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

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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Bank Audi and the UNDP Offer an Additional Fleet of Moto Ambulance Bikes to the Lebanese Civil Defense

Beirut, August 7, 2019 Bank Audi announced the delivery of an additional fleet of motorbikes in the context of the Moto Ambulance project pertaining to the Directorate General of the Lebanese Civil Defense, launched in collaboration with the UNDP’s Live Lebanon initiative, CHAMPS Fund, the Ministry of Interior and Municipalities, LBCI, and the National Road

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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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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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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