despite global turbulence and economic uncertainty, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh told the General Assembly on Friday evening that her country has often been cited as a “development miracle”.
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