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‘Unity, solidarity and collaboration’ can turn tide on terrorism, bolster human rights, says UN chief

Secretary-General António Guterres. UN Photo/Violaine Martin (file) 16 November 2017 – Noting that at least 11,000 terrorist attacks occurred in more than 100 countries last year, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres stressed on Thursday that “terrorism is fundamentally the denial and destruction of human rights.” “Terrorism has been unfortunately with us in various forms across ages and […]

Bonn: UN chief urges more ambition, leadership and partnerships on climate action

Secretary-General António Guterres addresses the UN Climate Conference (COP23) in Bonn, Germany. Photo: Video screen capture

Addressing the United Nations Climate Conference (COP23) in Bonn, Germany, on Wednesday, Secretary-General António Guterres called for more ambition, more leadership and more partnerships to tackle climate change. “Our duty – to each other and to future generations – is to raise ambition,” said Mr. Guterres at the opening of the high-level segment of COP23, which was also […]

Bonn: Financing for low-carbon, climate-resilient future takes center stage at UN climate conference

Solar panel used for lighting village homes in Sri Lanka. Photo: World Bank/Dominic Sansoni

The urgent need to raise the finances to meet the funding goals of the Paris Agreement, especially to support action by developing countries, took center stage Monday at the UN Climate Conference (COP23) in Bonn, Germany. “We need all financial players – public, private, domestic, international – and including markets and regulators, to work together […]

Antibiotic resistance is ‘crisis we cannot ignore,’ UN warns, calling for responsible use of these medicines

Laboratory worker testing antibiotics on a resistant infection. Photo: PAHO/Joshua Cogan

As World Antibiotic Awareness Week began on Monday, the United Nations, through its Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), called for responsible use of antibiotics in humans and animals to reduce the emergence of antibiotic resistance. “Antibiotic resistance is a global crisis that we cannot ignore,” said […]

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