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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...

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...

Music that Heals: Tatiana’s Story

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One of the oldest and most atrocious weapons of war is rape, but now the courage of survivors is creating a new transformation marked by healing, justice and peace. Ten years ago, Tatiana Mukanire survived a horrifica...

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...

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...

Pope Francis at the Climate Action Summit 2019

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Pope Francis at the Opening of the Climate Action Summit 2019. Global emissions are reaching record levels and show no sign of peaking. The last four years were the four hottest on record, and winter temperatures in ...

Secretary-General urging Member States to bring “concrete plans” to #UNGA (Interview)

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In an interview with UN News, Secretary-General António Guterres addresses the priorities of the upcoming High-Level week at the General Assembly. Notably, he urges world leaders to focus their political actions on cl...

Saving our island – Youth from the Pacific (360 video)

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Climate change is having a dramatic impact on our world, and no region is more vulnerable than the fragile, beautiful Pacific islands. Often compared to paradise thanks to their pristine tropical environment, the smal...

Play it Out Concert to Beat Plastic Pollution

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On June 1st, the 73rd President of the UN General Assembly, together with the Governments of Antigua and Barbuda, and Norway, as well as UN Environment, UNOPS, the Krim Group, and Lonely Whale, hosted a concert in Ant...

This Week at the UN in 60 Seconds – 31 May 2019

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This week's top news: - funding post cyclone reconstruction in Mozambique - United Nations Secretary-General's address to the R20 on climate - World No Tobacco Day More at UN News: news.un.org/en/

Invisible Emissions – High tech cameras reveal methane leaks

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Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas, with a global warming potential over 80 times more powerful than carbon dioxide. The oil and gas sector is the largest industrial source of methane emissions, much of it in the fo...