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UN chief calls tolerance, understanding and compassion ‘catalysts for peace’

Religion is being distorted to increase differences, Secretary-General António Guterres said, urging the international community to counter such narratives. Speaking Tuesday at a panel discussion on The Role of Religious Leaders in Peacebuilding in the Middle East, the Secretary-General called for expanding the space for dialogue with local and regional leaders, and other people with a voice and […]

Record ‘green’ energy capacity added in 2016 as cost for renewables plunges – UN-backed report

The world is now adding more renewable green energy capacity each year than it adds in new capacity from all fossil fuels combined, a United Nations-backed report revealed today, showing that the “renewables train has already left the station” and that those who ignore this will be left behind. Last year, renewable power instalments increased […]

US decision to withdraw from Paris climate accord a ‘major disappointment’ – UN

The Spokesman for the United Nations Secretary-General today said the decision by the United States to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change is a major disappointment for global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote global security. “The Paris Agreement was adopted by all the world’s nations in 2015 because they recognize […]

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