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UN urges 'reboot' of drought responses to focus more on preparedness
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Sunday, 18 June 2017
UN urges 'reboot' of drought responses to focus more on preparedness
Investing in preparedness and building the resilience of farmers is fundamental to cope with extreme drought, because responding to such situations when they hit might be too late, the head of the United Nations agricultural agency said today.Read Full Article ...
 
Help preserve land – our 'home and future' – UN urges on World Day to Combat Deserti
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Friday, 16 June 2017
Help preserve land – our 'home and future' – UN urges on World Day to Combat Deserti
With hundreds of millions of people around the globe directly affected by desertification – the degradation of land ecosystems due to unsustainable farmin...
 
At EXPO 2017, UN agencies highlight benefits of clean energy for all
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Monday, 12 June 2017
At EXPO 2017, UN agencies highlight benefits of clean energy for all
Showcasing the centrality of the energy sector to address global sustainable development challenges, United Nations agencies in Kazakhstan at EXPO 2017 have ur...
 
UN chief Guterres highlights importance of sustainable energy in message to EXPO 2017
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Friday, 09 June 2017
UN chief Guterres highlights importance of sustainable energy in message to EXPO 2017
Underlining the importance of energy, in particular for realizing the Sustainable Development Goals, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called f...
 
Catastrophe of Aral Sea shows 'men can destroy the planet', warns UN chief Guterres
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Friday, 09 June 2017
Catastrophe of Aral Sea shows 'men can destroy the planet', warns UN chief Guterres
Continuing his visit to Central Asia, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today visited the Aral Sea – once the world's fourth largest in...
 
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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.
  • South China Sea Ruling Sweeps Away Diplomatic Ambiguities
    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...
  • China Hardens Position on South China Sea
    China has taken a leap towards clarifying its claims in the South China Sea, but in a direction that could intensify frictions.
  • Erdo?an?s Pyrrhic victory
    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.