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The Global Financial System

The Global Financial System April 2, 2019Working with the UN, more than 60 international organizations released a report to warn that the world financial system has to change, if we are to make progress toward achieving the SDGs by 2030. Fighting climate change and eradicating poverty are two of the key issues in the SDGs.António Guterres, that Secretary-General of the United Nations, says that encouraging longer-term carbon taxes and putting social costs of doing business at the forefront can definitely help with the sustainable development goals. He continued: “Our shared challenge is to make the international trading and financial systems fit for purpose to advance sustainable development and promote fair globalization.”
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2019-04-03

Violence Against Children

Violence against children April 2, 2019The UN Secretary-General António Guterres launched a new UN advocacy campaign on Tuesday titled: Act to Protect Children Affected by Conflict. Mr. Guterres, at the UN headquarters this week, utered: “Should a child survive and be fortunate enough to be released to a reintegration programme, they still have only a slim chance of recovery”. Children who survived conflict are often trapped in a cycle of poverty due to a lack of education and opportunities. The UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Virginia Gamba, chaired the launch event and emphasized that this campaign plan to protect children who have been affected by armed conflict around the world.
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2019-04-02

Food Insecurity

Food InsecurityApril 2, 2019According to a UN and European Union (EU) report released last week, approximately 113 million people in 53 countries experienced high levels of food insecurity in 2018. These crises came about mostly due to conflict and climate-related disasters.The FAO Director-General, José Graziano da Silva explained: “It is clear from the Global Report that despite a slight drop in 2018 in the number of people experiencing acute food insecurity - the most extreme form of hunger - the figure is still far too high... To save lives, we also have to save livelihoods”.
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2019-04-02

Zero Discrimination Day

Laws must protect, ‘not reject’ says UNAIDS chief on Zero Discrimination DayMarch 1, 2019Every person’s right is protected in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights but discrimination is an issue. Because of discriminatory laws and bills, some people aren’t able to freely exercise their human rights. Michel Sidibé, the Executive Director of UNAIDS, explained: “Laws should protect, not reject. Every person has an equal right to be treated with dignity and respect.”On March 1, the United Nations celebrates Zero Discrimination Day, which intends to celebrate the advocacy and activism that brings the world closer to zero discrimination. Discrimination is rampant in a number of countries. 59 countries have mandatory HIV testing for marriage, work or residence permits for certain group of people. Last year, at least 20 countries set travel restrictions against people with HIV; 17 countries criminalized transgender people. Even with all the progress with same-sex marriage, same-sex sexual relations were criminalized in at least 67 around the world. UNAIDS is currently advocating for specific actions that all parties can take to tackle discrimination. They include reviewing legislations, joining Non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and being an ally to someone affected by discrimination. Mr. Sidibé said “All countries must carefully examine their laws and policies in order to ensure equality and protection for all people, without exception.”
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2019-03-01

World Radio Day

Guterres:Radio is still a powerful worldwide tool for ‘dialogue, tolerance and peace’13 February 2019 For decades, radio was the most powerful communication tool, before the access of digital communication. UN Radio was established on February 13 1946, and since 2013, the day has been commemorated to recognize radio as a powerful communication tool and a low-cost medium.The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres believes that radio is very useful as a tool that continues to promote “dialogue, tolerance and peace.” The UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay also pointed out that radio has adapted to 21st century changes and is “one of the most reactive, engaging media there is”, especially for the most disadvantaged.Ms. Azoulay explained that radio has been crucial in helping to solve conflicts, in fostering positive dialogues and in reaching a diverse group of people that otherwise wouldn’t be reached. She asserted that “UNESCO provides support to radio stations in sub-Saharan Africa that enable women to participate in public debate, including on often-neglected issues such as forced marriage, girls’ education or childcare.”
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2019-02-13

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