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2 December 2020

State of the Planet, by UN Secretary-General António Guterres

Now is the time to transform humankind’s relationship with the natural world – and with each other. And we must do so together. Solidarity is humanity. Solidarity is survival. That is the lesson of 2020.  —  State of the Planet, by UN Secretary-General António Guterres, December 2, 2020

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8 November 2020

World Science Day for Peace and Development 2020

By linking science more closely with society, World Science Day for Peace and Development aims to ensure that citizens are kept informed of developments in science. It also underscores the role scientists play in broadening our understanding of the remarkable, fragile planet we call home and in making our societies more sustainable.

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5 May 2019

Celebrate the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements

The International Year aims to recognize the importance of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements as one of the most important and influential achievements in modern science reflecting the essence not only of chemistry, but also of physics, biology and other basic sciences disciplines.

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11 December 2018

Dr. G’s #AGU18 Spotlight – The Science We Need for the Ocean We Want

The United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development is a once in a career (once in a lifetime) opportunity. The decade will not be successful if we have 20,000 individual science papers – we need to think of the big picture, to define the core opportunities, and to deliver the results.

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20 June 2018

Combating Drought and Desertification to Preserve Human Health

On June 17, the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) will observe its World Day to Combat Drought and Desertification. The devastating impacts of drought and desertification on people are highlighted this year, as the UNCCD has made the linkages between desertification and human migration its annual theme. As noted by the UN[i], one billion of the world’s poorest, most vulnerable people in over one hundred countries are at risk, …

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19 November 2017

The UN Sustainable Development Goals – what they are, why they exist

There is a need to communicate the SDGs, ensuring that more people realize they exist, that the goals are an agenda for developed and developing countries that are universal, integrated, interconnected, inclusive, and science-based. For the goals to be reached, everyone needs to do their part: governments, the private sector, civil society – and even faculty and students.

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