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7 11, 2017

Day 2 at COP23: Indigenous peoples promote solutions as Paris Agreement momentum grows

2017-11-16T15:30:09+00:00 November 7th, 2017|Climate change, News|

Indigenous peoples took center stage at the COP on Tuesday when they made a strong call to be part of the solution to climate change.

6 11, 2017

UN climate conference aims for greater ambition as 2017 set to be among hottest years

2017-11-16T15:30:10+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Climate change, News|

“The need for urgency is obvious,” said COP23 President and Prime Minister of Fiji Frank Bainimarama, at the opening of the conference.

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.