UN chief and UK premier announce December climate summit

2 días 2 horas ago
With the COVID-19 pandemic having disrupted plans to hold the annual international UN climate meeting - known as the COP - this year, the UN Secretary-General António Guterres and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom have announced that they will instead co-host a “landmark global event” on 12 December, the fifth anniversary of the 2015 [...]
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LIVE: UN Climate Change Roundtable – a ‘just transition’ through climate action is key says Guterres

3 días 2 horas ago
Live coverage of the High-Level UN Climate Change Roundtable, featuring UN chief António Guterres, designed to rally momentum for more ambitious action to limit global warming and ensure sustainable post-pandemic recovery plans.    Highlights UN chief warns that 'the world has a fever and is burning up'  Watch the roundtable live on UN Web TV UK [...]
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FROM THE FIELD: Protecting the post-pandemic planet

4 días 2 horas ago
An emphasis on sustainable development and fighting climate change will benefit countries around the world as they recover from the unprecedented economic and social impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, says the UN Development Programme, (UNDP). Read Full Story on UN News
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Impact on workers of COVID-19 is ‘catastrophic’: ILO 

5 días ago
COVID-19 has had a “catastrophic” impact on workers, the head of the International Labour Organization (ILO) said on Wednesday, with lost working hours higher than originally forecast, and equivalent to 495 million full-time jobs globally in the second quarter of the year.  Read Full Story on UN News
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One million people share hopes and fears for future with the UN

1 semana ago
The results are in from a massive, unprecedented crowd-sourcing survey of international opinion, launched in January 2020 to mark the 75th anniversary of the United Nations. Participants from all walks of life, women, men, girls and boys in developed and developing countries were encouraged to share their hopes and fears for the future and how the UN can help to bring about change. 
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LIVE: UN ‘only as strong as its members’ Guterres tells UN75 event, looking to the future

1 semana ago
On Monday the UN marks the 75 years of the Organization with a High-level meeting featuring many world leaders. The theme is, “The future we want, the United Nations we need”, and there is a strong focus on the role of youth, and ensuring the UN remains relevant for future generations. Highlights:  •     Live broadcast of High-level meeting •    UNcomplicated podcast: the UN turns 75 •    UN75 photo story  •    Richard Curtis video, Nations United •   Lid Is On podcast, narrated by Julia Roberts •   W.H. Auden's "Hymn to the United Nations"
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Survival of wildlife reserves under threat in Namibia

1 semana 2 días ago
After six months of lockdown, the Namibian government ended travel restrictions and curfews on Friday, in light of a drop in new COVID-19 cases. But Namibia’s economy, which depends heavily on wildlife tourism, has taken a major hit during the period, and the future of the country’s wildlife reserves, otherwise known as conservancies, is far [...]
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An uncertain future for migrant workers, in a post-pandemic world

1 semana 2 días ago
The COVID-19 pandemic has largely put a freeze on migration. But will the movement of people recover once the current crisis is over? In an interview with UN News, Gary Rynhart, a senior official at the UN labour agency, ILO, explains why a return to “normal” is unlikely, and migrants will probably face a very [...]
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