26/01/2020

“The Education Sector Is Wrestling with Mammoth Challenges Worldwide” –

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Aligning inclusive, quality education with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was centre-stage on Friday 24 January 2020[], as the President of the UN General Assembly held a high-level interactive meeting for the International Day of Education. (*).

UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe | Young women return home after classes in the town of Bol in Chad.

 

“The education sector is wrestling with mammoth challenges worldwide”, said Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, in his message for the day. Continue reading

26/01/2020

Time Is Now to ‘Act as One’ in Fighting Infectious Coronavirus – World Health Organization

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25 January 2020 (UN News)* —  Following confirmed cases of the Novel coronavirus in Europe, the United Nations health agency released a statement on the  need for the international community to work together as one to combat the infectious disease.

UN News/Jing Zhang | Airport workers wear face masks at China’s Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport.
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The evolving outbreak that began in China is “a sign that every country needs to be ready to timely detect and manage outbreaks of any type”, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Saturday [25 January 2020].
24/01/2020

Colombia’s Indigenous Demand Justice After 20 Leaders Killed

Castillo, who participates in the World Encounter Against Imperialism, remarked that there is a systematic massacre occurring in his country.

Demonstrators take part in a protest against the government of Colombia's President Ivan Duque, in Bogota, Colombia, January 21, 2020.Demonstrators take part in a protest against the government of Colombia’s President Ivan Duque, in Bogota, Colombia, January 21, 2020. | Photo: Reuters (Photo posted here from teleSUR).

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24/01/2020

Coronavirus: ‘An emergency in China, but Not Yet a Global Health Emergency’

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The head of the UN health agency, WHO (World Health Organization), declared on Thursday [23 January 2020] that the respiratory disease Novel Coronavirus, is not yet an official Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC), but warned that is an emergency in China.*

UN News/Jing Zhang | People wear face masks as they wait at China’s Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport arrivals.

 

However, after two days of deliberations, the WHO Emergency Committee, which advises the head of the agency, was divided on whether to declare a PHEIC.

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24/01/2020

China Coronavirus Infections Soar to 830 with 26 Deaths as WHO Says It’s Too Early to Declare Global Emergency

24/01/2020

Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire Resigns from Nobel Women’s Initiative

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By The Peace People – TRANSCEND Media Service*

1 Jan 2020 – Press Release

Mairead Maguire Resigned Today from the Nobel Women’s Initiative Board and Organization

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Maguire, who won the 1976 Nobel Peace Prize for her work in peacemaking in Northern Ireland and is a co-founder of The Peace People, Ireland said:

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24/01/2020

The World Is “Doomed” in the Face of Climate Change Unless Major Industrial Nations Reduce Their Greenhouse Gas Emissions – UN Chief at World Economic Forum

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The world is “doomed” in the face of climate change unless major industrial nations reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told business leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Thursday [23 January 2020]. (*).

World Economic Forum/Boris Baldinger | UN Secretary-General António Guterres addresses the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2020 in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland.
24/01/2020

The International Court of Justice Orders Myanmar to Protect Rohingya from Genocide

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(UN News)*Myanmar must take steps to protect its minority Rohingya population, the top UN court unanimously ruled on Thursday [23 January 2020].

ICJ-CIJ/Wendy van Bree | Judges at the International Court of Justice in The Hague consider the case against Myanmar.
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The International  Court of Justice  (ICJ) also ordered authorities to prevent the destruction of evidence related to genocide allegations.

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23/01/2020

The Effect of Wildfires on Sustainable Development

23 January 2020 (UN Environment)* — With only 10 years left to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, world leaders in September 2019 called for accelerated action in the next decade to deliver at the scale and speed required. Climate change and global heating however, are increasing the likelihood and intensity of wildfires, which could have a growing impact on the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

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23/01/2020

Ten Impacts of the Australian Bushfires

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22 January 2020 – UN Environment*

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Photo by: REUTERS/Tracey Nearmy (Photo posted here from UN Environment’s story).

1. Physical, direct impacts

Over 18 million hectares have burned in the Australian bushfire season 2019–2020 as of mid-January according to media reports, destroying over 5,900 buildings including over 2,800 homes. In addition to human fatalities, many millions of animals are reported to have been killed.

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