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COP26 Postponed

The COP26 UN climate change conference set to take place in Glasgow in November has been postponed due to COVID-19. Dates for a rescheduled conference in 2021, hosted in Glasgow by the UK in partnership with Italy, will be set out in due course following further discussion with parties.

2020-04-01T17:03:00-04:0001 Apr 2020|Goal 13: Climate Action, News, Press material|

COVID-19: UN Chief launches plan to address the potentially devastating socio-economic impacts

The new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is attacking societies at their core, claiming lives and people’s livelihoods. In a new report, the United Nations Secretary-General calls on everyone to act together to address this impact and lessen the blow to people.

2020-03-31T13:47:09-04:0031 Mar 2020|COVID-19, Featured, Goal 3: Good Health, News, Press material|

“COP25 Must Change the Course of Climate Action and Ambition” – High-Level Segment Kicks Off

The High-Level Segment of the UN Climate Change Conference COP25 (to 13 December) kicked off today, with urgent reminders that the international community is running out of time to effectively tackle the climate crisis and must change course and step up ambition in order to prevent the worst climate impacts.

2019-12-10T10:15:16-05:0010 Dec 2019|Featured, Goal 13: Climate Action, News, Press material|

Internet Governance Forum: We must act now to tackle the threats of cyberspace

Global efforts need to be stepped up to address an increase in cross-border cyberattacks, hate speech and security breaches, according to the more than 6,000 delegates that took part in the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) that concluded today in Berlin.

In the face of increasing digital divides and cyberattacks, UN Chief calls for transforming the Internet as a powerful force for good

Calling for collective responsibility to face the challenges of nefarious use of digital technology, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres told  the fourteenth Internet Governance Forum in Berlin, Germany, that the growing frequency and severity of cyber-attacks are undermining trust and encouraging States to adopt offensive postures for the hostile use of cyberspace.