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At Fez forum, UN chief calls for global ‘alliance of peace’ recognizing inclusion and richness of diversity

In a world where “old evils – antisemitism, anti-Muslim bigotry, persecution of Christians, xenophobia, and racism – are receiving new leases on life”, the UN Alliance of Civilizations is helping to show the way on how to act in solidarity, UN Secretary-General António Guterres, said on Tuesday. Source: News-Feed

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Honour traffic victims by making roads safer: Guterres

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called for greater global efforts to achieve the goal of reducing traffic deaths and injuries by half by 2030.  Source: News-Feed

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UN’s game plan for sanitation for all

Ahead of World Toilet Day on 19 November, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is launching a new game plan to help governments achieve safely managed sanitation for their populations and meet the sanitation target laid out in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Source: News-Feed

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Peru’s food crisis grows amid soaring prices and poverty: FAO

Peru has become the most food-insecure country in South America, according to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO. Source: News-Feed

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COP27: Protecting biodiversity is protecting the Paris Agreement

For many years the climate crisis and the biodiversity crisis have been treated as separate issues, but the reality – as highlighted on Wednesday at COP27– is that there is no viable route to limiting global warming to 1.5°C without urgently protecting and restoring nature. Source: News-Feed

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‘Bridges across digital divides’ needed to boost development, Guterres tells G20 

With the right national policies, digital technology can give “an unprecedented boost to sustainable development”, particularly for the poorest countries, the UN chief told the G20 Summit in Bali, Indonesia, on Wednesday.  Source: News-Feed

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‘Milestone for humanity’ as UN celebrates 8 billionth birth

The Day of 8 Billion, officially marked on Tuesday, is a milestone moment for human longevity, according to the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), “signalling major improvements in public health”, but it also comes with warnings of worsening economic inequality and environmental damage. Source: News-Feed

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Act together now, to prevent ‘raging food catastrophe’ next year: Guterres

Without coordinated action, this year’s “crisis of affordability” threatens to become a dire global food shortage in 2023, the UN chief told the G20 Summit in Indonesia on Tuesday. Source: News-Feed

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UN chief highlights crucial role of G20 in resolving global crises

With the global population now at eight billion and growing, action or inaction by the world’s largest economies, the G20, will be critical to determine if everyone gets to live on a peaceful and healthy planet, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said at a press conference in Bali, Indonesia, on Monday.  Source: News-Feed

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ASEAN States ‘well-placed’ to advance human rights, freedoms and a strong global economy 

As “deepening divisions” threaten global peace and security, “dangerous rhetoric” is raising nuclear tensions, the UN chief told a meeting of Asian leaders in Cambodia on Friday. Source: News-Feed