Rural Latin American and Caribbean areas need targeted agricultural policies, investments – UN

30 September 2016 – Economic growth is not enough to eliminate poverty in rural areas of Latin America and the Caribbean, and governments need targeted policies and investments for agricultural development and correct historic inequality experienced by millions of people across the region, says a United Nations report released today. “With the region’s poorest people […]

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S-G’s remarks at blue economy event

Addis Ababa, 8 February 2020  I thank the Republic of Seychelles for bringing us together to highlight the importance of – and threats to – the world’s oceans and maritime environments. The world’s oceans are a massive resource for sustainable development and a crucial buffer against climate change.  The Blue Economy has been described as the […]

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No sustainable development or peace without women: UN deputy chief

The world will not be able to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) if half the planet is left behind, the UN Deputy Secretary-General said in Papua New Guinea on Sunday: International Women’s Day. Amina J. Mohammed was speaking in the capital, Port Moresby, where she participated in the national launch of the Spotlight Initiative, a European Union-UN partnership to eliminate […]

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World Wildlife Day: UN chief urges ‘more caring’ relationship with nature

People everywhere need to remember that we depend on Mother Earth to survive, the UN chief said in his message for World Wildlife Day marked on Tuesday, advocating for “a more caring, thoughtful and sustainable relationship with nature”. Humanity is weaved into “the rich tapestry of life that makes up our world’s biological diversity”, said Secretary-General António Guterres. “All human […]

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We Must Move Towards a New Vision of Development that is More Innovative, Diversified and Inclusive: ECLAC

2 March 2020 – The Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Alicia Bárcena, urged the region’s countries to think about development in a different way to move towards a more innovative, diversified and inclusive vision, during a high-level event held today in Buenos Aires, Argentina. ECLAC’s highest authority […]

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