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UN Chief on World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought (17 June 2020)

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António Guterres (UN Secretary-General) on World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought (17 June 2020) The health of humanity depends on the health of the planet. Today, our planet is ailing. Land degradation affe...

Senegal: Safeguarding the Future of Migratory Birds

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Every year, millions of migratory birds flock to the Senegal River Delta in West Africa for wintering grounds. There, a joint conservation project is underway. Known by its French acronym as “RESSOURCE”, the UN Food a...

United States: Passive House Building Technology

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One of the biggest causes of climate change may surprise you: emissions from buildings. In the United States many believe that changing the way we construct buildings can help heal the planet, with a new technology ca...

UN chief on climate change and COVID-19 at the Petersberg Virtual Dialogue (Berlin, Germany)

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António Guterres (UN Secretary-General) at the Petersberg Virtual Dialogue (Berlin, Germany) The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the fragility of our societies and economies to global shocks, such as disease or clima...

UN chief on International Mother Earth Day (22 April)

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António Guterres (United Nations Secretary-General) on International Mother Earth Day (22 April 2020). On this International Mother Earth Day, all eyes are on the COVID-19 pandemic – the biggest test the world has fa...

State of the Global Climate Report 2019 (WMO) Press Conference

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🎬 Watch LIVE release of the WMO State of the Global Climate Report 2019 with United Nations Chief António Guterres and World Meteorological Organization Secretary General Petteri Taalas. -------------- UN chief Antón...

Guyana: Striving for Sustainable Wildlife

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Fish and wildlife are an integral part of the indigenous culture and diet in the Rupununi region of Guyana, a small country of South America that borders Brazil and Venezuela. In recent years, however, threats like in...

UN chief on Sustainable Development and Climate Change (Islamabad, Pakistan)

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"I’m launching an urgent global call for #ClimateAction in Pakistan, one of the world’s most climate vulnerable countries" said Secretary-General Guterres. "We need far more ambition. Major emitting countries must le...

Millie Bobby Brown: “Young people don’t want to be talked about. We want to do the talking”

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UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Millie Bobby Brown addressed the issue of online bullying. She said, “I am convinced that social media doesn’t have to be a place of fear, bullying and harassment. It can bring people togeth...

Floating Cities

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The idea of floating cities has been around for centuries. Now, a new collaborative entity called Oceanix is achieving this ancient vision with modern technology. In a rapidly urbanizing world, where six in ten people...

At Madrid Climate Conference, UN chief says solutions within reach

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Speaking at the Climate Conference in Madrid, UN Secretary-General António Guterres says the world can take the path of surrender, or path of hope. What full: Critical Juncture in Efforts to Limit Global Warming - UN...