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“We must reinvent ourselves” to serve world better: UN deputy chief

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development requires the UN system to “reinvent” itself in order to better serve Member States.

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First Global Festival of Ideas promotes new SDG thinking

Gaming experts are joining representatives from government and the private sector as well as policy makers, activists and students for what’s being billed as the world’s first “playable” policy conference.

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News in Brief 27 February 2017 (PM)

“Inconsistent progress” in Kosovo: UN mission chief

There has been “inconsistent progress” in recent months over talks to diffuse tensions regarding Kosovo, which declared independence from Serbia in 2008.

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Peace museums provide a “discourse of caring”: genocide expert

War museums will “continue to predominate” but peace museums can “give daylight” to stories that are often hidden, an expert on genocide says.

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UNEP launches #CleanSeas campaign to reduce plastic use

Unless people stop dumping plastic items such as bottles, bags and cups after using them just once, there could be more plastic in the oceans than fish by 2050.

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UN Women forum highlights importance of safe urban spaces

Up to 90 per cent of women report that they’ve been harassed on their way to work, according to information cited by UN Women.

The agency is holding a four-day forum in Mexico City looking at ways to make public spaces safe and empowering for women and girls.

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News in Brief 23 February 2017 (PM)

UN launches global campaign to rid oceans of plastic

A global campaign has been launched by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) to rid the world’s oceans and seas of plastic.

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Resilient health systems support women in climate crises: WHO

A resilient and adaptable health care system is the “bread and butter” of any effective response to a climate-induced crisis.

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UN Gender Focus: climate crises, Pacific women and public employment

Resilient health care systems “bread and butter” in helping women cope with climate crises: WHO

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New agreement aims to streamline global trade

A new global agreement that makes trade cheaper, easier and faster has been welcomed by the UN trade body, UNCTAD.

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