Recognize and protect rights of persons with disabilities, UN chief urges, marking International Day

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The United Nations is commemorating the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, on Thursday, calling for greater inclusion for persons with disabilities, and recognizing and protecting their human rights. 

UN commission reclassifies cannabis, no longer considered risky narcotic

Foreign fighters a ‘serious crisis’ in Libya, UN mission chief tells high stakes political forum

COVID-19’s impact on wages is only just getting started, ILO warns

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Ethiopian Government and UN strike deal for ‘unimpeded’ humanitarian access in Tigray

The UN on Friday announced that agreement has been reached with the Ethiopian Government to allow “unimpeded, sustained and secure access” for humanitarian supplies to reach those in need across areas now under its control in Tigray.

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The race to zero emissions, and why the world depends on it

A host of countries have recently announced major commitments to significantly cut their carbon emissions, promising to reach "net zero" in the coming years. The term is becoming a global rallying cry, frequently cited as a necessary step to successfully beat back climate change, and the devastation it is causing.

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UN chief launches plan to revitalise Beirut as ‘beating heart of Lebanon’

Against the “grim background” of tragic explosions that destroyed much of central Beirut in early August, the UN chief on Wednesday offered a new multi-agency plan to help the Lebanese people move forward, following months of political gridlock.
 

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Cut fossil fuels production to ward off ‘catastrophic’ warming: UN-backed report

Countries must decrease production of fossil fuels by 6 per cent per year, between 2020 and 2030, if the world is to avert "catastrophic” global temperature rise, a new UN-backed report has found. 

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World must not accept slavery in 21st century: Guterres

Commemorating the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, the United Nations Secretary-General highlighted the impact of the contemporary forms of slavery, underscoring that such abhorrent practices have no space in the twenty-first century. 

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