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THE SECRETARY-GENERAL — VIDEO MESSAGE MARKING THE LAUNCH OF THE POLICY BRIEF: COVID-19 AND THE NEED FOR ACTION ON MENTAL HEALTH

Mental health is at the core of our humanity. It enables us to lead rich and fulfilling lives and to participate in our communities But the COVID-19 virus is not only attacking our physical health; it is also increasing psychological suffering.   Grief at the loss of loved ones… Shock at the loss of jobs… Isolation and restrictions on movement… …

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Op-ed article by Li Yong, Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), titled “Turning challenges into opportunities: Africa’s industrial development in the Fourth Industrial Revolution”

When world leaders gathered in New York for the 70th session of the General Assembly in 2016, and proclaimed the period 2016-2025 as the Third Industrial Development Decade for Africa (IDDA III), it reaffirmed the importance of industrialization in supporting Africa’s own efforts towards sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth and accelerated development. Since the launch of this Decade, and …

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New UN report shows record number of children killed and maimed in conflict

A new UN report has found that 2018 was the worst year on record for children caught up in armed conflict; the year saw the highest numbers killed or maimed since the United Nations began monitoring the violation. In the 20 conflict situations monitored in the 2018 edition of the Annual Report of the Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict, released …

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Climate change threatens progress across sustainable development, warns new UN report

Four years into the Sustainable Development Goals, progress has been made in some areas, but monumental challenges remain   New York, 9 July 2019 – The impacts of climate change and increasing inequality across and within countries are undermining progress on the sustainable development agenda, threatening to reverse many of the gains made over the last decades that have improved …

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Four years into the 2030 Agenda, the world is getting ready to assess efforts to achieve the SDGs It is that time of the year again, when the world is gearing up for the largest annual gathering to evaluate global efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Quality education, decent work, equality, a livable climate, justice and partnerships – …

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2018 ILO-Cairo Programme Annual Results Report 

  In Pursuit of Equality & Prosperity in Egypt- 2018 Results In 2019, ILO reflects with pride on 60 years of achievements in Egypt, in addition to celebrating 100 years of results at the global level (1919- 2019). In this report, you will read about the reach and results of ILO-Cairo’s 2018 programme, framed in terms of how they seek …

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Major New UN Report Calls for Overhaul of Global Financial System

  NEW YORK, 4 April 2019 – Sixty-plus international organizations, led by the United Nations and including the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank Group and World Trade Organization, jointly sounded the alarm Thursday in a new report, warning that unless national and international financial systems are revamped, the world’s governments will fail to keep their promises on such critical …

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UN Secretary‑General submits his report to the General Assembly on the protection of the Palestinian civilian population

20 August 2018 – The United Nations Secretary‑General António Guterres submitted his report to the General Assembly on the protection of the Palestinian civilian population.  In the report, which is a public document, the Secretary‑General said that, after more than 50 years of Israeli military occupation, Palestinians in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and in the Gaza Strip, remain particularly …

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