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Banks worth $47 trillion adopt new UN-backed climate, sustainability principles
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Saturday, 21 September 2019
Banks worth $47 trillion adopt new UN-backed climate, sustainability principles
Banks collectively with more than $47 trillion in assets, or a third of the global industry, signed up on Sunday to new United Nations-backed responsible banking principles in a massive boost for climate action and the shift from “brown to green” models of economic growth.Read Full Article ...
 
‘Collective’ erosion of two-State solution, continues unabated: Mladenov
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Friday, 20 September 2019
‘Collective’ erosion of two-State solution, continues unabated: Mladenov
The “steady deterioration” of chances that a lasting peace can be negotiated between Israel and Palestine as two States live side by side, reflects a “collecti...
 
Guterres calls for ‘maximum restraint’ following drone assault on key Saudi oil facility
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Monday, 16 September 2019
Guterres calls for ‘maximum restraint’ following drone assault on key Saudi oil facility
The UN Secretary-General appealed on Sunday for “maximum restraint" following a wave of drone attacks claimed by Houthi rebels in Yemen, against two Saudi Arab...
 
FROM THE FIELD: Balancing act for Philippines farmers
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Tuesday, 03 September 2019
FROM THE FIELD:  Balancing act for Philippines farmers
An effort to reverse land degradation in the Philippines and boost sustainable agriculture as well as the livelihoods of farmers, is being supported by the UN ...
 
‘Digital divide’ will worsen inequalities, without better global cooperation
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Tuesday, 03 September 2019
‘Digital divide’ will worsen inequalities, without better global cooperation
Inequality will worsen unless the so-called “digital divide” – the gap between under-connected and highly digitalized countries – is not addressed, warns a new...
 
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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.
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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.