Climate change: Another year of record gas emissions, warns UN meteorological agency

Levels of the three main heat-trapping gases emitted into the atmosphere – carbon dioxide (CO2), methane, and nitrous oxide – have reached yet another high, the UN meteorological agency, WMO, said on Monday.

Climate change: Another year of record gas emissions, warns UN meteorological agency
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A staggering one-in-three women, experience physical, sexual abuse

Violence against women and girls is among the most widespread, and devastating human rights violations in the world, but much it is often unreported due to impunity, shame and gender inequality, the UN highlighted ahead of Monday’s World Day to stamp out abuse of women and girls.

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November 24, 2019 at 12:05PM
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Legendary Harlem Globetrotters slam-dunk at the UN, with message that brings families, nations together

You don’t have to be from New York or even the United States to be a Harlem Globetrotter. Yet in the team’s 93-year history, less than two dozen players have been born overseas, UN News learned, during an impromptu visit by the legendary basketball role models to UN Headquarters this week.

Legendary Harlem Globetrotters slam-dunk at the UN, with message that brings families, nations together
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Independent rights experts sound alarm at Iran protest crackdown, internet blackout

Reports of killed and maimed demonstrators, and a continuing nationwide internet shutdown in Iran’s now week-long protests are of “grave concern”, and the Government and authorities must ensure rights of expression and opinion are protected, a UN group of independent experts said on Friday.

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November 22, 2019 at 08:47AM
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Four in five adolescents failing to exercise for even 60 minutes a day, UN health agency warns

An alarming lack of exercise among adolescents across the world risks seriously compromising their health into adulthood, the UN said on Thursday.
 

Four in five adolescents failing to exercise for even 60 minutes a day, UN health agency warns
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Deadly life at sea: UN partners spotlight depths of danger in fishing industry

There is a clear link between the seedy underbelly of the seafood industry, and fishers’ safety, now ranked as the second deadliest profession in the world; and more must be done to ensure people dependent on this type of labour are working in safe conditions, UN partners urged on Thursday. 

Deadly life at sea: UN partners spotlight depths of danger in fishing industry
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‘Maximize the positive’ from new technologies, for our digital future, Guterres urges

Both positive and negative technological developments are jolting the world at “unprecedented speed”, the UN chief said on Thursday, underscoring the need to “maximize the benefits…whilst mitigating harms”.

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FROM THE FIELD: Gaza men advocate for an end to early marriage 

A group of thirty men in Gaza have succeeded in preventing the early marriage of girls under the age of 18, from 50 different families, thanks to a training programme supported by the UN gender agency, UN Women.

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November 21, 2019 at 09:54AM
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Wednesday’s Daily Brief: Israeli settlements, World Children’s Day, fossil fuel overuse

A recap of Wednesday’s stories: UN envoy reiterates position on illegality of Israeli settlements, World Children’s Day marked with calls for rights of children to be upheld, new report highlights major gap between use of fossil fuels and commitments to limit global warming.

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November 20, 2019 at 01:32PM
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