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Summit delivers major step up in national ambition and private sector action on pathway to key 2020 climate deadline As recognition mounts that time is running out, youth leaders warn: ‘we will be watching’

Summit delivers major step up in national ambition and private sector action on pathway to key 2020 climate deadline As recognition mounts that time is running out, youth leaders warn: ‘we will be watching’

New York, 23 September—Major announcements by government and private sector leaders at the United Nations Climate Action Summit boosted climate action momentum, and demonstrated growing recognition that the pace of climate action must be rapidly accelerated. 77 countries committed to cut greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050, while 70 countries announced they will

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87 major companies lead the way towards a 1.5°C future at UN Climate Action Summit Companies announce plans to set more ambitious emissions reduction targets, challenging Governments to match their ambition

UNITED NATIONS, NEW YORK, 22 September, 2019 — 87 major companies — with a combined market capitalization of over US$2.3 trillion and annual direct emissions equivalent to 73 coal-fired power plants — are taking action to align their businesses with what scientists say is needed to limit the worst impacts of climate change. Responding to

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Secretary-General appoints Imran Riza of Pakistan as UN Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator in the Syrian Arab Republic

The UN Secretary-General has appointed Imran Riza of Pakistan as the UN Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator in Syria, with the host government’s approval. Mr. Imran Riza brings over 30 years of international experience across the UN System, mainly in field settings. For the past five years, he was in Lebanon as UNIFIL’s Deputy Head

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Youth leaders vow continued pressure on governments and business for urgent action to address climate emergency at UN Youth Climate Summit Following massive rallies around the world for climate action, young people highlight plans to mobilize and accelerate action

New York, 21 September—A day after thousands of young people marched and rallied for urgent climate action, young leaders brought their message to the United Nations for the Youth Climate Summit, the opening salvo of the three day long United Nations Climate Action Summit, which will culminate on Monday, 23 September. The Youth Climate Summit—the

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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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