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Scientology volunteers help distribute 78 tonnes of donated food, clothes and other to those who need it in Turkey

An experience with Scientology Volunteer Ministers in Turkey. 78 tonnes of supplies in hands of those who needed and helped more than 19,000 people TURKEY, April 20, 2023 /APNEWS / EINPresswire.com / -- On 6 February 2023,...

European smart cities meet to advance a climate-neutral future

The cities of Rotterdam, Glasgow, Umeå, Brno, Parma and Gdańsk are sharing lessons learnt while accelerating the smart city model across Europe at conference in Rotterdam  5 September 2022 – Rotterdam, The Netherlands Tomorrow,...

Kommersant: Russia has set the conditions for the export of grain to the EAEU

Russia demanded from the members of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) to introduce quotas and duties on grain exports to third countries. This is reported by Kommersant sources, cited by the ura.ru news agency. According...

Healthy Earth, Healthy Communities: URI Climate Action

Every day, in the places we live, and around the world, we hear stories of heartache, loss and human cruelty.  And every day, across the URI Network, Cooperation Circles are living stories of peace,...

Profits for billions: How Norway provides money for pensions

There is hardly another country in Europe that takes such good care of its retirees. In 2021, the Norwegian Sovereign Wealth Fund, from which the money for pensions comes, has realized a profit of...

Latin American and Caribbean cities can halve resource consumption while reducing poverty — new report

If a sustainable transformation is pursued within this decade, Latin American and Caribbean cities can halve their consumption of natural resources such as fossil fuels, minerals and food, while succeeding in the fight against poverty and inequality, according to a new report by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).

Turning crisis into opportunity: World leaders meet at UN to help drive pandemic recovery

Leading figures from government, business and civil society are preparing to take part in this year’s High Level Political Forum on sustainable development (HLPF), where they will discuss ways to recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and turn the deadly crisis into an opportunity for a major shift towards a more sustainable global economy.

‘equally horrific pandemic’ threatening women

As the world grapples unevenly with the effects of COVID-19, “a parallel and equally horrific pandemic” has threatened half the world’s population, the UN chief said on Tuesday, in the lead up to the Generation Equality Forum in France.

$1 billion fund for renewables among key energy commitments made during UN ministerial forums

The IKEA Foundation and The Rockefeller Foundation have announced plans to launch a $1 billion fund to boost access to renewable energy in developing countries – one of the key commitments made during a series of virtual UN ministerial forums this week.

Water-related disasters throw up complex challenges, threaten lives and jobs

The global climate crisis is “exacerbating and intensifying” water-related disasters, jeopardizing lives and livelihoods, the UN chief said on Friday at a major sustainable development symposium.

Pandemic ‘rolled back’ funding for weak economies

Financial assistance to the world’s 83 weakest economies fell by 15 per cent in 2020, to $35 billion as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic, UN trade and development experts UNCTAD said on Monday.

UN chief: Desertification and drought destabilizing well-being of 3.2 billion people 

Land degradation from climate change and the expansion of agriculture, cities and infrastructure “undermines the well-being of 3.2 billion people”, the UN chief said on Wednesday in his message for World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought. 

100 day to anniversary of United Nations “Peace Day”, UN chief urges: Stand up against hatred and care for planet 

Every year on 21 September, the United Nations invites people around the world to celebrate peace by observing 24 hours of ceasefire and non-violence. On Sunday, the UN chief kicked off the 100-day countdown to the International Day of Peace. 

La OMS quiere acabar con las violaciones de DDHH en la psiquiatría

Los servicios de atención a la salud mental en Europa y en todo el mundo se siguen prestando principalmente en pabellones y hospitales psiquiátricos. Como está documentando The European Times, los abusos de los...

UNESCO report highlights need for greater investment, diversity in science

Although spending on science has risen worldwide, greater investment is needed in the face of growing crises, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has recommended in a new report published on Friday. 

Step up HIV fight, to end AIDS ‘epidemic of inequalities’ by 2030 

Although the world has made “great strides” since the first case of AIDS was reported, four decades ago, the UN General Assembly President said on Tuesday that the “tragic reality” is that the most vulnerable remain in jeopardy. 

Still time to reverse damage to ‘ravaged’ ecosystems, declares UN chief, marking Environment Day 

Amidst the triple environmental threat of biodiversity loss, climate disruption and escalating pollution, Secretary-General António Guterres launched “an unprecedented effort to heal the Earth”, on the eve of World Environment Day. 

COVID crisis to push global unemployment over 200 million mark in 2022

The economic crisis caused by the COVID pandemic is expected to contribute to global unemployment of more than 200 million people next year, with women and youth workers worst-hit, UN labour experts said on Wednesday.

‘Simply no scenario’ where humanity can survive on an ocean-free planet

The world must harness “clear, transformative and actionable solutions” to address the ocean crisis, the President of the UN General Assembly said on Tuesday, opening a meeting to generate momentum towards the 2022 UN Ocean Conference, when public health safety measures allow. 

Masks in the sea became more than jellyfish

Global Marine Conservation Divers on the Greek island of Corfu found more used protective masks than jellyfish at sea. It turns out that the pandemic has exacerbated the problem of garbage in the seas and oceans. Disposable...

UN chief calls for a global partnership to address COVID, climate change and achieve SDG’s

Speaking in a key international partnerships summit, António Guterres said that if governments embrace together the goals of phasing out coal, enhancing climate commitments, and investing in the Global Goals, there is an opportunity to rise to 'the biggest challenge of our lives'.

Use Africa’s rich heritage as ‘catalyst’ for transformation, urges Guterres 

A call to use Africa’s rich cultural and natural heritage as a catalyst for growth and transformation is “the right appeal at the right time”, the UN chief told a three-day forum on the continent’s future held online on Wednesday. 

Africa essential for sustainable development, poverty reduction and peace

Africa’s rich, diverse cultural and natural heritage, is important for sustainable development, poverty reduction, and “building and maintaining peace”, the UN chief said on Tuesday, marking the international day celebrating the continent.  “This year’s Africa Day highlights arts, culture and heritage as levers for building the Africa we want”, Secretary-General António Guterres     said in his commemorative message.    

Share gains from extracting precious raw materials more equitably, guard against pitfalls, cautions Guterres

Extracting minerals, metals and other valuable raw materials from the earth, represents a “crucial juncture” between resources, ecosystems and people, all of which have an essential role to play in advancing sustainability and equity, the UN chief said on Tuesday. 

UN development system responds with ‘solid score’ in face of COVID-19 test 

As the world continues to tackle the multiple impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, from pushing some 131 million people into extreme poverty to reversing years of development progress, the UN chief said on Tuesday that a more coordinated approach is key to moving forward. 
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