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Guterres outlines steps to strengthen UN’s development framework

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Stating that the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is the “boldest agenda for humanity” and requires equally bold changes in the United Nations development system, Secretary-General António Guterres on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 outlined steps to better place the organisation to deliver tangible results in the lives of the people it serves. “We need to change in order to secure the promise of sustainable ...

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Sri Lanka’s Wickramanayake replaces Jordan’s Alhendawi as Guterres’ youth envoy

Jayathma Wickramanayake  Sri Lanka’s Wickramanayake replaces Jordan’s Alhendawi as Guterres’ youth envoy Jayathma Wickramanayake

United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, has appointed Jayathma Wickramanayake of Sri Lanka as his next Envoy on Youth.  She will succeed Ahmad Alhendawi of Jordan to whom the Secretary-General says he is grateful for his dedicated service in addressing the needs and rights of young people, bringing the work of the United Nations closer to them. The success of the ...

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Ocean Conference: Guterres urges nations to eschew short-term gain to avoid catastrophe

António Guterres  Ocean Conference: Guterres urges nations to eschew short-term gain to avoid catastrophe Gutteres e1496268693302

Warning that the special relationship between people and the ocean that brings untold benefits for life is under threat as never before, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday, June 5, 2017 told the opening of the Ocean Conference that the problems of the ocean – all created by human activity – can all be reversed and prevented with decisive, ...

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Palmer to Guterres: Mainstreaming biodiversity contributes to achievement of sustainable development

cristiana pasca palmer  Palmer to Guterres: Mainstreaming biodiversity contributes to achievement of sustainable development cristiana pasca palmer

Achieving global biodiversity targets will be a strong contribution to realising the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, said Dr. Cristiana Paşca Palmer, newly appointed Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), to United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, in a meeting held on Friday, April 7, 2017. In her first meeting with the Secretary-General, Paşca Palmer, the former Romanian minister of Environment, Waters ...

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Guterres lays emphasis on gender parity

Antonio Guterres  Guterres lays emphasis on gender parity Guterres addresses the UN after the oath ceremony

UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, has asked men to be prepared to lose more positions to women so as to ensure gender parity. Guterres told women’s rights activists and civil society representatives at a town hall discussion at UN headquarters in New York that “the clear objective of our time is parity rooted in women’s empowerment”. He added: “Gender parity at ...

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IWD 2017: Women’s rights are human rights – Guterres

Antonio Guterres  IWD 2017: Women’s rights are human rights – Guterres Guterres addresses the UN after the oath ceremony

UN Secretary General, António Guterres, while celebrating the International Women’s Day (IWD), emphasises that empowering women and girls is the only way to protect their rights and make sure they can realise their full potential Women’s rights are human rights. But in these troubled times, as our world becomes more unpredictable and chaotic, the rights of women and girls are ...

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Africa: A continent of hope – Guterres

Antonio Guterres  Africa: A continent of hope – Guterres Guterres addresses the UN after the oath ceremony

António Guterres, the new Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN), fresh from the recently-held African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – his first major mission in office – expresses his belief in the continent, saying that the world has much to gain from African wisdom, ideas and solutions Far too often, the world views Africa through the prism of ...

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