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USA, Germany & Nauru on Climate and Security – Security Council Stakeout (8 April 2021)

Co-chairs of the Group of Friends on Climate and Security Ambassador Christoph Heusgen, Permanent Representative of Germany, and Ambassador Margo Dieye, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Nauru, with Ambassad...

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Shaping the Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy – International Trade Union Confederation

In a recent interview, Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation says that ITUC advocates for the essential role of labour movements in shaping a just transition to a low-carbon e...

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“2021 is a make-or-break year for collective action against the climate emergency” – UN Chief

" (...) Much more needs to be done to address the specific risks the climate crisis poses to peace and security. I see four priority areas. First, we need a greater focus on prevention through strong, ambitious climat...

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Kiribati: Battling for Survival (Rising Sea Levels)

Kiribati risks becoming the first country to lose its land territory to climate change, as sea levels rise. Supported by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, Kiribati's people are working to protect their island...

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COVID-19: Wildlife and conservation

COVID-19 has had a deep impact on wildlife conservation around the world. For decades, ecotourism had helped protect endangered species but COVID-19 and the subsequent closure of ecotourism sites has had an indelible ...

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Cameroon: Habiba’s Challenge against Child Marriage

In Cameroon, one out of every three girls is married before the age of 18. Married at 14 against her will, Habiba, now 17 years old, is determined to help other girls stay in school and follow their dreams. (Video cou...

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‘Humanity is waging war on nature’ – UN Chief

Remarks by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations on the United Nations Summit on Biodiversity. "Humanity is waging war on nature.  We need to rebuild our relationship with it. More than 60 pe...

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Challenges facing the world: Secretary-General on the United Nations at 75

On the eve of the 75th United Nations General Assembly, Secretary-General António Guterres offers insights into the challenges facing the world and the solutions offered by multilateralism. At a time of unprecedented ...

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Climate Action for People and Planet

Delaying action on climate change will cost more lives and livelihoods. It is critical that all countries use the COVID-19 recovery to transition away from fossil fuels and toward a clean energy future. Delaying actio...

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Hymn to the United Nations

W.H. Auden’s “Hymn to the United Nations” is revived in this tribute produced for United Nations Day. The renown poet’s 1971 original reading is illustrated by images of today’s world, where his prescient vision, e...

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The 75th UN General Assembly – Live on YouTube #UNGA75

The 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly opens this September, marking three quarters of a century of the Organization’s existence. Against the backdrop of a global pandemic, climate crisis and risin...

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Guinea-Bissau: Fighting the new cocaine trade

Cocaine production hit all-time highs in 2019, leading narco-traffickers to seek new points of transit from South America to Europe. The UN Office on Drugs and Crime supports the international response to drug traffic...