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Climate action: UN chief encouraged by Japan’s 2050 net zero pledge 

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed Japan’s announcement on Monday that it would reduce carbon emissions to zero, by 2050, as part of the global effort to slow the worldwide rise in temperatures, and prevent the most damaging effects of human-made climate change. 

2020-10-26T11:30:11-04:0026 Oct 2020|News|

One in six children living in extreme poverty, with figure set to rise during pandemic

An estimated one in six children – or 356 million globally – were living in extreme poverty before the COVID-19 pandemic began, and this is set to worsen significantly, according to a new World Bank Group and UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) analysis released on Tuesday. 

2020-10-20T08:15:06-04:0020 Oct 2020|News|

LIVE: World Food Day

Hunger is rising, due to factors including conflict, climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic, which is putting a strain on food systems that are already failing in many countries. In today’s LIVE blog, marking World Food Day, we will look at some of the many issues and possible solutions. Highlights •    UN chief video message •    What is sustainable agriculture? •    Food and the COVID-19 pandemic •    The business of food •    UN commits to transforming food systems

2020-10-16T07:02:56-04:0016 Oct 2020|News|
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