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Joint Appeal by the UN Secretary-General and the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross on the Use of Explosive Weapons in Cities

The Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, and the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross, Peter Maurer, have issued a joint appeal on the use of explosive weapons in cities, calling for an end to the devastation and civilian suffering. Idlib and Tripoli are currently enduring untold suffering and destruction from

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The Government of Lebanon endorses Lebanon’s First National Action Plan on UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security

Beirut, Lebanon Thursday, 12 September 2019 (NCLW, United Nations) – The Government of Lebanon has today endorsed, the country’s first National Action Plan (NAP) on UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security, offering a comprehensive national framework for the  long term stability and security of Lebanon and a building block for the

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Scientists call for urgent, targeted action to avoid reversing the development gains of recent decades

New relationship between people and nature is needed as climate change and biodiversity loss threaten progress New York, 11 September—Achieving human well-being and eradicating poverty for all of the Earth’s people—expected to number eight and a half billion by 2030—is still possible, but only if there is a fundamental—and urgent—change in the relationship between people

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Young climate champion from Jordan awarded ‘Green Ticket’ to attend first ever UN Youth Climate Summit

Secretary-General urges young people worldwide to join online and in local communities NEW YORK, 20 August—The United Nations today announced that 100 outstanding young climate champions chosen from around the world will receive support to participate in the UN Youth Climate Summit on Saturday, September 21 at the UN Headquarters in New York. The “Green

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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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