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UN, Association of World of Art and Heritage inaugurated Art Exhibition on the Sustainable Development Goals

UN, Association of World of Art and Heritage inaugurated Art Exhibition on the Sustainable Development Goals

Beirut, 17 July 2019 (United Nations Information Centre) – Under the patronage of H.E. Minister of Culture Mohamed Daoud, and in collaboration with the United Nations Information Centre in Beirut (UNIC Beirut) and the Municipality of Baakline, the Association of World of Art and Heritage has launched an art exhibition entitled “The Sustainable Development Goals

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Climate change threatens progress across sustainable development, warns new UN report

Four years into the Sustainable Development Goals,progress has been made in some areas, but monumental challenges remainNew York, 9 July 2019 – The impacts of climate change and increasing inequality across and within countries are undermining progress on the sustainable development agenda, threatening to reverse many of the gains made over the last decades that

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UN Opens Applications for Youth Climate Summit in New York, Announces “Green Tickets” to Recognize Young People Driving Climate Action

New York, 1 July — Starting today, young people from around the world are formally invited to apply to participate in the United Nations Youth Climate Summit to take place at UN Headquarters in New York on 21 September. To recognize the vital role of young people in driving climate action, the UN today announced that

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Syria: Humanitarian leaders, standing with civilians under fire in Idlib, send a message that ‘The World Is Watching’

New York/Geneva 27 June 2019 – Eleven chiefs of global humanitarian organizations today spearhead the launch of a worldwide campaign in solidarity with civilians under fire in north- western Syria. Three million civilians, among them one million children, are in imminent and mortal danger from the escalating violence in Idlib governorate and surrounding areas. In

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The Wildfire of Hate Speech

Around the world, hate is on the march.  A menacing wave of intolerance and hate-based violence is targeting worshippers of many faiths across the globe.  Sadly – and disturbingly – such vicious incidents are becoming all too familiar.  In recent months, we have seen Jews murdered in synagogues, their gravestones defaced with swastikas; Muslims gunned

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Launch of “Karama-Beirut Human Rights Film Festival” – 4th Edition In cooperation with the UN and Embassies of Switzerland and Czech Republic

Beirut, 24 June 2019 (United Nations Information Centre in Beirut) – The Lebanese NGO “Art Factory 961” launched today the fourth edition of “Karama Beirut Human Rights Film Festival” under the theme “Talk to Her,” at a press conference held at Metropolis, Empire Sofil. The festival, held in cooperation with the United Nations Information Centre

Placement of UN Secretary General’s OP-ED on the launch of the Report of the High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation

New technologies offer monumental opportunities to turbocharge the work of the United Nations for peace, sustainable development and human rights.  Scientific progress is helping to cure deadly diseases, feed growing populations, drive economic growth and connect businesses, communities, families and friends across the world like never before.  Rapidly developing fields such as artificial intelligence, blockchain

TACKLING CLIMATE CHANGE, ONE BITE AT A TIME, UN ENLISTS CHEFS TO LEAD IN CAMPAIGN FOR SUSTAINABLE FOOD

New York, 19 June — Chefs fromaround the world will help the United Nations kick-off a new campaign launched yesterday – Sustainable Gastronomy Day – that aims to engage people in the global effort to tackle climate change through healthy and sustainable food choices.   Leading chefs will spearhead the challenge and provide inspiration by presenting their

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