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When Hurricane Iota Nearly Destroyed Providencia Island in Colombia | UN Story

A tiny island in the Caribbean was decimated by Hurricane Iota in 2020. Although the loss of human life was minimal, the impact on the island’s precious ecosystems deeply changed the perspective of its inhabitants. Tw...


‘Aquaman’ Makes Waves With Youth At UN Ocean Forum

‘Aquaman’ star Jason Momoa issued a strong call to action with youth from around the world at a Forum held on the beach as part of the United Nations Ocean Conference in Portugal. The actor and activist, joined by Uni...


The World Needs Action on Climate

The world is watching as more than 120 national leaders gather in Glasgow, United Kingdom, to tackle the climate crisis. We need action, now. Will they deliver? Renown climate activists, top government officials an...


We are still heading for Climate Catastrophe – UN Chief | United Nations | #COP26 | Climate Action

New and updated commitments made ahead of the pivotal climate conference COP26 in the past months are a positive step forward, but the world remains on track for a dangerous global temperature rise of at least 2.7°C t...


Barbados: Sea-level Rise & Coastal Erosion -United Nations Chief sees Climate Impacts ahead of COP26

Secretary-General António Guterres saw first-hand the impacts of climate change in Barbados. Accompanied by Prime Minister Mia Mottley, the Secretary-General visited an area impacted by sea-level rise, costal erosion ...


Industry and a livable planet: Paris Climate Agreement | United Nations

Here’s our dilemma: we need industry to make the things we need, like cars, buses, tractors and computers. But we also need a clean, livable planet. Leading Indian environmentalist Sunita Narain says we can have both,...


UN chief: Unless We Change Course, there is a High Risk of Failure of COP26 | Climate Action

Media Stakeout by António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General, following the Informal Leaders Roundtable on Climate Action. UN Secretary-General António Guterres said, based on the present commitments by count...


Afghanistan, COVID-19 Vaccine, & Climate – UN chief Talks Candidly with United Nations News

“It’s time to ring the alarm bell”, the United Nations Secretary-General said as world leaders prepare to convene for their annual debate, this year held both virtually and at UN Headquarters in New York. Speaking to...


Indian environmentalist explains how we can build a resilient world: Paris Climate Agreement.

The world’s climate crisis means we are seeing more intense storms, rising sea levels, increased drought, and more human suffering. But leading Indian environmentalist Sunita Narain says we don’t have to accept this. ...


UN Chief at the Leaders Summit on Climate

Remarks by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres at the Leaders Summit on Climate (22-23 april 2021). The United States President Joe Biden is hosting leaders from around the world in discussions highligh...

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