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  1. HLPF 2024: Protecting Civic Space Critical for SDGs Success

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, Jul 12 (IPS) - Each year the international community comes together at the UN’s headquarters in New York to take stock of progress on sustainable development. This year’s High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) is being held between 8 and 18 July. Representatives from 36 countries, as per the UN HLPF websitewill showcase their achievements on commitments outlined in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, presenting their Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs).

  2. Is Artificial Intelligence The Way Forward or Backward?

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, Jul 12 (IPS) - Contrary to popular belief, artificial intelligence has been a cornerstone of technological progress for much longer than the past few years.

    Computer scientist Alan Turing brought forth the concept of computers solving complex human problems with his invention of the Turing Machine in 1936. This machine provided solutions to a seemingly infinite number of problems, yet the technological limitations of the early 1900s proved that this number was indeed very finite.

    Flash forward to the 2020s, artificial intelligence has become a widespread practice, impacting different fields such as music, art, science, forensics, finance, agriculture, and many others. Although artificial intelligence has been hailed as the future of human progress, it also poses a risk to this future due to its significant carbon footprint.

  3. World News in Brief: Sand and dust storm scourge, Mali humanitarian update, moving education online

    - UN News

    Dust levels worldwide decreased slightly in 2023 the UN’s weather and climate agency said on Friday, but they are still well above the long-term average in the worst-hit areas.

  4. Megaport in Brazil Makes No Contribution to Local Development

    - Inter Press Service

    SÃO JOÃO DA BARRA, Brazil, Jul 10 (IPS) - With barely 10 years in operation, the port of Açu is now the second in Brazil in cargo transport and seeks to become an industrial and energy transition hub. But so far it has contributed little to local development, causing environmental and social damage.

  5. Digital boom could well be a bust for the environment, warns UN trade agency

    - UN News

    Did you know that producing a computer weighing two kilogrammes (kg) requires a staggering 800kg of raw materials? Or that the energy required for data mining for bitcoins reached 121 terawatts last year – more than the amount consumed by most small countries?

  6. Earth’s hottest June on record

    - UN News

    Last month was the hottest June since records began and the thirteenth month in a row to set a temperature record, according to new data released on Monday from the European Union’s Copernicus Climate Change Service.

  7. US Fed-Induced World Stagnation Deepens Debt Distress

    - Inter Press Service

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jul 08 (IPS) - For some time, most multilateral financial institutions have urged developing countries to borrow commercially, but not from China. Now, borrowers are stuck in debt traps with little prospect of escape.

  8. Kenya’s Cash-Strapped, Ambitious Climate Change Goals

    - Inter Press Service

    NAIROBI, Jul 05 (IPS) - Kenya’s need for climate finance is great—the country has been battered by climate change-related disasters for years—but as this analysis shows, the arrangements remain opaque, leaving the affected communities vulnerable.Climate-related disasters have battered Kenya for years.

  9. UNESCO designates 11 new biosphere reserves

    - UN News

    The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Friday designated 11 new biosphere reserves, recognizing their importance for conserving biodiversity and cultural heritage.

  10. Gaza war grinds on as forcibly displaced run out of space to shelter

    - UN News

    Bombing continued overnight into Thursday in Gaza where some of the tens of thousands of people uprooted in response to Israeli evacuation orders have had to turn back after finding nowhere to shelter, UN humanitarians reported.

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