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Multilateralism’s ‘proven record of service’ is focus of first-ever International Day  

24 Apr 2019|News|

The International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace “underscores the value of international cooperation for the common good”, according to United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres marking its first-ever observance on Wednesday. 

Monday’s Daily Brief: Earth Day, looking for a solution to Libya crisis, focus on indigenous issues, Security Council on Sri Lanka, a high-level visit to Bangladesh

22 Apr 2019|Goal 13: Climate Action, News|

Top news for Monday include: the celebration of International Mother [...]

‘Do everything in your power to tackle climate change’ UN chief urges on Mother Earth Day

22 Apr 2019|News|

Marking International Mother Earth Day, the UN on Monday debated how best to build “an equitable and sustainable future” for all, through enhanced education and climate action, on the road to a key international summit on the issue due to take place in September.

Traditional knowledge at ‘core’ of indigenous heritage, and ‘must be protected’, says UN Forum

22 Apr 2019|News|

Traditional knowledge is at the core of indigenous identity, culture and heritage around the world, the chair of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues said at the annual event’s opening day on Monday, stressing that it “must be protected”.

Turn toxic e-waste into a source of ‘decent work’, UN labour agency urges 

17 Apr 2019|News|

A “toxic flood of electric and electronic waste” that is growing by the day across the world, should be urgently converted into a source of decent work, that can also protect populations from its harmful effects, the United Nations labour agency said on Wednesday. 

‘Critical moment’ for sustainable development, UN chief tells major financing forum

15 Apr 2019|News|

“Uneven growth, rising debt levels, possible upticks in financial volatility, and heightened global trade tensions” are hampering progress on reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), UN chief António Guterres told the Forum on Financing for Development on Monday, during what he called “a critical moment” to “accelerate action for sustainable development”. 

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