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‘Turn the tide’ across a turbulent world, UN chief urges key development forum 

14. Juli 2020 - 19:56
“Concrete, bold and implementable solutions” are needed to turn the tide on the many challenges the world is facing, including the COVID-19 pandemic, Secretary-General António Guterres said on Tuesday, on the biggest day so far for the UN’s key international forum on sustainable development.  
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Cities and local government must focus on well-being of people in developing countries

13. Juli 2020 - 23:41
While the scale and severity of the COVID-19 pandemic is being felt in developing and developed countries alike, the President of the UN General Assembly maintained on Monday that the response must focus on “the two-thirds of the world’s population at risk of being left behind”. 
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UN report sends ‘sobering message’ of deeply entrenched hunger globally

13. Juli 2020 - 20:26
In much of the world, “hunger remains deeply entrenched and is rising”, the UN chief said on Monday, launching this year’s major UN food security update, highlighting that over the past five years, tens of millions of people have joined the ranks of the chronically undernourished.
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Global Acceleration Framework to speed up water and sanitation access for all

9. Juli 2020 - 20:52
A new mechanism launched on Thursday aims to speed up action so that people everywhere will have access to water and sanitation by the end of the decade, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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Identify and address ‘real needs’ to recover from COVID-19, UN rights expert urges

8. Juli 2020 - 20:08
There is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in “a serious setback” for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, an independent UN human rights expert said on Wednesday, urging a high-level meeting to “take a hard look” at implementation efforts to live up to the promise to leave no one behind.
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‘New dynamic’ needed to overcome negative impacts of COVID-19 worldwide 

7. Juli 2020 - 20:37
The dramatic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, have laid bare “weaknesses in our systems and societies”, a top official told the UN’s key international forum on sustainable development which began on Tuesday, warning that “a new dynamic” is needed to overcome the negative shocks. 
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A sustainable future for all depends on ‘resolve to act together in solidarity’

6. Juli 2020 - 20:11
The United Nations vision for a sustainable future for all “will depend on our policy choices today, and our resolve to act together in solidarity”, a senior UN official told delegates on Monday at a meeting to discuss post-pandemic recovery.
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‘Stay the course together to emerge stronger’ from COVID-19 crisis: UN chief’s message to major sustainability forum

5. Juli 2020 - 17:00
As a major United Nations forum prepares to assess progress towards a fairer future for people and the planet, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has warned that each of the Goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, is being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Business sector still far from reaching sustainability goals, UN report shows, 20 years on from landmark summit

4. Juli 2020 - 6:20
A new UN report on tbe private sector, released by UN Global Compact, shows that progress on bringing about a sustainable future for people and the planet is patchy, and the majority of companies involved in the Compact, are not doing enough to help bring about the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
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Helping youth enterprise take off, will bring sustainable returns, say UN economists

2. Juli 2020 - 18:48
Young entrepreneurs who want their work to have a positive impact on their communities, urgently need more help from governments if they’re to succeed and resist the COVID-19-fuelled economic downturn, UN economists said on Thursday.
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'Bold and creative’ solutions needed for a sustainable, post-pandemic economy

1. Juli 2020 - 17:58
Unless the world acts now, the COVID-19 pandemic and accompanying global recession, will trigger “years of depressed and disrupted economic growth”, the UN chief warned on Wednesday.   
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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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