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Image: A team of scientific divers assess the marine biodiversity on the top of a seamount in Porto Santo, Madeira, Portugal. © Nuno Vasco Rodrigues/UN World Oceans Day 2023

UN Adopts Historic Global Treaty on Oceans

By Thalif Deen

UNITED NATIONS, 20 June 2023 (IDN)— After years of negotiations, the United Nations has reached an agreement on a Global Ocean Treaty aimed at ensuring the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity which covers over two thirds of the world’s high seas.

“You have pumped new life and hope to give the ocean a fighting chance”, said UN Secretary-General António Guterres, following the adoption of the treaty on June 19. (P07) GERMAN | JAPANESE | TURKISH


New UN Report Shows How to Drastically Slash Plastic Pollution

By J Nastranis

NEW YORK, 17 May 2023 (IDN) — A new UN Environment Programme (UNEP) report says countries and companies could reduce plastic pollution by 80 percent by 2040 using existing technologies.

According to UNEP Executive Director Inger Andersen, “the way we produce, use, and dispose of plastics pollutes ecosystems, poses health risks, and destabilizes the climate.”


UN Pleads for Bringing Industry and Sustainability Together

By Ramesh Jaura

BERLIN | NEW YORK, 8 April 2023 (IDN) — Sustainable industrial transformation is essential to close the widening development gap between countries, meet climate targets and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals. The United Nations adopted 17 SDGs with 169 targets in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that by 2030 all people enjoy peace and prosperity.


Beispiellose Dürrekatastrophe am Horn von Afrika

Katastrophale Folgen befürchtet

Von J Nastranis

NEW YORK (IDN) – Die Vereinten Nationen haben davor gewarnt, dass das Horn von Afrika mit einer beispiellosen Dürrekatastrophe konfrontiert ist, die katastrophale Folgen haben wird. Die Gemeinden in der Region befinden sich mitten in einer wahrscheinlich fünften Regenzeit in Folge. Sie könnten von März bis Mai 2023 mit einer sechsten gescheiterten Saison konfrontiert werden.


संयुक्त राष्ट्र की तीन एजेंसियां ग्रामीण रोजगार में निवेश का आह्वान करती हैं

प्रकृति-आधारित समाधान 20 मिलियन नए रोजगार सृजित कर सकते हैं

जया रामचंद्रन द्वारा

जिनेवा (आईडीएन) – संयुक्त राष्ट्र के तीन संगठनों की एक संयुक्त रिपोर्ट में कहा गया है कि समाज के सामने प्रमुख चुनौतियों, जैसे कि जलवायु परिवर्तन, आपदा जोखिम और भोजन और पानी की असुरक्षा को दूर करने के लिए प्रकृति की शक्ति का और अधिक उपयोग करके 20 मिलियन नौकरियां सृजित की जा सकती हैं।

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय श्रम संगठन ( ILO ), संयुक्त राष्ट्र पर्यावरण कार्यक्रम ( UNEP ) और प्रकृति के संरक्षण के लिए अंतर्राष्ट्रीय संघ ( IUCN ) की रिपोर्ट के अनुसार, प्रकृति-आधारित समाधानों ( NbS ) का समर्थन करने वाली नीतियों में निवेश करने से रोजगार के महत्वपूर्ण अवसर पैदा होंगे। , खासकर ग्रामीण क्षेत्रों में।


Langsame Fortschritte für Frauen, die den Frieden fördern

Von Caroline Mawanga

NEW YORK (IDN) – Die Verteidigung der Rechte von Frauen und die Förderung einer stärkeren Eingliederung ist eine bewährte Strategie für Frieden und Stabilität, erklärte die stellvertretende UN-Generalsekretärin Amina Mohammed kürzlich in einer offenen Debatte des Sicherheitsrats über Frauen, Frieden und Sicherheit, in deren Mittelpunkt der Jahresbericht von Generalsekretär António Guterres stand, wie er in einer vor 22 Jahren verabschiedeten bahnbrechenden Resolution vorgesehen war.


Why We Need to Advance SDG 16 More Than Ever

Viewpoint by Dr Márcia Balisciano

The writer is the Global Head of Corporate Responsibility, RELX. She is also Chair of the UN Global Compact Network UK; Chair of the Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Council of the Conference Board; and a founding member of the Board of the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens.

LONDON (IDN) — The goal in 2015 was to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. We should have been more than halfway there, but given the tumultuous state of global affairs, we are off track.

We must do more to realise progress.


Coalition Calls for Securing Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Viewpoint by Galina Angarova (Buryat), Executive Director, Cultural Survival

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, USA (IDN) — On August 9, 2022, the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, Indigenous leaders will launch a new site—www.sirgecoalition.org—as part of the official public announcement of a new coalition to Secure Indigenous People’s Rights in a Green Economy (SIRGE Coalition).






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