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Coming up at the General Assembly on Monday

Monday is the first day of what is commonly referred to as "UN Week" in New York City. We'll be using our social media platforms extensively this week to let you know where you can watch what's happening online and to report on what's taking place. Here are a few...

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Rio+20 Decoded

Sometimes it feels like you need to speak another language to follow what’s happening at the Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development – and it’s not Portuguese! With the official start of conference upon us, here is an explanation of some useful terms for...

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Guest post: Rio+20 Through Liz’s Lens

Guest contributor: Elizabeth Thompson, UN Assistant Secretary-General & Rio+20 Executive Coordinator  Watch: Interview with Elizabeth Thompson In the days ahead the press and public will dissect the Rio+20 Conference and its outcome document in order to compare...

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Zero Hunger Challenge

In Rio this week, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will launch his new Zero Hunger Challenge. One billion people don’t have enough to eat and the Secretary-General wants to see an end to hunger in his lifetime. His challenge has 5 objectives: 1. A world where everyone...