Environment and health at increasing risk from growing weight of ‘e-waste’

Around 50 million tonnes of electronic waste, or e-waste, is being thrown away each year, according to a new joint United Nations report – which exceeds the combined weight of all the commercial airliners ever made, or alternatively, enough Eiffel Towers to fill the whole of Manhattan.

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‘Education transforms lives’ says UN chief on first-ever International Day

Education is at the heart of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development because it gives people across the world the skills needed to realize all 17 Global Goals (SDGs), said the UN chief on Thursday, marking the first-ever International Day of Education.

‘Education transforms lives’ says UN chief on first-ever International Day
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Extreme weather hit 60 million people in 2018, no part of the world spared

With some 60 million people affected by extreme weather in 2018, according to a new study, the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) called for better management of the issue worldwide, in a statement published on Thursday.

Extreme weather hit 60 million people in 2018, no part of the world spared
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UN chief calls on Venezuela’s politicians to ‘avoid escalation’, end suffering of the people

Reports of violence and casualties linked to unrest in Venezuela should be investigated transparently and independently, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Thursday, before calling for calm.

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January 24, 2019 at 07:58AM
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‘No country, no region’ can tackle global challenges alone says UN’s Mohammed

Against the backdrop of seemingly endless challenges across the world, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed told a conference of development-minded partners in Nigeria that “no country, no region” could tackle them alone

‘No country, no region’ can tackle global challenges alone says UN’s Mohammed
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Sudan: Amidst deaths, injuries, imprisonments, UNICEF stresses children’s protection ‘at all times’

Children are likely among the dead during a month of nationwide protests in Sudan with “scores” of others injured and detained, according to a top UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) official, who spelled out that “children should never be targeted nor used or exploited”.

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January 23, 2019 at 01:53PM
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Central African Republic militia leader and football executive, transferred to ICC

Patrice-Edouard Ngaïssona, the coordinator of a mainly Christian militia faction in the Central African Republic and a senior African football executive, has been transferred to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to face accusations of crimes against humanity and war crimes.

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January 23, 2019 at 01:37PM
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Central African Republic militia leader and football executive, transferred to ICC

Patrice-Edouard Ngaïssona, the coordinator of a mainly Christian militia faction in the Central African Republic and a senior African football executive, has been transferred to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to face accusations of crimes against humanity and war crimes.

Central African Republic militia leader and football executive, transferred to ICC
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January 23, 2019 at 01:37PM

Security Council should ‘nurture’ Colombian consensus against return to violence, top UN official urges

Two years after the signing of the historic peace agreement in Colombia and following a recent escalation of violence, the newly-appointed representative of the United Nations in the country, told the UN Security Council on Wednesday that its people have established a “broad consensus” against further conflict, before highlighting key steps to stabilize the nation.

Security Council should ‘nurture’ Colombian consensus against return to violence, top UN official urges
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January 23, 2019 at 09:47AM

UN chief urges top digital tech panel to come up with ‘bold, innovative ideas’ for an ‘inclusive’ future

Key discussions among global decision-makers and influencers have taken place at the UN in Geneva this week, aiming to limit the growing risk of international cyber-attacks while promoting the advantages of digital technology, amid a call by the UN chief for “bold, innovative ideas”.

UN chief urges top digital tech panel to come up with ‘bold, innovative ideas’ for an ‘inclusive’ future
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