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Ten new migratory species protected under global wildlife agreement

22. Februar 2020 - 20:01
Asian elephants, jaguars and great Indian bustards were among 10 new species added to a global wildlife agreement on Saturday. 
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On World Social Justice Day, the UN labour agency  says ‘put people and planet first'

20. Februar 2020 - 23:48
Reduce inequality around the world, the United Nations labour agency urged on Thursday, World Social Justice Day.
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At Stockholm road safety summit, UN officials join global call to end ‘scourge’ of preventable deaths

19. Februar 2020 - 23:43
Road traffic accidents take some 1.35 million lives every year and cost most countries three per cent of their gross domestic product, the top UN health official said on Wednesday as the Third Global Ministerial Conference On Road Safety kicked off in Stockholm, Sweden.
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Amid global ‘learning crisis’, Parliaments can ensure adequate resources for education, says UN Assembly President

17. Februar 2020 - 20:08
Education is the “great equalizer” and Parliaments have a major role to play in scaling up action to ensure that adequate financial resources are allocated to education, girls’ education and technical and vocational training throughout in national budgetary processes, the President of the UN General Assembly said on Monday.
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Victim-centred laws ‘paramount’ to combat online sexual abuse against children

11. Februar 2020 - 17:04
Comprehensive national strategies are urgently needed to prevent child sexual abuse online and other Internet issues for children, independent UN human rights experts said on Tuesday, Safer Internet Day.
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With science ‘held back by a gender gap’, Guterres calls for more empowerment for women and girls

11. Februar 2020 - 2:30
Fewer than 30 per cent of the world’s scientific researchers are women: that’s just one of the statistics showing how many challenges remain for women and girls in the scientific field, as the world marks the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, on Tuesday.
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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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AU Summit: Guterres calls for ‘collective, comprehensive, coordinated’ response to challenges facing Africa

9. Februar 2020 - 18:39
The challenges facing African nations are “complex, multi-faceted and far-reaching" but a “collective, comprehensive and coordinated” response by the global community will build on the momentum that already exists to help the continent thrive, the UN chief told the African Union Summit on Sunday. 
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2020: the year for action, to ‘rise up’ and safeguard ocean life 

5. Februar 2020 - 22:07
With the ocean in deep crisis, members of civil society and philanthropic organisations are urging governments and corporations to take bold action to safeguard the ocean.  After a two-day preparatory meeting in New York ahead of June’s UN Ocean Conference in Portugal, activists handed over what they termed “A Blue Call to Action” to the UN Secretary-General António Guterres, on Wednesday.  
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Ocean Conference has potential to be a ‘global game-changer’

4. Februar 2020 - 19:46
The second global Ocean Conference taking place in Portugal in a few months’ time promises to be “a critical moment” for the health of life under water and on land, the President of the UN General Assembly said on Tuesday, as preparations got underway.
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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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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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FROM THE FIELD: Sourcing clean water in Ghana

28. Januar 2020 - 15:25
Communities in northern Ghana are benefiting from the rehabilitation of water sources which is expected to boost livelihoods and build resilience against climate change, thanks to a project supported by the UN Development Programme (UNDP). 
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The drive for quality education worldwide, faces ‘mammoth challenges’

24. Januar 2020 - 18:02
Aligning inclusive, quality education with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was centre-stage on Friday, as the President of the UN General Assembly held a high-level interactive meeting for the International Day of Education.       
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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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Global Goals top General Assembly President’s priority list

13. Januar 2020 - 23:33
The President of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly on Monday set out his 2020 priorities, which aim to make the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) a reality by the start of the next decade.
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Finding common ground in East Africa, a UN Resident Coordinator blog

1. Januar 2020 - 7:20
Together, Kenya and Uganda kick-start a Decade of Action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by partnering with the UN to address challenges that transcend country borders.  By Siddharth Chatterjee (Kenya RC) and Rosa Malango (Uganda RC)  
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FROM THE FIELD: Nepal’s magic mushrooms

30. Dezember 2019 - 6:55
The traditional cultivation of oyster mushrooms in Nepal, which has required burning large quantities of wood, has been replaced by the environmentally friendly use of solar power, thanks to a project supported by the UN Development Programme (UNDP). 
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Guterres's message for 2020: In world of turmoil, youth are its ‘greatest source’ of hope

30. Dezember 2019 - 1:03
As the world enters 2020 with “uncertainty and insecurity all around”, the United Nations chief maintained that the world’s young people are its "greatest source” of hope.
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