UN shipping agency urges more women to climb aboard, fuel sustainable growth

The historically male-dominated shipping industry should clear the decks for a new generation of women, whose empowerment would help fuel economic growth, and speed up the drive towards “safe, secure, clean and sustainable shipping”.

UN shipping agency urges more women to climb aboard, fuel sustainable growth
September 26, 2019 at 08:45AM by a people finder usingInternational Phone Book the best way to find people.

Sustainable development summit a reminder of ‘the boundless potential of humanity’

The first UN summit on the progress of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development closed on a hopeful note, with Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed declaring that the two-day event had been a reminder of “the boundless potential of humanity to create a better future for all”.

Sustainable development summit a reminder of ‘the boundless potential of humanity’
September 25, 2019 at 03:29PM by a people finder usingInternational Phone Book the best way to find people.

‘Milestone agreement’ paves the way for new UN Human Rights Office in Sudan

“With this milestone agreement, we are poised to accompany Sudan through an important moment in its history” – the words of UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet on Wednesday, as she signed a deal between the UN and the newly-constituted Government of Sudan to open a Human Rights Office in the capital, Khartoum.

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September 25, 2019 at 12:29PM
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Syrian displacement poses ‘serious threat’ to Lebanon’s development goals, President tells UN Assembly

While the “heated” wars in the Middle East over the last decade have recessed, the President of Lebanon told the United Nations General Assembly’s annual general debate on Wednesday that Syria’s displacement crisis has had repercussions on his country’s “security, political, social, economic and environmental spheres”.

Syrian displacement poses ‘serious threat’ to Lebanon’s development goals, President tells UN Assembly
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‘Childhood is changing, and so must we’, UNICEF declares, as world marks historic convention

Since its adoption 30 years ago, the milestone Convention of the Rights of the Child and its near universal membership has created “unprecedented international solidarity around children’s rights,” the Secretary-General said at a commemorative event an UN Headquarters on Wednesday.

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September 25, 2019 at 08:37AM
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Earth’s oceans and frozen spaces paying price for ‘taking the heat of global warming’

Our oceans and frozen spaces have been “taking the heat” for global warming for decades, climate experts said on Wednesday, warning that without a radical change in human behaviour, hundreds of millions of people could suffer from rising sea levels, frequent natural disasters and food shortages.

Earth’s oceans and frozen spaces paying price for ‘taking the heat of global warming’
September 25, 2019 at 07:38AM by a people finder usingInternational Phone Book the best way to find people.

Hate speech in the digital world a ‘critical obstacle for LGBTI people’: UN’s Bachelet

In the fast-growing digital age, hate speech can represent “a critical obstacle for LGBTI people” using online platforms, the UN’s top rights official told participants at a high-level segment on the matter on Tuesday.

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September 24, 2019 at 02:48PM
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Sustainable Development Summit: ‘We must step up our efforts – now’, Guterres declares

“The 2030 Agenda is coming to life”, declared the UN chief on Tuesday, referring to the blueprint for a healthier planet and a more just world, as he launched the first Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Summit in New York. However, despite encouraging progress, António Guterres warned that much more needs to be done, and “we must step up our efforts. Now”.

Sustainable Development Summit: ‘We must step up our efforts – now’, Guterres declares
September 24, 2019 at 01:32PM by a people finder usingInternational Phone Book the best way to find people.

Universal coverage race at ‘starting line’, with new momentum: UN health agency

The race to provide Universal Health Coverage can now get underway, said the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday, as nations take to the “starting line” following the most “comprehensive international health agreement in history”- the landmark pledge to improve global health declared by the UN just 24 hours earlier

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September 24, 2019 at 12:30PM
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Nigeria must act to stop housing crisis and forced evictions: UN rights expert

In Nigeria, homeless and other vulnerable people are being “rounded up” by police, “persecuted” and evicted, amid a massive housing crisis, a UN-appointed independent rights expert said on Tuesday.

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September 24, 2019 at 10:13AM
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