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Greening the planet, one bite of chocolate at a time

Listen / Roni-Sue Kave at the United Nations Green Fair in Nnew York. Photo by Elizabeth Scaffidi

Boutique chocolatier Rhonda Kave, also known as Roni-Sue, loves everything about chocolate, including sharing it with cruise ship travelers in Belize. She was one of the special visitors at UN Headquarters on Monday attending the Green Fair, to showcase sustainable living. The Manhattan-based businesswoman shuttles between her downtown chocolate shop and the Toledo district of [...]

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Greening world of work is the future: UN labour chief

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Decent "green" jobs are the future and they must be placed at the heart of the sustainable development agenda, the chief of the International Labour Organization (ILO) said on Monday. Guy Ryder made the remarks during the opening of the 106th Session of the International Labour Conference (ILC) in Geneva. He also introduced ILO's latest [...]

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"Now is not the time to give up" UN chief tells Israelis, Palestinians

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Now is not the time to give up on the goal of ending the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territory and achieving a two-state outcome for durable peace in the region, the UN chief said on Monday. António Guterres issued a statement through his Spokesperson to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Arab-Israeli war [...]

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UN Daily News Programme 05 June 2017

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Listen to a bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, with Matthew Wells and Jocelyne Sambira. In today's programme: the UN chief calls on countries to put aside short-term gain, and bring the ocean back from the brink of "catastrophe". And …as the historic Ocean conference gets underway we'll hear from the sustainable tourism [...]

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"Put aside short-term national gain" to save the ocean: UN chief

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UN Member States need to "put aside short-term national gain" in order to protect the ocean, which represents "the lifeblood of our planet". That's the impassioned plea from UN chief António Guterres, in his opening remarks to The Ocean Conference which runs throughout the week at UN Headquarters in New York. The conference aims to [...]

5 Jun 2017 | Posted in Focus on Climate Change, High-Level UN Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14, Sustainable Development Goals, Today's Features | Read More »

UN mourns Dr Babatunde Osotimehin, "great champion for women, girls"

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The UN has lost a great champion of health and well-being, especially for women and girls, the Secretary-General said on Monday. António Guterres released a statement mourning the death of his "colleague and friend" Babatunde Osotimehin, the head of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA). Dr Babatunde died in his home at the age of 68. [...]

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News in Brief 5 June 2017 (AM)

Listen / Young residents of the National Tapajos forest swim in the river to cool-off from the intense heat of the Brazilian sun. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

Clean-ups of beaches, parks organized to mark World Environment Day Thousands of people around the globe are joining massive clean-ups of beaches and parks to mark World Environment Day, the UN said on Monday. Other events include the lighting up in green of 30 iconic landmarks and an announcement by countries to protect 1,600 square [...]

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Podcast: Lawyer runs 40 marathons to highlight water, sanitation issues

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A charity runner who does not particularly enjoy running has completed 40 marathons in 40 days to raise awareness about the global goal of providing all people with clean water and sanitation by 2030. Mina Guli's quest spanned six continents where she ran along the banks of six of the world's major rivers, including the [...]

5 Jun 2017 | Posted in High-Level UN Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14, Today's Features | Read More »

UN Ocean Conference "a dream come true" for Caribbean nations

Listen / Juan Miguel Diez, Director of the UN Information Centre (UNIC) for the Caribbean Area.  Photo: UN News/Dianne Penn.

A global conference on protecting oceans and marine resources is "a dream come true" for the Caribbean, according to the man who keeps the region informed about UN priorities. Juan Miguel Diez, Director of the UN Information Centre (UNIC) for the Caribbean Area, said the UN Ocean Conference is especially significant to countries there because [...]

5 Jun 2017 | Posted in Caribbean News, High-Level UN Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14, Sustainable Development Goals, Today's Features | Read More »

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