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News in Brief 26 April 2019

  • Guterres calls for ‘quantum’ leap in resources and will for development and climate solutions
  • New Mozambique storm rips off roofs, brings lashing rain as aid response kicks in
  • Mali insecurity leaves one in three Mopti schools closed
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Scottish city’s sustainability drive, means tackling toxic legacy first

With more than half the world’s population now living in urban areas, it’s increasingly understood that cities can drive sustainable development. But that’s not so easy in places where heavy industry has left a toxic legacy that developers are unwilling to pay to clean up, as Glasgow Council Leader Susan Aitken told Daniel Johnson from UN News, at an Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) event in Geneva.

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Thai cave boys spared thundershowers, highlighting extreme climate disruption: UN weather agency

Thundershowers that have been forecast in northern Thailand luckily did not materialize, easing the extraordinary rescue of a boys’ football team and their coach, who spent well over two weeks trapped in a cave complex there, UN weather experts said on Tuesday.

News in Brief 18 January 2018

Dialogue and confidence vital to prevent, resolve conflicts, says UN chief

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News in Brief 11 December 2017 (AM)

Children exposed to dangerous “new risks” online: UNICEF

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Sustainable fashion leader pins hope on humanitarian values

Changing the fashion industry and making it more aware of global humanitarian and environmental concerns, demands expertise, and above all, passion.

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On International Day, UN highlights importance of collective action to protect ozone layer

Commemorating the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, senior United Nations officials, including Secretary-General António Guterres highlighted the contributions of the Montreal Protocol – an international environment agreement on the elimination of ozone depleting substances.

“Essential” to implement Paris climate change deal: UN chief

The “unprecedented and growing” threat to the planet posed by climate change means that it’s “absolutely essential” to implement the Paris Agreement, said the UN chief on Tuesday.

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News in Brief 18 May 2017 (PM)

UN “alarmed” as dozens reported dead in heavy fighting around Syrian village

The UN said on Thursday it was alarmed at reports of dozens of deaths during heavy fighting in Syria, in and around the village of Aqareb.

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Advances in polar predictions reduce climate risks: WMO

A two-year international effort to improve predictions of weather, climate and ice conditions in the Earth’s Polar Regions has been launched by the UN weather agency, WMO.

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