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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...


Women Defend Peace in the Central African Republic

In the troubled Central African Republic, women organize to claim their rightful, prominent role in shaping the future of their families, communities and country. Lina Ekomo, a leader representing women nationally ...


UN chief hears from a mother working on the pandemic’s frontlines

“In life, things wouldn’t always go as you wanted to but you have to learn how to roll with the punches,” frontline worker Peaches Dinnoo tells United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres in their one-on-one con...


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...


Three years of Action for Peacekeeping (A4P)

28 March 2021 marks the third anniversary of Action for Peacekeeping, launched by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres in 2018. Action for Peacekeeping (A4P) is a global partnership to strengthen UN Peac...


SYRIA: Muzoon Almellehan, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador

Muzoon Almellehan fled the war in Syria at 14. Now a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF, the UN Children’s Fund, she dedicates herself to helping children of her motherland. “Of course, talking is important,” she says, “b...

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