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Global economies lose $2.97trn to water-related disasters – UN

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UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, says the global climate crisis is exacerbating and intensifying water-related disasters, jeopardising lives and livelihood of four billion people, resulting to over $2.97 trillion in economic losses. UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres Guterres told the Fifth UN Special Thematic Session on Water and Disasters on Friday, June 25, 2021 that climate-related disasters had doubled in the ...

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UN chief, Guterres, seeks second term

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The current UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, has laid out his case for a second, five-year term to Member States, saying that he is offering a “humble approach” to deal with today’s multiple challenges, as an honest broker and bridge builder, focused on solutions. UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres The former Portuguese Prime Minister who went on to run the UN ...

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Paris Agreement is humanity’s pact with descendants – Guterres

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UN Secretary-General António Guterres joined U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John F. Kerry at an event marking the United States’ re-entry into the Paris Agreement on Friday, February 19, 2021.  The Secretary-General made these remarks at the event: António Guterres. UN Secretary General Let me begin by thanking the UN Foundation and the United Nations Association of the United ...

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Guterres, Kerry mark U.S. re-entry into Paris Agreement

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UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, will join U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, John F. Kerry, at an event marking the United States’ re-entry into the Paris Agreement on Friday, February 19, 2021. Jubilation greeted the adoption of the Paris Agreement in December 2015 in Paris, France. Photo credit: unfccc.int The discussion with the Secretary-General and the Special Presidential Envoy will ...

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UN declares 2021 International Year of Fruits and Vegetables

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Fruits and vegetables are the cornerstone of a healthy and varied diet, says the United Nations as the world body declared 2021 the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables. António Guterres. UN Secretary General Secretary-General António Guterres, in his message on the launch of the International Year on Tuesday, December 15, 2020, said that fruits and vegetables provided the human ...

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Experts support Guterres’ call for effort to achieve $100bn climate finance goal

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Meeting the pledge by developed countries to mobilise at least $100 billion a year to support developing countries in mitigating and adapting to climate change, lagging even before the COVID-19 pandemic, requires urgent action, according to a new report by independent experts released on Friday, December 11, 2020 by the United Nations. UN chief António Guterres in Tuvalu. Photo credit: ...

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Guterres stresses need for greater speed to achieve carbon neutrality

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The UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, said on Monday, November 9, 2020 in his latest push for a cleaner, greener future, that the world is still falling far short of the goal of committing to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. António Guterres. UN Secretary General The UN chief made the statement in a video message for the opening of the Race ...

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UN Secretary-General appoints 15 scientists to prepare 2023 GSDR

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A group of 15 scientists has been appointed by the UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, to write the 2023 Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR). António Guterres. UN Secretary General The forthcoming report will inform the UN General Assembly’s next SDG Summit, in September 2023, when Heads of States and Government will consider four years of progress towards the 2030 Agenda. The ...

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Guterres to convene high-level roundtable on climate action to showcase solutions, progress

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As climate impacts worsen around the world, UN Secretary-General António Guterres is convening a roundtable of global climate leaders from government, business and finance, and civil society to showcase high-impact actions and ambition to confront the climate crisis. António Guterres. UN Secretary General The virtual roundtable, scheduled to hold on Thursday, September 24, 2020, will demonstrate leading examples of the ...

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Vaccine alone cannot defeat coronavirus, UN chief warns

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UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, has warned that vaccine alone cannot defeat the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. UN Secretary-General, António Guterres. Photo credit: UN /Mark Garten Guterres gave the warning at a news conference in New York on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 ahead the UN General Assembly (UNGA) High Level Week starting on Monday. “Many pin their hopes on a vaccine, but ...

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