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Pope Francis to address world leaders at the Governing Council of IFAD, a Rome-based United Nations agency, on 14 February 2019

Rome, 27 November 2018 – Against the backdrop of rising global hunger, Pope Francis will join world leaders at the opening ceremony of the Forty-Second session of the Governing Council of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), a United Nations agency, on 14 February 2019.  The Governing Council – which meets annually with all …

World leaders commit to bold targets and urgent action to end TB

26 September 2018 World leaders meeting today at the United Nations (UN) General Assembly have committed to ensure that 40 million people with tuberculosis (TB) receive the care they need by end 2022. They also agreed to provide 30 million people with preventive treatment to protect them from developing TB. “Today is a landmark in …

Message to World Leaders in New York: Climate Change Our Biggest Fear, Say 31,000 Millennials

Ahead of the UN General Assembly, millennials worldwide say that climate change is their biggest concern, according to the Global Shapers Annual Survey 2017. Amid climate scepticism, 91% of respondents agree or strongly agree that science has proven that humans are responsible for climate change The World Economic Forum will convene its first summit dedicated to the …