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Dangerous Surge in Deadly Violence in the Palestine, Gaza, and in Israel – UN Chief

Remarks by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, at the General Assembly 67th plenary meeting on Middle East, Palestine. "The past ten days have witnessed a dangerous and horrific surge in deadly...


Measure the value of nature – before it’s too late: UN Chief Economist

In a recent interview, UN Chief Economist Elliott Harris spoke about a ground-breaking change to national accounting that, for the first time, includes valuing nature in addition to more conventional economic measures...


Syrian-Turkish border: Volkan Bozkir (UN-PGA) visits vital UN cross-border humanitarian operations

"The brutal conflict in Syria has been going on for a decade. It has killed half a million people, forced a majority to flee their homes, and pushed 80 per cent of Syrians into poverty. Right now, in northwest Syria a...


Climate Calls For A Unity of Purpose – We are in a Climate Emergency

Patricia Espinosa is the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the foundational 1994 international agreement on climate action most recently elaborated in the 2015 ...


Loving Nature As We Love Ourselves – Indian Climate Activist & Youth Advisor

Climate activist and youth advisor to the UN Secretary-General Archana Soreng belongs to an indigenous community in India. She takes inspiration from her grandfather, a pioneer of community-led forest protection, and ...


A Pandemic Treaty to Make the World Safer

The World Health Organization (WHO) chief hailed support for an international pandemic treaty to shield the world from future health crises. Twenty-five heads of government and international agencies have endorsed th...


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...


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...


“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...


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 action...

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