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Global challenges require global solutions, UN chief tells German parliament

United Nations/Florencia Soto Nino UN Secretary-General António Guterres addresses the Bundestag, the German parliament in Berlin.    UN Secretary-General António Guterres addressed the Bundestag, the German parliament, on Friday, where he warned of a deficit of international cooperation and underscored that global challenges require global solutions.  The COVID-19 pandemic, a generational global economic crisis, and faltering progress on […]

ILO study finds migrants earn much less than locals, and the gap is widening

IOM/Muse Mohammed – Tents have been provided for migrants in Beirut, Lebanon, who no longer have a place to live.     The gap between wages paid to migrant and national workers is big and growing, and may widen further because of the pandemic, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said in a report published on Monday. The report, “The […]

The Handmaid’s Tale: making a drama out of a crisis

The Handmaid’s Tale, a critically acclaimed television series which has won 38 Emmy awards, may be about a fictional “alternative reality”, but the show’s creators have gone to great lengths to ensure that references to themes such as climate change, human rights abuses, and refugees, are as real and accurate as possible, by collaborating closely […]

Climate Action: It’s time to make peace with nature, UN chief urges

2 December 2020 Climate Change The UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, has described the fight against the climate crisis as the top priority for the 21st Century, in a passionate, uncompromising speech delivered on Wednesday at Columbia University in New York. The landmark address marks the beginning of a month of UN-led climate action, which includes the release […]

The natural environment is also a casualty of war, Guterres warns

UNEP/GRID-Arendal/Tim Freccia An orphaned gorilla released in its new habitat, in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Healthy gorilla populations are becoming increasingly isolated due to habitat loss and conflict across the region.   The UN Secretary-General has called for better management of natural resources and ecosystems, highlighting that doing so could pave a path towards peace in war-torn […]

Ahead of global health assembly, WHO stresses need for solidarity, preparation

University of Oxford/John Cairns Samples are tested by scientists at Oxford University’s Jenner Institute as the development of a vaccine against the coronavirus continues.     The COVID-19 pandemic can be defeated through science, solutions and solidarity, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday, underlining one of its core messages throughout the crisis.  The reminder comes ahead of […]