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From the Field: Eating our way to a healthier planet

Global Warming - Sat, 10/16/2021 - 04:10
The UN Food Systems Summit demonstrated the huge imbalances in the way we grow, produce, and consume food. But, as the UN Development Programme (UNDP) shows, we can farm and eat in a sustainable way that is good for us, and the planet.

Afghanistan: Reuniting families on the run should be priority, urges UNHCR

Mirants UN - Fri, 10/15/2021 - 17:23
The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, on Friday urged countries to step up reunification for Afghans whose families remain in the country or who are displaced across the region, as the humanitarian crisis in their homeland worsens. 

Portuguese beaches lead the way during UN, EU clean-up campaign 

Global Warming - Fri, 10/15/2021 - 16:55
In recent months, some 260 different clean-up operations have been undertaken across, aimed at protecting life under the sea, with the UN and European Union’s #EUBeachCleanUp campaign, managing to remove some 50 tons of trash from some of the EU’s finest shorelines.

The right to a clean and healthy environment: 6 things you need to know

Global Warming - Fri, 10/15/2021 - 14:05
On 8 October, loud and unusual applause reverberated around the chamber of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. A battle fought for decades by environmental activists and rights’ defenders, had finally borne fruit.

From the Field: Lao farmers serve up fish with rice

Global Warming - Fri, 10/15/2021 - 04:15
Farmers in Laos are rediscovering ancient practices by cultivating rice and fish in the same field after more modern farming methods are failing to provide them with a liveable income.

UN chief urges lifesaving transformation of food systems

Global Warming - Fri, 10/15/2021 - 00:45
World Food Day is not only a reminder of the importance of what we eat to everyone on the planet, but also “a call to action to achieve food security around the world”, the UN chief said in his message marking the day on Friday.

Sustainable transport key to green energy shift: UN Secretary-General

Global Warming - Thu, 10/14/2021 - 16:38
With global transport at a crossroads, government leaders, industry experts, and civil society groups are meeting in Beijing, China, for a UN conference to chart the way forward to a more sustainable future for the sector, and greater climate action overall. 

Biodiversity commitment builds hope for 'living in harmony with nature'

Global Warming - Wed, 10/13/2021 - 16:45
More than 100 countries on Wednesday committed to develop, adopt and implement an effective post-2020 global framework, that aims to put biodiversity on a path to recovery, by 2030 at the latest.  

When disaster strikes, developing countries still too vulnerable 

Global Warming - Wed, 10/13/2021 - 15:12
Many developing nations remain unprotected against disaster, even though it is accepted that building community resilience has many benefits, beyond saving lives and livelihoods. 

Can we make transport safe and sustainable? An interview with motorsport chief, Jean Todt

Global Warming - Wed, 10/13/2021 - 04:45
Many developed countries have announced plans to ensure that fossil-fuel powered cars will be taken off the roads in the coming decades, but Jean Todt, the UN Special Envoy for Road Safety, stresses that, in developing countries, much more immediate concerns, such as access to public transport and reducing accidents, need to be addressed as a priority.

Finance Ministers hold key to COP26 success: UN Secretary-General

Global Warming - Tue, 10/12/2021 - 20:52
The COP26 climate change conference must be “a turning point” if countries are to limit global temperature rise in line with the Paris Agreement, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Tuesday. 

Hong Kong: Arrests under Security Law, a serious concern

Law UN - Tue, 10/12/2021 - 19:46
The arrest of Hong Kong pro-democracy activist and woman human rights defender Chow Hang-Tung, on charges of “incitement to subversion” and being a foreign agent, is a source of “deep concern” four UN independent human rights experts said on Tuesday.

With clock ticking, sustainable transport key to Global Goals

Global Warming - Tue, 10/12/2021 - 17:14
From electric cars and buses to zero-carbon producing energy sources, new and emerging technologies along with innovative policy changes, are critical for combating climate change. But to be effective, they must ensure that transport strategies benefit everyone, including the poorest, according to a new UN multi-agency report launched on Tuesday.

Alert over spike in security operations against Libya migrants  

Mirants UN - Tue, 10/12/2021 - 15:48
Migrants and asylum seekers in Libya have been facing increasingly heavy-handed treatment from targeted security operations, that have resulted in at least one death and a steep increase in detentions. 

WHO: Global health community prescribes climate action for COVID recovery

Global Warming - Mon, 10/11/2021 - 16:39
Ambitious national climate commitments are crucial for States to sustain a healthy, green recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new UN health agency report launched on Monday in the lead-up to the COP26 climate change conference in Glasgow, Scotland.

UN chief calls for bold action to end 'suicidal war with nature'

Global Warming - Mon, 10/11/2021 - 16:06
With more than a million species at risk of extinction, countries must work now to achieve a sustainable future for people and the planet, Secretary-General António Guterres told leaders attending the UN Biodiversity Conference, which opened on Monday from Kunming, China.

Libya: UN lauds mercenary withdrawal plan on ‘path towards peace and democracy’

Law UN - Fri, 10/08/2021 - 20:39
The United Nations on Friday welcomed the signing of a long-awaited Action Plan to withdraw mercenaries, foreign fighters and foreign forces from Libya, after years of fighting between warring factions across the oil-rich nation.

Journalists who ‘speak truth to power’ recognized with Nobel Peace Prize

Law UN - Fri, 10/08/2021 - 16:41
Two campaigning journalists were awarded the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, which UN Secretary-General António Guterres said was recognition that a free press is “essential for peace, justice, sustainable development and human rights – and the cornerstone for building fair and impartial institutions”. 

Access to a healthy environment, declared a human right by UN rights council

Global Warming - Fri, 10/08/2021 - 15:35
The Human Rights Council recognised this Friday, for the first time, that having a clean, healthy and sustainable environment is a human right. 

Pink flamingos return to Kazakhstan’s capital in time for World Migratory Bird Day

Global Warming - Fri, 10/08/2021 - 15:17
Following five years of absence, pink flamingos have been flocking back to Kazakhstan’s capital, Nur-Sultan, much to the delight of residents who have flooded social media with photos of their return.
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