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‘Zero tolerance for greenwashing’ as new report cracks down on empty net-zero pledges

While a growing number of governments and non-State actors are pledging to be carbon-free, the…...

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UN urges investment in clean, sustainable tourism, as numbers bounce back

International tourism is showing strong signs of recovery, with tourist numbers rising to 57% of…...

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Pakistan floods: Six month wait for water to recede, warn relief agencies

Millions of people in Pakistan are still deeply affected by catastrophic flooding which “is not…...

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‘Tsunami of hunger’ could trigger multiple famines, Security Council warned

As risks of conflict-induced famine and widespread food insecurity continue to rise, the UN Emergency…...

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Human development falling behind in ninety per cent of countries: UN report

The latest flagship UN report on human development, released on Thursday, warns that multiple crises are…...

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Children affected by conflict cannot wait for their education

ECW offers affected children and youth an opportunity to learn free of cost – in safety and without fear –  to grow and reach their full potential. A journey and a dream

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UN chief: People of all ages need to ‘join forces’ for a better world

Commemorated annually on 12 August, Secretary-General António Guterres noted that this year’s theme – “Intergenerational Solidarity: Creating a World for All Ages” – reminds us of “a basic truth” that “w e need people of all ages, young and old alike, to join forces to build a better world f...

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Pandemic hampers progress to achieve universal energy access by 2030

Currently, 733 million people worldwide still do not have access to electricity, and 2.4 billion people still cook using fuels detrimental to their health and the environment.  At the current rate of progress, 670 million people will remain without electricity by 2030 – 10 million more th...

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Video games for climate action: winning solutions for the planet

Sometime before the COVID-19 pandemic, Cassie Flynn was heading to work on a rush-hour packed New York City subway train. As the Strategic Advisor on Climate Change for the UN Development Programme ( UNDP ), she often used the monotony of the commute to think of innovative ways to get ordinary ...

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‘Don’t work for climate wreckers’ UN chief tells graduates, in push to a renewable energy future

UN Secretary-General  António Guterres was delivering the commencement address at Seton Hall University in New Jersey, one of the oldest and most prestigious Catholic universities in the United States, close to New York City. He told graduates th...

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