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UN climate chief: Businesses are key to climate change fight
More businesses need to wholeheartedly join the fight against climate change, says Christiana Figueres, the United Nations climate chief. "I don't think anybody can question the fact the role of business is fundamental, independently of [on] what side of the spectrum business stands," she argues. The Guardian (London) (1/22)
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UN seeks inquiry into reported attack on Libya's central bank
The United Nations Support Mission in Libya has called for an independent inquiry into a reported attack on the Libyan central bank in Benghazi. Reuters (1/22), The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (1/22)
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UNDP's Clark: SDGs' potential is real
The Sustainable Development Goals can make progress if public and private leaders play their parts, says Helen Clark, head of the United Nations Development Programme. "The [Millennium Development Goals] were in many ways about tackling poverty with official development assistance," she said. "The SDGs are about the way we live, behave, invest, do business, produce and consume." The Guardian (London) (1/22)
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UN Women's HeForShe campaign kicks off IMPACT 10X10X10 effort
Governments, universities and the business community are being urged to support HeForShe's IMPACT 10X10X10 campaign to promote gender equality and women's empowerment. The plan was unveiled Thursday by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson. The Guardian (London) (1/23)
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UN's Yumkella: Off-grid renewable energy is critical for Africa
African governments should be enabling off-grid renewable power solutions in rural communities rather than waiting for centralized projects, says Kandeh Yumkella, United Nations secretary-general's special representative for Sustainable Energy and CEO of the Sustainable Energy for All initiative. Inter Press Service (1/22)
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UN: Ukraine civilian death toll exceeds 5,000
At least 5,086 civilian deaths have occurred in Ukraine since April, with recent fighting adding to the toll, says the United Nations human rights office. "[W]e fear the real figure may be considerably higher," says Rupert Colville, a spokesman for the UN office. Thomson Reuters Foundation/Reuters (1/23), The Associated Press (1/23), BBC (1/23)
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