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UN World Food Programme sounds alarm amid Madagascar hunger crisis

David Beasley

The head of the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP), on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 warned of the starvation in Madagascar as he exhorted the international community to come to the island’s aid. David Beasley, Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP) Executive director, David Beasley, said in a statement while visiting the region that thousands of people were on ...

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Buhari congratulates UN Sec. Gen., Guterres, Deputy, Amina Mohammed on second tenure

Guterres Mohammed

President Muhammadu Buhari felicitated Secretary General of the United Nations, António Guterres on his re-appointment for a second-term in office, and extension of Deputy Secretary General, Amina Mohammed’s tenure for another five years. UN Secretary General, António Guterres, with his Deputy, Amina Mohammed The president’s congratulatory message is contained in a statement by Malam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant ...

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UN to collaborate with Nigeria to address insecurity

Nigeria Mission in Geneva

Director-General of the United Nations Office in Geneva, Ms. Tatiana Valovaya, has disclosed the UN’s plans to collaborate with Nigeria to address the security challenges besetting Nigeria. Valovaya made disclosure when Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office in Geneva and other International Organisations, Ambassador Abiodun Richards Adejola, presented his Letter of Credence to her on Thursday, June 17, ...

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3.2bn people under threat of desertification, drought, says UN chief

Antonio Guterres

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has warned that a combination of land degradation from climate change and the expansion of agriculture, cities and infrastructures, are undermining the well-being of 3.2 billion people across the globe. UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres Guterres said this in his message on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 to mark World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, globally ...

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G7 Summit: COVID-19 vaccines should be considered ‘global public goods’ – Guterres

Antonio Guterres

UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, said on Friday, June 11, 2021 that lifesaving Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines should be considered “global public goods” and a way of defecting the pandemic. UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres Guterres told journalists at the G7 Summit of leading industrialised nations taking place in Cornwall, United Kingdom via videolink. The UN chief said there was no other ...

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UN launches Decade on Ecosystem Restoration to counter ‘triple environmental emergency’

António Guterres

Heads of Government, religious leaders, activists and artists joined the United Nations on Friday, June 4, 2021 in a rallying cry to heal the planet, launching the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. UN chief António Guterres in Tuvalu. Photo credit: UN Photo/Mark Garten It calls for stepping up efforts to prevent, halt and reverse degradation of areas such as grasslands, forests, ...

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UN chief calls for global partnership to end COVID-19, climate change

Antonio Guterres

UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, has called for a global partnership to end COVID-19 pandemic and address climate change, so as to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres In a video message to the opening of the 2021 P4G summit in Seoul, Republic of Korea, Guterres said that the world needed a global partnership to beat ...

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Africa Day: Continent essential for sustainable development, poverty reduction – Guterres

Antonio Guterres

UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, says Africa is essential for sustainable development, poverty and building peace globally. UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres Guterres said this on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 while marking the Africa Day, observed to commemorate the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity. He said: “Africa’s rich, diverse cultural and natural heritage is important for sustainable development, poverty ...

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UN chief, Guterres, seeks second term

Antonio Guterres

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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Countries can now measure ecosystems with UN’s first AI tool

Stefan Schweinfest

An innovative artificial intelligence (AI) tool that will make it easier for countries to measure the contributions of nature to their economic prosperity and well‑being was launched on Thursday, April 29, 2021 by the United Nations and the Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3). Stefan Schweinfest, Director of the Statistics Division, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN ...

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