Green transformation will rival industrial revolution: US climate envoy

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The transition to a global economic model which will slow down climate change and create jobs will be the “biggest economic transformation since the industrial revolution” according to John Kerry, the US climate envoy.

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Soaring food prices, conflicts driving hunger, rise across West and Central Africa: WFP

More than 31 million people across West and Central Africa may not have enough to eat in the coming months as hunger rises due to an “explosive mix” of skyrocketing food prices, conflict and fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday. 

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Guterres urges cities to embrace ‘generational opportunity’ for climate action, sustainable development

The United Nations Secretary-General, on Friday, called for a “revolution” in urban planning and urban transport to beat back impacts of climate change and build a green and sustainable future for all. 

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Northeast Nigeria violence forces 65,000 to flee, humanitarians targeted by armed groups

A spate of clashes involving Government security forces and insurgent groups in northeast Nigeria has caused mass displacement and threatened humanitarian assistance, as armed groups go “house-to-house” hunting for aid workers, the UN said on Friday.

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Alert over shortage of new drugs for ‘world’s most dangerous bacteria’  

A lack of new treatments for common infections has left people dangerously exposed to the “world’s most dangerous bacteria”, the UN health agency said on Thursday. 

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‘Inequality virus’ threatens ‘catastrophe for all’ unless crisis can be overcome together

The COVID-19 pandemic is leading to “an even more unequal world”, the Deputy UN chief said on Thursday, speaking at the closing session of the Financing for Development (FfD) Forum, with many lower-income countries now seeing development gains reversed.  

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