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    COP28: Methane pledge by the ‘giants behind the climate crisis’ falls short, says Guterres

    As the fourth day of this year’s UN climate conference got underway, the UN chief stated: “The fossil fuel industry is finally starting to...

    COP28: Over 60 countries pledge to slash cooling emissions amid rising temperatures

    Over 60 countries signed up to a so called ‘cooling pledge’ with commitments to reduce the climate impact of the cooling sector, that could...

    COP28: To save the planet, we need a just and fair renewable energy revolution

    As the two-week UN climate conference underway in Dubai’s Expo City reached its midway point, attendees stressed that the move towards clean energy sources...

    UN cites ‘alarming surge’ in climate change over the past decade as COP28 pushes...

    Marked by record breaking land and ocean temperatures, the decade between 2011-2020 saw continued rising concentrations of greenhouse gasses that “turbo charged” dramatic glacier...

    Indigenous Kalinago lead the way towards making Dominica ‘climate resilient’

    Dominica, which lies in Eastern Caribbean, is particularly vulnerable to extreme weather events, which are being exacerbated by the climate crisis: Hurricane Maria in...

    COP28 is about action, not politics and point scoring, says UN climate chief

    Mr. Stiell’s strong message to government negotiators comes as the latest UN climate conference, running in the UAE’s main city, Dubai, since last Thursday,...

    UN Youth Forum focuses on sustainable future for all

    The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum provides a platform for young people to have a dialogue with diplomats on challenges affecting their...

    COP28 in Dubai enters final week, negotiations ramp up on emissions cuts, fossil fuels

    UN climate chief Simon Stiell has said that the current draft of the text is “a grab bag of wish lists and heavy on...

    Our voices and needs must be put first in climate talks, young people tell...

    With negotiations on curbing global warming and the future of fossil fuels generating the most buzz as the latest UN climate conference heads towards...

    COP28: The UN’s net-zero food plan to save the 1.5-degree goal, combat climate ‘doomisim’

    The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has identified 10 priority areas – such as livestock, soil and water, crops, diets and fisheries –...

    Climate advocates demand stronger COP28 language on fossil fuels

    The 21-page text, prepared by the COP28 presidency, United Arab Emirates, makes no mention of fossil fuel ‘phasedown’ or ‘phaseout’, which UN Secretary-General António...

    World News in Brief: UN anti-corruption conference, global hunger ‘set to soar’, healthy diets...

    This year, the anti-corruption conference, as the Conference of the States Parties (CoSP) is popularly known, marks the 20th anniversary of the landmark Convention.“Corruption...

    Stop ‘kicking the can down the road,’ UN chief urges COP28 deal on phaseout...

    As COP28 entered its final 48 hours, the UN chief delivered a clear message to government negotiators: “We must conclude the conference with an...

    ‘Rebuild a foundation of hope’ for global human rights: Türk

    "This is a pivotal day. We are here to rebuild a foundation of hope - hope that we need now, perhaps more than ever,...

    COP28 ends with call to ‘transition away’ from fossil fuels; UN’s Guterres says phaseout...

    Reacting to the adoption of the outcome document, UN chief António Guterres said that mention of the world’s leading contributor to climate change comes...

    INTERVIEW: Actor Natalie Portman celebrates women and girls’ voices

    In an interview with UN Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications Melissa Fleming on the sidelines of SDG Summit 2023 held at UN Headquarters in New York...

    Report card 2: Half-way to the global goals deadline

    Launched in 2015, the Agenda set out a 15-year plan to realize 17 interconnected targets, known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and change...

    Report card 1: Half-way to the global goals deadline

    Launched in 2015, the initiative set out a 15-year plan to realize 17 interconnected targets, known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).Since then, the...

    INTERVIEW: AI expert warns of ‘digital colonization’ in Africa

    One of 38 people members of the new UN advisory body on machine learning, Mr. Ndiaye spoke with UN News about the landscape ahead, building...

    Guterres urges G77 and China to drive momentum for global governance reform

    More than 130 countries are members of the bloc – the largest grouping of the global South, representing 80 per cent of the planet’s...

    Let youth lead, urges new advocacy campaign

    As crises continue to unfold, there has been a lack of unity among world leaders in solving challenges for the “collective good”, the Youth...

    WMO confirms 2023 as warmest year on record ‘by a huge margin’

    The World Meteorological Organization uses six leading international datasets from across the globe to monitor global temperatures, which reveal a new annual temperature average...

    World News in Brief: Emergency funds for Sudan refugees, democracy prevails in Guatemala, climate...

    The funds will be used to build shelters, offer cash assistance, build water, sanitation and hygiene facilities, and support onward transportation for new arrivals...

    Gaza crisis: Back two-State solution urges UN chief, ‘once and for all’

    Speaking at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the UN chief condemned the “barbaric” Hamas-led attacks on 7 October in which approximately...