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Devastating ‘season of natural disasters’ demands action to address extreme weather events – Dominic
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Wednesday, 20 September 2017
Devastating ‘season of natural disasters’ demands action to address extreme weather events – Dominic
Amid a “devastating season of natural disasters” in the region – widespread catastrophe that extends to Mexico, hit by two destructive earthquakes, and to the southern United States, viciously punished by Hurricane Harvey – the Foreign Minister of the Dominican Republic today called on the United Nations to consider “new actions we must take, urgently, to ...
 
Leaders meeting at UN underscore need to fast-track climate action
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Tuesday, 19 September 2017
Leaders meeting at UN underscore need to fast-track climate action
Leaders from various levels of government, the private sector and civil society highlighted the need for climate action as they convened at United Nations Head...
 
UN stands ready to assist following deadly earthquake in Mexico
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Tuesday, 19 September 2017
UN stands ready to assist following deadly earthquake in Mexico
Secretary-General António Guterres voiced sadness at the loss of life and damage resulting from the earthquake that occurred in Mexico today, and expressed the...
 
French initiative to create global environment pact deserves support, says Secretary-General
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Monday, 18 September 2017
French initiative to create global environment pact deserves support, says Secretary-General
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today urged global support for France’s initiative to create the first international legally binding document...
 
As climate change makes bad weather worse, countries must strengthen resilience, UN officials urge
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Sunday, 17 September 2017
As climate change makes bad weather worse, countries must strengthen resilience, UN officials urge
Noting the ever-increasing impact of extreme weather events, top United Nations officials, including Secretary-General António Guterres and Miroslav Lajcak, th...
 
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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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    China has taken a leap towards clarifying its claims in the South China Sea, but in a direction that could intensify frictions.
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    Paradoxes have always abounded in the relationship between the Turkish military and the country?s politicians. Turkey?s armed forces ? or factions within them ? have justified their repeated interventions in politics with claims that they...
  • 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.