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INTERVIEW: Hurricane-hit Caribbean nations can build back better, says UN development official
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Wednesday, 18 October 2017
INTERVIEW: Hurricane-hit Caribbean nations can build back better, says UN development official
“People want to live here for very good reason – they’re beautiful islands, it’s where people have lived for centuries, their families have lived here for centuries,” Mr. O’Malley said in an interview with UN News on the side lines of the Secretary-General’s visit. “So how do you make sure that you use the right techniques to keep yourself as safe, and your...
 
UN and partners launch campaign to tackle new fungus strain threatening world’s bananas
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Tuesday, 17 October 2017
UN and partners launch campaign to tackle new fungus strain threatening world’s bananas
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced on Wednesday that it is working with partners to help protect the world’s banana crops a n...
 
On International Day, UN highlights rural women's participation in sustainable, climate-resilient
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Saturday, 14 October 2017
On International Day, UN highlights rural women's participation in sustainable, climate-resilient
Women and girls are central to the sustainability of rural households and communities, improving rural livelihoods and overall wellbeing, but their role and si...
 
INTERVIEW: Few global issues as urgent as tackling climate and disaster risks – UN official
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Wednesday, 11 October 2017
INTERVIEW: Few global issues as urgent as tackling climate and disaster risks – UN official
Recent devastating natural events – from hurricanes in the Caribbean to floods in South Asia and earthquakes in Mexico – have again shone a spotlight on the im...
 
UN chief lauds Dominica’s vision to become first climate-resilient nation after recent devastation
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Saturday, 07 October 2017
UN chief lauds Dominica’s vision to become first climate-resilient nation after recent devastation
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres visited Dominica on Sunday, taking stock of the immense damage caused by Hurricane Maria last month and the r...
 
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  • Dura aterragem na Venezuela
    A Venezuela está à beira do precipício. A ação concertada ainda pode evitar a sua queda. Mas quanto mais se atrase, mais venezuelanos morrerão por falta de medicamentos, pela má nutrição ou pela violência.
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    Tuesday?s ruling by the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea has bought a little clarity to the problems in the South China Sea, but it has not made solving the underlying problems significantly...
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  • Venezuela?s hard landing
    Venezuela is on the edge of the precipice. Concerted action may yet pull it back. But the longer it is delayed, the more Venezuelans will die from lack of medicines, malnutrition or violence.