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UN head says survival depends on how people manage water

Mar. 24, 2023 16:35 PM EDT

United Nations (AP) — Humanity’s survival depends on how people manage water, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Friday at the end of a three-day conference on global water resources during which developing nations made urgent calls for help with cleaner drinking water and better...

UN chief urges 'game-changing' commitments on clean water

Mar. 22, 2023 14:32 PM EDT

UNITED NATION (AP) — The United Nations chief urged the first world conference on water in over 45 years on Wednesday to address the “21st century emergency” that is wasting the world’s most important resource and has left billions of people without clean water and basic sanitation. ...

UN chief's call for ambition on climate gets muted response

Mar. 21, 2023 12:31 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Senior government officials at a climate meeting in Copenhagen gave a muted response Tuesday to calls from the head of the United Nations for countries to show greater ambition when it comes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. U.N. Secretary-General António...

World on 'thin ice' as UN climate report gives stark warning

Mar. 20, 2023 18:54 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Humanity still has a chance, close to the last, to prevent the worst of climate change's future harms, a top United Nations panel of scientists said Monday. But doing so requires quickly slashing nearly two-thirds of carbon pollution by 2035, the Intergovernmental...

UN commission calls for closing the gender digital divide

Mar. 18, 2023 20:56 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N.’s premiere global body fighting for gender equality on Saturday called for wide-ranging efforts to close the gap between men and women in today’s technology-driven world and urged zero tolerance for gender-based violence and harassment online. In...

UN seeks independent ideas on tackling Afghanistan's Taliban

Mar. 16, 2023 19:51 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution Thursday calling for independent recommendations on how a united international community should address the enormous challenges confronting Afghanistan — above all the Taliban’s drastic curtailment of...

UN announces new advisers to bolster young voices on climate

Mar. 16, 2023 13:45 PM EDT

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres named seven young climate leaders Thursday to be his Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change, underlining the role of youth advocates in climate action. They include advocates, tribal land defenders, educators, and activists and will...

UN chief: 'Cold, hard facts' should guide climate policy

Mar. 13, 2023 05:14 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The head of the United Nations called Monday for scientists to serve up “cold, hard facts” to push governments into making policies that curb climate change before a key global warming threshold is passed. His comments came as experts and officials from around the...

Women's Day events highlight major gaps in gender equality

Mar. 09, 2023 02:13 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — From demands for constitutional rights in Islamabad to calls for economic parity in Manila, Paris and Madrid, International Women’s Day demonstrations in cities around the world Wednesday highlighted the unfinished work of providing equity for half of the planet's population. ...

Russian forces claim progress in Bakhmut but no end in sight

Mar. 08, 2023 14:47 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The owner of Russia's Wagner Group military contractor claimed Wednesday that his troops have extended their gains in the Ukrainian stronghold of Bakhmut, but it remained unclear how long the grinding fight might go on. Meanwhile, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio...