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UN’s World Food Programme wins 2020 Nobel Peace Prize

David Beasley

The United Nations food agency, the World Food Programme (WFP), has won the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize for its efforts to combat hunger and improve conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas. David Beasley, Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP) The winner of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize was announced on Friday at 11 a.m. (0900 GMT) in Oslo ...

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Govts, businesses, investors ramp up ambition at UN climate Roundtable

António Guterres

The UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, has called for every government, business, civil and international organisation in the world to develop a transition plan to net-zero emissions, and boost ambition in finance and adaption as an equal priority to cutting emissions, and the only way to reach the 1.5C temperature goal. António Guterres. UN Secretary General Global leaders on Thursday, September ...

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UN, UK to host major global climate event on Paris Agreement anniversary

António Guterres

Plans to convene the world’s most ambitious climate leaders on December 12 – the 5th anniversary of the Paris Agreement – will be launched at the United Nations on Thursday, September 24, 2020, António Guterres. UN Secretary General The announcement – at the Climate Change Roundtable to be hosted by the UN Secretary-General on Thursday – comes during a watershed week for ...

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LDCs call on leaders at UNGA to boldly address climate crisis

Sonam P. Wangdi

“As the world grapples with a pandemic and the worsening climate crisis, international cooperation has never been more important,” says the Chair of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) Group during the 75th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 75).  Sonam P. Wangdi, Chair of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) Group As the United Nations convenes Heads of State and ...

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

António Guterres

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

António Guterres

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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Guterres unveils new climate change advisory group, charges youth on accountability

António Guterres

The United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, on Monday, July 27, 2020 announced the names of seven young climate leaders – between the ages of 18 and 28 years old – who will advise him regularly on accelerating global action and ambition to tackle the worsening climate crisis. UN chief António Guterres in Tuvalu. Photo credit: UN Photo/Mark Garten The announcement, ...

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UN urges accelerated efforts to achieve SDGs

António Guterres

If the world is to eradicate poverty, address climate change and build peaceful, inclusive societies for all by 2030, greater efforts are needed to accelerate progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to a United Nations report presented on Monday, July 17, 2017 by Secretary-General António Guterres. “Implementation has begun, but the clock is ticking,” stated Mr. Guterres. “This report shows ...

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EU, UN, legislators strategise ways to tackle drugs related crime

Glen Richard

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) appears to be a major beneficiary of a set of reforms identified by a team of legislators as well as officials of international agencies to address drugs related crime in Nigeria. At the close of a three-day session (Tuesday, July 11 to Thursday July 13, 2017) in Uyo, capital of Akwa Ibom State, ...

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Banks, UN seek to promote climate transparency in financial markets

Erik Solheim

Together with the UN Environment Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), 11 of the world’s leading banks announced on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 a commitment to develop analytical tools and indicators to strengthen their assessment and disclosure of climate-related risks and opportunities. Following the publication last month of the final recommendations by the Financial Stability Board’s (FSB) Task Force on Climate-Related Financial ...

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