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More than $1 billion pledged for post-earthquake recovery in Albania

20. Februar 2020 - 21:45
The international community has pledged $1.25 billion to help Albania recover from a devastating earthquake during a European Union-led donors’ conference in Brussels.  
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World Urban Forum ends with call for united action to ensure sustainable future for cities and towns

14. Februar 2020 - 23:03
The premier international gathering on the future of cities wrapped up on Thursday in Abu Dhabi with delegates urging action on all aspects of rapid urbanization, recognizing that an increasingly urbanized world is a ‘transformative force’ that can be harnessed and steered to boost sustainable development.
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Ai Wei Wei sculpture celebrates pedal power, as Urban Forum continues in Abu Dhabi

12. Februar 2020 - 13:25
“You can walk down to the sculpture,” said the guide, “or,” and he paused to pique interest, “you can use one of these new public bicycles and follow the bike lane.” He gestured enticingly at a row of brand new, green, semi-electric bicycles.
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World Urban Forum: cities must be ‘at the heart’ of sustainable development 

10. Februar 2020 - 1:04
The official opening of the 10th Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF) took place in Abu Dhabi on Sunday, with UN chief António Guterres telling delegates that cities and towns were crucial to deliver sustainable development across the globe during the next decade. 
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World Urban Forum looks to realize a ‘common vision’ for cities of the future

8. Februar 2020 - 21:42
The Tenth Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF10), the largest global gathering on the future of cities, opened on Saturday with thousands taking part in lively discussion, through different assemblies representing youth, women, grassroot communities, local and regional governments and business.  
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African Union Summit: Guterres hails ‘shared values, mutual respect and common interests’ of UN partnership

8. Februar 2020 - 18:49
The UN chief on Saturday called on the international community to recognize the need for African counter-terrorism operations to tackle the growing threat of extremist violence across the continent, backed by the UN Security Council, and “predictable funding, guaranteed by compulsory contributions”. 
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$675 million appeal to stop coronavirus in its tracks, as deaths rise

5. Februar 2020 - 19:17
The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) appealed on Wednesday for $675 million to boost international measures to counter the new coronavirus epidemic, as deaths from the outbreak neared 500.
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‘Spectre of poverty’ hangs over tribes and indigenous groups: UN labour agency

3. Februar 2020 - 20:59
Indigenous and tribal communities are around three times more likely to face extreme poverty than others with women “consistently at the bottom of all social and economic indicators”, UN labour experts said on Monday.
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The digital building blocks of better communities

31. Januar 2020 - 21:18
In cities and communities across the world, citizens of all ages and backgrounds are getting the chance to literally play an important role in redesigning their public spaces, thanks to an innovative collaboration between the UN, and the company behind the popular computer game Minecraft.
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How mobile money is rebuilding lives in Sudan

31. Januar 2020 - 6:20
When Mohammed Ahmed left Sudan in search of better life, he couldn’t have imagined that he would find financial security back home. But, some four years later, he now runs a thriving business, thanks to an innovative scheme involving the UN migration agency (IOM), based on the use of mobile money.
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New UN finance panel to push Global Goals forward

28. Januar 2020 - 20:40
The President of the UN General Assembly on Tuesday encouraged Member States to support a new panel that has been set up to help make the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) a reality, by 2030.  
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Healthcare’s a human right, not ‘a privilege for the rich’ UNAIDS argues at Davos

21. Januar 2020 - 19:16
The UN agency devoted to ending AIDS as a public health threat is calling on top politicians and governments across the world to ensure the right to quality healthcare is upheld, and not just a privilege to be enjoyed by the wealthy.
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Rising inequality affecting more than two-thirds of the globe, but it’s not inevitable: new UN report

21. Januar 2020 - 18:15
Inequality is growing for more than 70 per cent of the global population, exacerbating the risks of divisions and hampering economic and social development. But the rise is far from inevitable and can be tackled at a national and international level, says a flagship study released by the UN on Tuesday.
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Nearly half a billion people can’t find decent work; unemployment set to rise: new UN labour report

20. Januar 2020 - 22:14
Around half a billion people work fewer paid hours than they would like, or are not getting enough access to paid work, shows a study published by the International Labour Organization (ILO) on Monday, which also forecasts that unemployment will rise by about 2.5 million this year.
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East Africa locusts threaten food insecurity across subregion, alerts UN agriculture agency

20. Januar 2020 - 20:54
Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia are dealing with desert locust swarms of “unprecedented size and destructive potential” that could spill over into more countries in East Africa, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned on Monday.
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Climate crisis ‘affecting quality of life and fuelling discontent’

16. Januar 2020 - 18:06
The climate crisis, as well as persistently high inequalities, and rising levels of food insecurity and undernourishment, is affecting the quality of life in many societies and fuelling discontent, the UN warned on Thursday, on the publication of the 2020 World Economic Situation Report (WESP).
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UN committed to helping Haiti build better future, says Guterres, marking 10-year anniversary of devastating earthquake

12. Januar 2020 - 6:15
On 12 January 2010, a 7.0 magnitude quake struck the Haiti, devastating its capital, Port-au-Prince. About 220,00 people were reportedly killed, among them, 102 UN staff who lost their lives when the stabilization mission there, known as MINUSTAH, collapsed. Some 300,000 people were injured and 1.5 million become homeless during the 35-second-long tremor. 
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Inaction over climate emergency ‘not an option’ says UN Assembly chief

10. Januar 2020 - 22:13
Inaction when it comes to the fight back against damaging climate change is not an option, the President of the UN General Assembly told a major energy conference in Abu Dhabi on Friday.
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Protecting refugees in Europe: UNHCR calls for a ‘year of change’

9. Januar 2020 - 19:39
The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) is calling on the European Union (EU) to make 2020 “the year of change for robust refugee protection”. On Thursday, the agency issued a set of new recommendations, as Croatia and German preside over the EU Council during the next 12 months.
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FIRST PERSON: An artist’s ‘obsession’ with New Orleans tradition

9. Januar 2020 - 17:53
The International Labour Organization (ILO) marked its centenary in 2019 and as part of the commemoration has launched a photography project called “Dignity at Work: The American Experience”, to document the working life of people across the United States. UN News joined the ILO on a visit to the southern US state of Louisiana.
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