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12 10, 2017

Humanoid robot joins UN meeting on artificial intelligence, sustainable development

2017-11-16T15:31:36+00:00 October 12th, 2017|Infrastructure, News|

Artificial intelligence has the potential to accelerate progress on global development goals, but also poses a range of complex challenges.

9 10, 2017

Rural areas have potential to feed and employ ‘younger, more crowded planet’ – UN report

2017-11-16T15:31:38+00:00 October 9th, 2017|Hunger and food security, News|

"Fulfilling the 2030 Agenda depends crucially on progress in rural areas, which is where most of the poor and hungry live,” said FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva, in his foreword to the report.

9 10, 2017

UN chief lauds Dominica’s vision to become first climate-resilient nation after recent devastation

2017-11-16T15:31:40+00:00 October 9th, 2017|Climate change, Disaster risk reduction, News, Secretary-General|

The category-5 storm made landfall on 18 September, thrashing the country with extreme winds and rain. It left people without electricity and water, destroyed homes and health clinics and isolated communities on the mountainous island.

9 10, 2017

In hurricane-stricken Barbuda, UN chief urges global solidarity, accelerated climate action

2017-11-16T15:31:42+00:00 October 9th, 2017|Climate change, Disaster risk reduction, News, Secretary-General|

“I have just witnessed a level of devastation that I have never seen in my life,” Mr. Guterres told a press conference following a visit to storm-battered Barbuda.

9 10, 2017

Secretary-General’s remarks at press conference in Dominica

2017-11-16T15:31:43+00:00 October 9th, 2017|Climate change, Disaster risk reduction, News, Secretary-General|

"There must be new financial instruments, bonds of different natures, linked mainly to the buildup of resilience," he said.

9 10, 2017

Secretary-General’s remarks at press conference in Antigua-and-Barbuda

2017-10-09T19:09:14+00:00 October 9th, 2017|Climate change, Disaster risk reduction, News, Secretary-General|

"We have now hurricanes and storms with a much higher frequency and a much higher intensity," he said.

7 10, 2017

FAO: Join global treaty to root out the scourge of illegal fishing

2017-11-16T15:31:44+00:00 October 7th, 2017|News, Oceans|

Calling for strengthening the fight against illegal fishing, the United Nations food security agency has urged all countries to join a landmark global treaty that aims to rid the world of the multibillion-dollar scourge.

5 10, 2017

UN chief urges world to implement Paris Agreement ‘with greater ambition’

2017-11-16T15:31:46+00:00 October 5th, 2017|Climate change, Disaster risk reduction, News, Secretary-General|

Ahead of a trip to the storm-ravaged Caribbean, the UN Secretary-General urged all countries to implement the landmark climate accord.

4 10, 2017

Secretary-General’s remarks on recent Caribbean hurricanes

2017-11-16T15:31:47+00:00 October 4th, 2017|Climate change, Disaster risk reduction, News, Secretary-General|

"The United Nations will continue to help countries in the Caribbean to strengthen disaster preparedness, working closely with the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency," he said.